2013-01-23

Chinese New Year delights 2013: Corn flake cookies

I have been very busy in baking these few nights. Yesterday, I woke up at 6am and baked one batch of corn flake cookies. I left the balance of the dough in cling wrap and kept it in the fridge, as I needed to rush to work by 8am. I then continued baking it after coming back from work.

I tried the recipe for 3 times, before I am satisfied with the size, taste, color and texture of the cookies.
First time, my corn cookies were too dark and too big.
Second time, it had become a bit better in colour & size, but this time a bit too hard to bite.

Third time, I finally felt comfortable to store them in bottles. 

Colour and size are just nice, crispy enough, and taste good. 
This recipe is really simple. I am going to bake this more in coming weeks and give it to my freinds and relatives.
Corn Flakes Cookies  Adapted from recipe by Mich of Piece of Cake
Ingredients
  • 100 g unsalted butter*, softened
  • 100 g caster sugar ( I used icing sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • Corn flake, crushed (I used about 1 cup)
  • (I put a little bit of salt too)
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.
  • 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 mins or 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.
  I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

56 comments:

  1. Usually we have corn flakes whole, in little paper cups, stuck together with honey treacle.

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    1. Oh I love that one! I could finish one tong watching TV.

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    2. i don't fancy that actually, i would prefer the cookies type..

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    3. Because of STP and Anay said that Honey Joys corn flake, I baked them yesterday. But I burned half of them. Shit!

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  2. wow, woke up that early just to bake cookies, that's impressive!!! =]

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    1. Hehehe! I have a lot of passion in baking right now, just can't let it stop.

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  3. Yannie your photos looked like CNY ads from newspapers! So comercialised now! Just put a price tag there!

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    1. yes yes yes!! i am so impressed by the first photo lah, the basket with cookies and the CNY decorations at the background really bring out the CNY feel~~

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    2. Wa lau eh! SK, you make my day, I was hesitated whether to put that picture up or not. Because the cookies looked so dark. The background has too many things, very congested la!

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  4. You are such a busy lady - Blogger, Mother, Wifey, Koprat Worker and now baker! You still could find time to bake cookies! Walau eh!






    Anay pening lo! Aiyoyo! Yende Yannie Bulana!...


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    1. Muahahaha, Hot Mama has new nick now~ Yende Yannie Baker Bulana!

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    2. Or in shortform, YYBB~

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    3. ooopss, she stills has one more role at night in the bedroom lah.. :p

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    4. Ya lo! At night in the bedroom, I am still very busy one. I need to whatsapp HHBC, I need check my blog comments, I need to spam comments, I need to check at FB and email. Then, I can be a star fish.

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    5. LOL.... why cannot do multi tasking like meow on the bed??

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  5. Wah Yan! You so rajin! :)

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    1. Ya, she so rajin baking cookies for CNY, but I also rajin wert. Rajin makan her cookies :p

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    2. Lina, you will be rajin to do things that you really like. Just like you very rajin running .

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  6. Your cornflakes biscuit is so crunchy and aromatic.

    I might try baking it too, the recipe looks simple enough for a dummy like me.

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    1. You should try, I think you kids will like it.

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  7. I really salute you for waking up at 6AM to bake. I'm very reluctant to wake up for my morning yoga session, let alone baking, haha~

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    1. Keep the baking mojo burning, Yan!

      *so that I have lots and lots of cookies to eat until CNY!

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    2. yeah, it really needs a lot of discipline to wake up so early in the morning!! i think only passion to do something will make this possible.. two good examples: Yannie to bake, and Lina to run..

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    3. Bingo, SK. Absolutely. I can concentrate in baking until I forget about my father's name.

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  8. Hi Yan, they look beautifully crispy and golden!

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    1. Mich, thanks for your recipe, yours are much more better than mine.

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  9. You are one impressive mummy that I know of, who will fully utilize your time to the max. Thumbs up yan. The cookies looks good and yummy.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Andrew.

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  10. wow another cookies for CNY..
    this is nice.....so i guess that you will save a lot for buying cookies for CNY

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    1. Yes, I can save a lot of money in buying cookies to buy more clothes.

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  11. your first-bake cookies might not be the one you're more satisfied with, but i think the presentation is the best lah!! the basket looks very nice, and you have those CNY decorations as the backdrop.. so CNY feel lah~~

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    1. and then those glass jars very nice also!! you are going to give your friends and relatives each one a jar of cookies?? very sweet and thoughtful lah, the jars come in the perfect size as a gift, and look what!! got nice nice pink cartoon tapes to seal them up too!!

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    2. practice makes perfect!! i am sure by the time you are all ready for CNY, you will have loads of delicious cookies to serve your guests at home..

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    3. errr so this cookies shall be kept for CNY right?? i doubt you will be keeping the zebra cake, haha.. these cornflakes cookies look nice lah, i love cookies!! and when are you baking the peanut cookies?? i recently 貪吃 and bought one tub outside, kind of addicted and keep popping into my mouth as snacks~~ OMG!! @_@"

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    4. Only recently 貪吃? :p
      But those CNY cookies are really tempting, 七早八早 already got people selling... I think since early last month already on sales... So that's why we failed to resist temptations.

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    5. SK, you like to eat peanut cookies, I also like that cookies. May be I should try baking peanut cookies, if SP comes, then I can pass to him to bring back for you.

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  12. Wah, you are so hardworking Yan! Wake up at 6am just to bake?

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    1. So, got any extra for me to taste or not? Kekeke...

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    2. Sure, I will pass some to you this weekend, when I meet up with you again.

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  13. wow, self-baked cookies for CNY! Great!

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    1. I do all these cookies and cakes for the very first year, I need to practice more la!

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  14. Lovely cookies! Crunch, crunch! CNY is not complete without the lovely crunch of cookies!

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  15. yan, i can see that you're now into baking mood with the coming cny! have fun baking and have fun experimenting but drink lots of water cos it's really heaty and tiring too baking cookie:)

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Lena. I have swollen gum at the moment due to testing too many fresh from oven cookies.

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    2. fresh from oven cookies are very heaty..some times drink a lot of water also can;t help to ease of the heatiness..:(

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  16. Hi Yan,

    You are baking a lot lately. Did you and your family finish all these cakes and cookies? Or did you give away them to your lucky neighbors, friends and relatives?...

    Zoe

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    1. I gave some to my PIL, some for my colleagues and friends.

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    1. you made me start feeling CNY hei fun

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    2. wher did you find the time to do so much baking ah with work and teaching your kids studies. Salute!

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    3. It is really busy at this moment. Like that better, I can feel the CNY mood. I will slow down after CNY and focus in the girls' studies.

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  18. Looks good the cookies...This year I plan just baked 2 type of cookies : German cookies and peanut butter cookies...

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  19. Cornflakes cookies are very crunchy and can eat non stop once started to eat them, best go with a cup of kopi. I wouldn't be baking any cookies for CNY this year..I have ordered some pineapple cookies from colleagues as my hubby loves pineapples cookies..too bad you are so far, if not I will order some cookies from you, :D

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