One cookie-ingredient that you may not have considered before is cornmeal. Cornmeal, a staple ingredient already used in most Venezuelan homes, is making its debut in America and proves an ideal addition to any food – cookies included. Sounds interesting, huh? Let’s take a closer look at things: corn, a native American food, is dried and ground into a fine consistency, making it into the cornmeal you and I know. It is rich in nutrients and versatility and therefore has fast become a staple food in countries all over the globe.