Friday, 5 October 2012

Cornflakes cookies!

I decided to make some cornflakes cookies today as a means to practice them before making more next week to give to various friends and relatives. LOL. I do not want to risk making a whole batch of yucky ones. Surprisingly these are very simple and easy to make, barely taking 20 minutes to prepare and the rest are all baking time.

220 g butter
120g sugar
2 eggs
340g all-purpose flour
A whole small bowl of cornflakes (coarsely crushed) - I placed mine in between Scott towels and ran through my rolling pin on them..or you can just use your hands :P
1 tsp vanilla essense
40g corn flour


Heat up oven first at 180 degree Celsius

1) Beat butter and sugar till fluffy and paler than their original colour.
2) Add vanilla essence and eggs and continue to beat until eggs are more or less incorporated.
3) Fold in the flour mixture including corn flour.
4) Using two spoons, scoop out a portion of the cookie dough into the crushed cornflakes. This is when you can roughly shape the cookies into balls by smoothing out/’rounding’ the cookies which are not on the cornflakes yet, i.e. you shape the top uneven part of the non-coated part and turn them into the cornflakes and gently ‘round up’ the coated part so they form a ball.
5) Bake for about 25 minutes-30 minutes at 180 degree Celsius (middle tray) until golden brown.

I find my cookies crunchy on the outside and a little crumbly in the inside. If you would like a crunchier version, I would advise reducing the all-purpose flour to about 280-300g? I do not think adding the sugar in this case is a good idea cos this is already sweet enough for me. However, if you have a sweet tooth and do not mind having more sugar, then by all means add on the sugar (white) to make it crunchier. Also, white sugar is used here and do NOT replace with brown sugar or you will end up with even chewier cookies. This recipe makes about roughly 50 cookies if you made them medium sized. I think it should yield 80 cookies if you make them small (small ones in cookie cups).

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