Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cornflake Cookies

I always remember cornflake cookies as one of the many variety of cookies that would be served in our house during Chinese New Year. In fact you would probably find this cookie being served in most Chinese homes during this festival period.

I'm not sure why I had a graving for cornflakes cookies a few months back. As I really could not remember the recipe my mum had used, I randomly took one off the internet. I tried it out but somehow the cookies did not turn as I had hoped. So I dropped an email to my sister who is currently residing in Melbourne to ask for her recipe. Ever since I tried out her recipe, I've made these cookies on four separate occassions.

Cornflake 2

Cornflake Cookies


85g sugar
113g unsalted butter
141g self-raising flour, sifted
1/2 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups lightly crushed cornflakes


1) Beat soften butter and sugar until light in colour.

2) Add egg and vanilla extract.

3 Fold in flour in one go and shape the biscuit dough into the size of small limes.

4) Roll the dough balls into the cornflakes and place on a lined baking tray about 1 1/2" apart.

5) Bake cookies in a preheated oven of 160-170C for 15-18 mins

Bakers Note:

To make self-raising flour, mix 150gm plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder.
For variation to the cookie recipe, you can add in 1/2 cup of raisins or cranberries.

Cornflake 1

Cornflake 3


Angie's Recipes said...

Love the cornflake crunchy and addictive!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

If I gotta eat cereal I'd much prefer to do it this way.

ann low said...

Ooh...this is my favorite. I always like to bake cornflake cookies with black currant for CNY.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Looks so golden and crunchy! I think Anncoo's idea is great - adding currants would be lovely! :)

busygran said...

Very crunchy-looking! I can chomp on it non-stop and end up getting a sore throat. ;)

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...


These cornflakes cookies look like the real thing!!

Georgous & very appetizing looking!

Anonymous said...

I agree that cornflake cookies are a favourite for Chinese New Year! :)

Pei-Lin said...

Jo, cornflake cookies also bring so much of my childhood memories. Love the buttery crunch there. Yea, I also add raisins to mine. Dunno why leh ... Love the tart sweetness that raisins imply.

petite nyonya said...

cornflake cookies are just so festive. they're addictive too...i like the crunch of the cornflakes. and the buttery taste is sinfully good!

Anh said...

I have never made cornflake cookies! (we don't eat cornflakes around here). But i do love the crunch!

tigerfish said...

The kitchen and your whole house must be smelling good!

mysimplefood said...

just the recipe I was looking for. thanks!! hurray!

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