Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Cornflakes Cookies for CNY

My first attempt yesterday was not so successful cos the cookie was too soft
and actually I needed to add in more flour
but end up added butter instead!


Charlotte loves it and I suspect its becos of cornflakes

Ingredients:(Makes about 90 small cookies. You can make the cookies even smaller than I did and get a larger quantity.)
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 220g unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into small pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 280g cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 160g Kellogg’s Cornflakes (I used some cheaper European brand the first two times – really not the same. They don’t look or taste as good as Kellogg’s cornflakes.)
1. Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl, then drop the pieces of butter into the bowl on top of the sugar. Fit your mixer with the paddle attachment, then beat the butter and icing sugar on low speed for about 10 seconds (to prevent your icing sugar from flying all over your kitchen) before increasing the speed to medium and beating for another 20 seconds or so. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

2. Add the egg yolks and vanilla essence and beat for another 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again. Sift the cake flour into the mixing bowl, add the salt, and beat for another 30 seconds.

3. Pre-heat your oven to 175 degC. Prepare your cornflakes by putting them into a ziploc bag, then using your fist to pound on the bag gently so the cornflakes are roughly crushed. Pour the cornflakes into a medium-sized bowl.

4. Use a teaspoon to scoop up half a teaspoon of batter, and use another teaspoon to release the batter into the bowl of cornflakes. Use your fingertips to roll the ball of batter around till it is covered in cornflakes. Place the coated batter onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and repeat with the remaining batter.

5. Bake cookies for 22-24 min.

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