Feb 12, 2018

Recipe: Cornflakes Cookies


Ingredients:


  • 100g butter
  • 75g castor sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 150g flour
  • 15g corn flour
  • (any amount) crushed cornflakes - separated into 2 bowls, I used up 1/3 of a mid-sized Kellog's cornflakes for one batch
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon essence (optional)
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt

Steps:

  1. Mix butter and sugar into mixer. If you don't have a mixer, leave the butter to melt and beat with a whisk. 
  2. Add egg, vanilla essence and lemon essence. Continue mixing/beating.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, corn flour and salt.
  4. Combine the two mixture and continue beating until even. Add crushed cornflakes into the mixture depending on your taste.
  5. The mixture should feel like a paste. If it's too runny, add more flour.
  6. Shape the cookie and roll it on top of the remaining crushed cornflakes for the crust.
  7. (Optional) add cut cherries on top of the cookie to give it a pop of colour.
  8. Bake it for 25 minutes at 175 degrees Celcius. If your is too big, bake it at 35 minutes at 170 degrees Celcius.

Tips:

  • Use Anchor butter (unsalted) for better taste. I tried using normal Buttercup, there's a big difference in taste.
  • If you don't have lemon essence, you can use any lime. Since all you need is a small amount, there's no need to buy a new bottle of lemon essence.
  • To make it crunchier, add more crushed cornflakes into the mixture. 
  • You can skip Step #6 - rolling the crushed cornflakes - if you add lots of cornflakes into the mixture. 
  • One batch creates about 100 pieces of cookies (the size of mini fishball).
  • It takes about 15 minutes to prepare for 1 tray of baking. Total time spent to make that 100 pieces was 1 hour.

It's been awhile since I update on my blog. That is because I was so busy baking for Chinese New Year.

I've been searching up and down for cornflakes cookies in the mall, online and any bakeries. Unfortunately, there's no one making it. According to one of the baker, cornflakes is too expensive, so everyone focuses on nestum or oat cookies where they can find cheaper alternative ingredients. So, I decided to make my very own cornflakes cookies. 

The ingredients are not cheap, including the bottle and cookie lining, I spent about RM15. It's definitely not for sale, otherwise I have to charge really expensive. But I do give some to my friends and most of them give good comments, except some said it's too hard, and some said it's too soft. That depends on the content of the cornflakes inside the cookies.

Good luck on trying the cookies. If you do make it, please tag me in your IG @queenjerine. I would love to see your adaptation to the recipe.

'Til then... Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese readers! And happy holiday to all. 
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