Monday, 22 February 2016

Cranberry Cornflakes Chocolate Chip Cookies


It's really weird. Chinese New Year will be officially over today and I am in the mood for baking cookies. The cookie bug's timing sucks. 


But it doesn't really matter because any time is a good time for cookie baking. I bought some more cornflakes and cranberries and I also had a few packets of chocolate chips which I purchased before CNY with the intention of baking chocolate chip cookies. 


This has got to be one of my favorites because this cookie is very crunchy, chocolaty and tangy. I baked them until they were evenly browned because that's the way I like my cookies. It makes them crispy and to me, they taste better when browned. 


Previously, I made the mistake of storing cookies before they were completely cooled. That resulted in the cookies losing their crunchiness. This time I made sure that they were cool to the touch before I stored them. I am happy to report that they stayed crunchy the next day. I don't know about the day after that because there weren't any left hee..hee...hee...









Cranberry Cornflakes Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 300g self-raising flour
- 250g butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 170g dried cranberries
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups cornflakes (lightly crushed)

Method :
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to cream the mixture until evenly mixed.
3. Add dried cranberries, chocolate chips and crushed cornflakes and continue to mix.
4. Add flour and mix to form a dough.
5. Using two teaspoons, scoop cookie dough onto lined baking trays and bake for 15 minutes at 160C or until cookies are evenly browned.
6. Cool on cooling rack and store when completely cool.

Notes for my own reference :
1. The first batch was baked for 16 minutes, tray rotated after half time.
2. The second batch onward were baked for 15 minutes, tray rotated after 8 minutes.

36 comments:

  1. I can't tell these apart from the chocolate cherry cookies you made the other day :) And yes, I like my cookies well browned too!

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  2. Can bake cookies all year long, dont care whether it's CNY or not.. But I can only see melt-in-the-mouth peanut cookies, pineapple tarts and ngaku during CNY.. Oohhh got cornflakes inside, maybe I can make this, do something with my cornflakes, I have 1 big packet at home, kids boh sukak.. They only like koko krunch :)

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    1. Eh...now I got idea, put koko krunch in chocolate cookies. Last time I bought to make those doggie cookies but boh jadi until the koko krunch expired.

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  3. Lovely bake, if I see this before CNY, I will sure follow this recipe. Thanks Phong Hong, these cookies look indeed good to me.

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    1. Thanks Yannie. Don't have to wait till next CNY lah. Can bake now :)

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  4. Hi Phong Hong, my cookies are all finished. Can grab some of yours. Actually, I had all the ingredients to bake this cookies before CNY but didn't cos' I already baked too much. Will try this recipe or yours, looks so crispy. I Like.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! If I baked as much as you did for CNY I will pengsan! hah...hah...

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  5. Those sure looks yummy.

    And I agree. Cookie time is anytime :)

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    1. Yes, bila-bila also can bake and eat cookies. Good for carbo loading also I think hee..hee...

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, I love cookies especially with cornflakes. Your look so yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I love cornflakes and used to eat them with milk and sugar for breakfast and sometimes dinner hah..hah...

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  7. If you only bake during CNY then your blog name has to be changed already... should say: After CNY, normal service is resumed. :D

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  8. I had something with cranberry, I think my niece gave me - everything's gone now, Chinese New Year is over. Time to go cold turkey, fast...and slim down...hopefully. LOL!!!

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    1. I haven't started the slimming process yet, obviously. hah..hah..hah...

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  9. hehehe.. see?? we got it right.. this Baking Auntie really went to stock up more cornflakes, dried cranberries and chocolate chips, while she was doing grocery shopping for something else.. i don't bake, obviously, but i can relate your baking bug to my shopping bug.. i don't really buy clothes to prepare myself for CNY, but the bug actually comes during or after CNY, hahaha..

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    1. Actually having more stock is good for emergency hee..hee.. Like recently I ran out of semi-sweet chocolate chips and had to make do with milk chocolate chips, which I felt was not as good. But luckily got extra nuts in the fridge. Biar lebih, jangan kurang hee..hee...

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  10. i like dried cranberries, often buy them in packets sold in supermarket and have them as snacks or campur into my oats.. i was looking at your cookies and that close up on that piece of cranberry looks so sexy to me, hahahaha, and i always find berry-berry sekalian very matching with chocolates.. and somemore you stressed that this batch of cookies are the crunchiest in history, awwww, triple the delectable score!! :p

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    1. Dried cranberries are also very nice in salads. Now I tend to stock up on them for putting in oats too. But I don't like eating them plain.

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  11. baked till the cookies are evenly browned.. wah, this sounds like so tough for me, haha, it surely needs lots of skills and effort to bake each and every cookies evenly brown, i mean how you control the temperature and the timing, wow!! and now you learned to allow the cookies to fully cooled down before storing them in jars, and this is the secret to keep them crunchy for weeks!! clap clap clap, and this also makes you wanna bake more, am i right?? :D

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    1. Actually no need special skills lah. Just check on them every now and then. Once evenly browned, just take out and cool them. I have now slowly learnt to appreciate chewy cookies too.

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  12. I have dried figs and dates from UK... my son brought them back and I don't know what to do with them except to put them on my oats! What a waste, right? Perhaps one day I do some baking with them... hahahaha.. as usual, I talk only, no action one.. hahahaha

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    1. Figs and dates are also very nice in cookies! You go out makan most of the time, so cookies are not a priority lah hee..hee..

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  13. I can almost taste your cookies by looking at them. Delicious! No wonder they are all gone after being kept for just one day.

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    1. They are pretty good due to the crunch and chewy cranberries.

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  14. I love cookies but dare not bake any because I tend to eat a lot and I need to reduce my weight!

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    1. Yes, cookies baking leads to eating and not good for our weight hah..hah...

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  15. Hi Phong Hong,

    Chocolate chips + cranberry + cornflakes!!! I'm not surprised that there's nothing left on the 2nd day of bake :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, what you said made me think that I should add choc chips+cranberries+cornflakes into my overnight oats. LOL!

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  16. Hi Phong Hong, I've been gone so long, and missing from my blog, due to death and illness, but I'm back in full force now. So sorry for not visiting your blog and others' as well but I have abandoned my own blog as well! I am truly salivating over your crunchy corn flakes crumb chocolate chip cranberry cookies...seriously yummy, and addictive! Never have I heard of adding corn flake to the batter. Yumm, and double yummm...so creative, and so superb. Leave it to you, to come up with such amazing creations! I've missed you, and will continue to keep up with your latest post! xoxo

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! Great to have you back! I am sorry that you faced such challenging times but you are a very strong lady and you have risen above. I have missed you too, you always leave such sweet and encouraging comments. Thank you!

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  17. Yummy... I love anything cranberry and you got cookies there! wow... quick ..send some to me!! :)

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    1. By Poslayu the cookies will also layu by the time they reach you LOL!

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