UPDATED POST ON 7 January 2015
I found that it is much crispier without the cups. It will spread outwards a bit but very crispy and nice to eat.
I have also made some minor amendments to the recipe to enhance the crispiness.
Nestum is a baby cereal and has its unique aromatic fragrance..Since young, I love Nestum. Even until today, Nestum is still my choice of breakfast cereals..
Using baby cereal to make into cookies will definitely yield an aromatic cookie… I have added milk powder to enhance the flavour and I am sure readers will concur with me that milk powder blends well with this baby cereal.
When the cookies were just out of the oven, I was rather shocked that the cookies’ exterior seem to be very hard. I am worry that something went wrong. When it cooled down completely and when i take a first bite, I found it is an enjoyment after breaking the crust and proceed to bite the interior .. It is addictive and asking my kids to try and both concurred that it is a nice cookie.. At least they like it.
Round shaped cookies are more difficult to bake but if you prepare the cookies in a disc or saucer shape, it will be easier to become crispy and shorten the baking time considerably. As such, this cookie need some close monitoring as the baking time depends very much on your shape and oven temperature.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Recipe inspired from : Cornflakes Cookies / Cereal Cookies – Look See Eat
Servings: about 40-50 cookies depends on size of cookies
- 100 grams of butter – at room temperature
- 100 grams of fine sugar or icing sugar
- 100 grams of
plain flour or all purpose flourself raising flour
- 50 grams of
potatoes starch or corn starch (not in picture)rice flour
- 50 grams of milk powder
- 1 egg
- 80 grams of Nestum baby cereal
- Some mini paper cups
STEPS OF PREPARATION
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs gradually and beat until well combined. Add in the sifted milk powder, plain flour, potatoes starch and if you prefer, a tablespoon of Nestum baby cereals. Use the machine’s lowest speed to stir for a minute or two until well mix and form a pliable dough. Scoop a teaspoon of the dough, roughly shape round, put in a bowl of Nestum baby cereals. Roll sparingly. Transfer the dough to the paper cups and bake in the pre-heated oven of 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until it become golden brown. It is suggested that the dough be rolled into 1-2 mm thickness instead of the ball shape such that the biscuit is easier to become crispy.
- Temperature control is important and timing will very much depend on the shape of the cookies. Disc or sauce shape cookies are crispier than round cookies and timing will be shorten considerably (about 10-15 minutes) .
- Instead of baby cereal, breakfast cereals such as corn flakes can be used. However, the corn flakes will need to be pound until fine they resembling the size of Nestum baby cereals.
It is a crispy cookie which is different from the other Chinese New Year cookies that melts in the mouth. The first bite felt some hard crust as you continue to bite, you will feel the softer inner part full of cereal fragrance and the second cookie should be in your hand by then.. Haha … For those who like baby cereal like me, you may want to give it a try.
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