Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Corn Flakes Cookies

I've barely packed away my Christmas tree and Chinese New Year is already round the corner. I love this time of the year because we're in a celebratory mood for a few months at a stretch. The Chinese New Year baking frenzy is gaining momentum and these Corn Flakes Cookies are the rage on the Munch Ministry Facebook group. Those who have tried it say it's delicious and highly addictive. With a huge bag of corn flakes calling out to be used, I made these cookies one evening. 


I'm quite a lazy baker and dislike using too many utensils. This cookie recipe is right up my alley because it is very easy and fuss free. I mixed the butter, sugar, egg and flour in one bowl using a spoon and coated the cornflakes in another. 


These cookies turned out really delicious - they are crispy on the outside with loose, buttery crumbs inside. Reviews say that these cookies keep well for a long time inside an air tight container, but they were gobbled up by my three kids before I had a chance to find out if that's true. With its lovely golden hue, I think these cookies are perfect for Chinese New Year.


Corn Flakes Cookies (About 20-25 cookies depending on size)
Adapted from recipe by Molly Tay of Munch Ministry

Ingredients
  • 100 g unsalted butter*, softened
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • Corn flake, crushed (I used about 3/4 cup)
Method
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Cream butter and sugar till well mixed using a wooden spoon.
  • Add in egg and mix well.
  • Add in flour and mix well.
  • Use a teaspoon, scoop out a small amount of mixture. Roll it gently into a ball the size of a small fishball (Mine was about 16 g each).
  • Coat the ball with corn flakes all over.
  • Place on a lined baking tray and gently press down with a fork to flatten it slightly.
  • Bake for 15-20 mins till golden brown.
  • Cool before removing from baking tray.
* Make sure the butter is soft enough to stir, I left mine outside for about 1.5 to 2 hours.


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I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.


36 comments:

  1. Oh these look wonderful! I love a simple buttery cookie...but I bet the sweet, crunchy cornflakes really shine here! LOVE this simple and sweet recipe! : )

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  2. Oh yum! Last year I baked a batch an it got a little soft after a week. :P but yours look potential! Gonna give it a try when I grab the chance, thanks Mich!

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  3. looks great Mich! Will definitely put this on my baking list!

    jean

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  4. wow... looks so tempting!! the best part i like is that it doesn't require the mxier!! Fuss free....haa...I wana try it this weekend!! Thanks Mich for sharing!

    Joanne

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  5. there are days when i am willing to tackle a complicated recipe but most days, i like making "fuss-free" stuff just like you. these look so sweet and crunchy :D

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  6. I love crunchy cookies and these look pretty too!

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  7. Thanks Mich,looks delicious & thanks for sharing, will try this recipe soonest for CNY, You are a Natural.


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  8. Mich, I love cookies with cornflakes! I think this will my first cookie try out! If it turns out, you'll see it in my blog. Hah! Hah!

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  9. Sometimes I find cookies can be too soft but with the addition of crunchy cornflakes these sound perfect.

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  10. Cornflakes cookies is one of my favorites during CNY. I loves the crunch.

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  11. Hi Mich, your cornflakes cookies look very tempting. Guess hard to stop eating if you put this in front of me. I go get coffee.....:)

    Have a nice day ahead,regards.

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  12. Mich , these cookies are pretty delicious ! Love the crunchiness of cornflakes in these nibbles :D

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  13. Mich, I like this recipe, I will try this next week. Thank you.

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  14. This recipe indeed looks very easy and the results are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hi Mich,
    Your cookies looks wonderful! Yes, CNY is just round the corner before you know it! How time really flies! I, for one, am looking forward for CNY to be over! Seriously! LOL! Much as I enjoy CNY, it will be a relief to be back home to routine daily life!
    Have a nice day, Mich!

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  16. Mich, just with my imagination, I think I know how crunchy these cookies are. I'm also in CNY mood now after seeing so many friends baking for CNY!

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  17. Hi! These cookies look crunchy & delicous, may try this recipe soon.

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  18. with few ingredients and resulted great taste, love this recipe!

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  19. Hi Mich! Crispy on the outside and buttery inside?!! This is my kind of cookies... Will ask wife to bake.. :)

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  20. Sounds easy enuf for another lazy baker here :) i am always too lazy to make my own cny cookies, maybe will attempt this as my maiden effort haha.

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  21. So beautifully baked - love the nice golden color.

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  22. this recipe is really fuss free! i like how golden it looks! perfect for cny!

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  23. These look great, can't quite imagine what they taste like. I love cornflakes though so maybe should give it a try!

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  24. What a wonderful idea! I love cornflakes (and cookies, of course!) so these look right up my alley. Thank you for sharing with me. This post, along with my cup of hot chocolate, is making for a very lovely Thursday morning. Have a great weekend!

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  25. They must be very crunchy. I'd love them for breakfast indeed. Makes a lovely change :-)

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  26. I love corn flake cookies! They were a real favourite when I was a kid. And cornflake crunches. You know.. in the patty pans with the honey :) Nom!

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  27. Hi Mich, will be making this too but haven't decide which recipe to use yet. Like the colour, crunch and buttery taste.

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  28. this can serve as healthy snacks for kids.

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  29. Hi Mich, Great looking cookies. They must be very crunchy !.

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  30. hi Mich, its been awhile since the last time i baked cornflake cookies
    yours makes me drooling
    i guess i will make a batch for cny :)

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  31. BEAUTIFUL looking little cookies, these are similar to what I call Melting Moments in the UK! Such light little morsels! Karen

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  32. They look so lovely and crunchy

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  33. Oh Mich!
    I Iove simple and tasty cookies!
    Your cornflakes cookies 'ngam' me..LOL
    mui

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  34. YUM! These cookies look yummy & great for CNY treats! I've never try making it before but after looking at yours, I'm eager to try! hehehehehe

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