Monday, 15 February 2016

Chocolate Cherry Crunch Cookies


It's finally over, all the festivities. Saturday evening was the last of my kenduri cooking session. I did some baking a day before the eve and also on the third day of Chinese New Year. Now that everything is settled and quiet, I can do another spot of baking.

When I got back to work last Friday, I visited the pharmacy to pick up some supplements. At the same time I was attracted to a bottle of dried cherries. I immediately thought of cherry cookies.



So last Sunday, cherry cookies it was. Since I still had some cornflakes leftover from the earlier bakes, I crushed these up and added them to the cookie dough. 

I think cornflakes is marvelous in cookies. They give the cookies crunch and that nice cornflakes flavor and aroma.


I loved these cookies! There's the tart chewy cherries, chocolate chunks and of course the crunchy cornflakes. Dried cranberries would also work well in these cookies. Besides they are a lot more affordable than cherries.


I sort of regret not baking enough for Chinese New Year. There simply wasn't enough time. I do hope to fare better next year hee...hee...



Chocolate Cherry Crunch Cookies
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 250g self-raising flour
- 250g butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 170g dried cherries (cut bigger cherries into 2)
- 160g chocolate chunks (I chopped from a bar of chocolate)
- 1 cup cornflakes, crushed

Method :
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until combined.
3. Add cherries, chocolate chunks and cornflakes. Mix until well combined.
4. Add flour and mix until well combined to form a dough.
5. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto a lined baking tray. Use a fork to slightly flatten the dough.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 16 minutes, rotating the tray at half time.

35 comments:

  1. It's so tempting, wish the cookies is in front of me...

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    1. hah..hah...bake lah, very easy one..

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  2. yummmy...hahaha...i tried making something like that donkey years ago. Mine turn out hard like rock. No talent in baking LOL

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    1. Meow, turn out hard like rock nevermind, crunchy ma.. Dunk in Milo, sama jugak, sedap..

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    2. Eh, how your cookies become hard like rock pulak? Usually cakes can turn hard like rock hee..hee... But like what Louiz said, can celup in kopi or Milo.

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  3. If the cookies have something tart in them like dried cherries and cranberries....I like although I don't eat cookies all that much! :)

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    1. It's only lately that I appreciate having cranberries or cherries in cookies. Previously I never liked dried fruits in anything!

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  4. Sekali pandang looks like Famous Amos's raisin cookies.. Cherry, seldom eat, but dried cranberries, always eat.. This is something which I can finish in a day's time.. The whole jar, serious..

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    1. Yes, these cookies are very addictive. Especially when makan in front of the TV :D

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  5. Agree with Princess Ribbon, looks like Famous Amos, a bit nicer - theirs these days, so terribly out of shape, their spoon method - simply throw one.

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    1. hee..hee...thanks! I used ice cream scoop so that they are uniform in shape.

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  6. OMG!

    Those cookies are calling for me! LOL

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  7. Aiyo, why you liddat one? Even pharmacy also you can find something to make you think of cookies.

    And you make me think of Famous Amos cookies already. Cannot, I must tahan, need to control my diet. 2 more weeks got eating binge adventure again >.< ...

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    1. That's me lah, go into healthy place pun can think of unhealthy stuff :D

      What? Eating binge in two weeks time? Apa tu? hee..hee..

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    2. I think that's when his vacation overseas starts!

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  8. Hi Phong Hong, I can see that your cookies are very crispy and crunchy. I was down with flu before and during CNY. Didn't enjoy any cookies that I made, oranges and other goodies [CNY dishes] until 2 days ago when I'm back to my 'nest'. Luckily, I did manage to fulfil my duty as DIL in my MIL's house during this time. Thank God.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! My goodness, poor you. My parents were also down with flu during CNY. I hope you have fully recovered and well rested.

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  9. hahaha, Aunties Rock!! she went into the pharmacy to pick up some supplements, but she was carried away by the "supplements" for her cookies instead!! haha, well, can't blame you, dried cherries actually look quite interesting also, what's more to a "Baking Queen"??

    the cookies looks great!! i can imagine cherry and chocolate, they match!! and probably if the chocolate is those kind that consists of cherry liqueur in it, wah, lagi match and make the cookies taste even nicer kan?? haha.. i wonder if this suggestion would inspire you something and get carried away once more when you were doing your grocery shopping in the supermarket?? hehehe~~ :p

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    1. hah...hah... I cannot resist cherries or anything with cherries.

      The cookies turned out well for me. Worth the money spent of the cherries.

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  10. Actually I have thought of doing some cookies this CNY.. I even ajak-ed my friend already to come over and help me.. but due to our busyness, day after day, we procrastinated till we finally agree that we will do it after our CNY cookies are eaten up first! hahahaaa...

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  11. Looks so tasty! I have a few packs of expired dried cranberries in my fridge. If only I can send them to you to be turned into yummy cookies like this. :)

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    1. Oh dear! I think those cranberries can still be eaten :)

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  12. I agree with you. Cornflakes are great in cookies. I absolutely love the chocolate and cherry combo as well :)

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    1. I'm baking another batch because I miss them :D

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  13. Hi Phong Hong,

    CNY is always hectic... please don't say that you have not bake enough for CNY! You have been baking a lot throughout the whole year and isn't this better than just baking for CNY??? :p

    Yummy cookies! Love all baked goods with dried cherries :)

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! There can never be enough cookies, right? hee..hee...

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  14. Love these crunchy cookies with added dried cherries and cornflakes! Yum!

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    1. They are so yum that I am going to bake another batch!

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  15. I like cookies with cornflakes. Very addictive. Can't afford to eat too much cookies now.

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    1. There had been a lot of cookie munching during CNY and I can't seem to stop hah...hah..

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  16. Hi Phong Hong,
    Your cookies looks wonderful! Dried cherries are very expensive, I bought mine from Bake With Yen, the baking supplier store, I think cheaper than what you would find elsewhere.
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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    1. Hi Joyce! Thank you :) And Gong Xi Fa Cai! Thanks for the tip, I must look for dried cherries at Bake With Yen. Somehow I never saw these when I was there previously.

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  17. The cookies are also calling ME and Lina.
    What an innovative idea to bake them with dried cherries.
    I love the cherries anytime even in the coffee bean's drink!!

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