Icelandic Cornflake Meringues - These popular christmas cookies from Iceland are very quick and easy to make, and they're gluten-free. The light and delicate meringue is bulked up with the light crunch of cornflakes and has chunks of dark chocolate. They're then drizzled in dark chocolate and sprinkled with a few flakes of sea salt. #christmascookies #icelandicfood #iceland #christmasrecipe #glutenfreechristmas #glutenfree
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5 from 8 votes

Icelandic Cornflake Meringue Cookies for Christmas

The airy and delicate meringue envelops the crunchy cornflakes and rich chunks of dark chocolate. As with most meringues, the outside is dry and delicate, while the inside of the meringue turns marshmallowy and gooey.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Icelandic
Servings: 15
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup (100g) superfine / caster sugar (superfine)
  • 3/4 cup (35g) cornflakes , lightly crushed (ensure gluten-free if required)
  • 2 oz (50g / 1/2 cup) dark chocolate chopped into small chunks
  • ½ tsp vanilla

To decorate

  • 2 oz (50g/ 1/2 cup) dark chocolate melted
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
  • Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer or stand mixer, slowly adding the sugar, until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chunks, cornflakes and vanilla.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced 1” apart.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the outside is crispy.
  • Melt the remaining dark chocolates and drizzle or splatter over the cooled cookies, then sprinkle each one with a few flakes of sea salt.


adapted from Saveur


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.5mg