Cornbread Sugar Cookie Squares with Honey Butter Frosting

Published February 12, 2012. Updated January 5, 2024

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Warm Cornbread Sugar Cookie Squares with Honey Butter Frosting are perfect for a comforting dessert when you just need to bake something sweet! These have all the satisfaction of a sugar cookie, but the texture and complexity of cornbread and honey butter are perfect for a more sophisticated sweet tooth. 


It’s official, I’m in love with cornbread lately!  I posted my recipe for Cornbread Pancakes with Honey Butter Syrup a few weeks ago (I’ve made them again twice since) and it got me thinking of everything else I could blend with classic cornbread, honey butter and all.  Sugar cookies are a popular favorite, so I set out on a venture to turn my Simple Sugar Cookie Squares into a cornbread version.

Cornbread Cookie Squares with Honey Butter Frosting

I’m ecstatic that my experiment turned out so wonderfully!  Sometimes I get one of these random food ideas and they are a total failure, but the ones that work keep me experimenting.  These are truly some of my new favorite cookies.  I love that they are so unique.  I’ve never tasted a cookie like it, and they’re certain to interest everyone at your next gathering.

Cornbread Cookie Squares with Honey Butter Frosting

While these cookies have nearly the same texture as frosted sugar cookies, they have a flavor all their own: a sweet cornbread covered in creamy honey butter flavor. Fans of sweet cornbread as a traditional side dish will fall head over heels for this cookie and frosting version.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  Oh and bonus they are even healthier than your average sugar cookie because the corn flour adds in whole grain, making them unintentionally healthier. I think they’d make a delicious breakfast too, but they probably won’t last long once you pull them out of the oven!

These are so easy to make, so get going and make a batch!

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Cornbread Sugar Cookie Squares with Honey Butter Frosting

Cornmeal based soft sugar cookie bars with a sweet, rich honey butter frosting.
Servings: 24
Prep20 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes


Honey Butter Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 13 x 9 baking dish, set aside. In a mixing bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter and sugar until light and fluffy about 3 - 4 minutes. Stir in egg, egg yolk, sour cream and lemon juice. Slowly mix in dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Gently press mixture evenly into buttered dish and bake 16 - 18 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool completely then frost with Honey Butter Frosting. Store cookies in a single layer in an airtight container.

Honey Butter Frosting

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whip with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.


*Cornflour can be found in the health foods or gluten free section of the supermarket, if you can't find it there it is also sold online (here). I used Bob's Red Mill brand. This is entirely different from cornstarch so do NOT use cornstarch, I know some people refer to cornstarch as cornflour so I just wanted to clarify here that's not what you use in this recipe.