Monday, 19 February 2018

Crunchy Cranberry Cornflakes Cookies


Chinese New Year is over. I mean not over, over, since we have until the 15th day to celebrate. At least the first 3 days have passed. 

So how was your celebration? For me, it was low key and possibly the least tiring since I only cooked on the eve. Even then it was only one dish since we adopted the potluck approach. 

I admit that I was lacking in enthusiasm and energy. Hormonal I think. I look back at CNY past when I cooked up a storm on the eve and on the first and second day of CNY. I had a lot of energy back then but I guess age is catching up on me.


It was only on the first day of CNY that I started baking cookies. Yeah. Who does that, right? I was in the zone (hah!) and somehow I was motivated after seeing my niece polishing off my chocolate chip cookies

I had this box of cornflakes which I bought last year to bake something and it was left untouched. The cornflakes were expiring this month and I was determined not to let it go to waste. And then there were these two packets of dried cranberries.


And so the baking frenzy began and I was actually enjoying the process. Upstairs, I had a row of plastic canisters which I bought two years ago (!!!) when I thought that I would bake cookies to giveaway. Well, I blame my hormones again for the lack of action.


Well, I am happy to report that I have used up all but one canister. I am also happy to have finished the whole box of cornflakes and the two packets of cranberries.


I baked three types of cookies but these are my favorite. They are very crunchy with sweet and sour chewy cranberries and add to that, a rich buttery taste. 

Here is the recipe and I hope that you enjoy these cookies as much as I do.


Crunchy Cranberry Cornflakes Cookies
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 250 butter, softened (I used Golden Churn)
- 250g self-raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 125g dried cranberries
- 2.5 cups cornflakes, crushed

Method :
1. Using an electric handmixer (or do it by hand using a wooden spoon or spatula), cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until well mixed.
3. Add flour and using a spatula, fold the flour into the creamed butter to form a dough.
4. Add cranberries and continue to fold until well mixed.
5. Using two teaspoons, scoop a teaspoon of dough and drop it into the crushed cornflakes. Using your hand, coat the dough with cornflakes and shape the dough into a ball.
6. Place dough onto a lined baking tray and bake at 160C for 15-20 minutes until cookies are golden brown (I baked for 20 minutes, turning the tray at half time for even baking).
7. Remove from oven and transfer cookies onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

23 comments:

  1. Cornflakes cookies is nice, I like it...

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    1. Yeah, it's good. Eat and eat cannot stop...

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  2. Yes, there's still time. People start work today. Dijamin sampai hari esok. Hehehehehe!!!!

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  3. You used up all but one canister? Looks like you have lots to give away to colleagues, friends & family? ;)
    It's usual that as we age, we get (not lazy, ok maybe just a little lazy) tired from all the cooking and things get dialled down as the years progress. Potluck is a good option...everyone gets to contribute something and not one person has to slave over the stove.

    Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family with greetings of health and wealth for the coming year, my dear :)

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    1. I baked for family members only and even then it was quite a lot of work hah..hah..

      Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family too!

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  4. Hahahha... somehow I have enough of cookies. Yes, CNY only pass 3 days but it seems it’s over. Everyone start work today on Monday.

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  5. Wish I could have some too! I'm having a terrible sore throat after my Japan trip. Sigh! xoxo

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  6. I have fond memories of cereal (Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Rice Crispies) being made into slices and biscuits as a child.

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    1. I must look into such recipes as cereals make cookies and biscuits extra delicious.

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  7. I weren't well on the eve and 1st day. So I felt like zombie during those two days. Luckily I were not needed to cook. I just eat only. Haha.

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    1. Oh dear, poor you. Hope you are all good now!

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  8. Yay! You baked cookies for CNY! No freezing for this. You gave away all your cookies to relatives? Seeing your niece finished your cookies is a testament that your cookies are super duper tasty!

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  9. This year I too felt lazy and slowed down. I started cooking 2 main meals each day (which I haven't done so for a long time) from CNY eve till 2nd day of CNY (for 3 days)! Now life is back to my lazy self! Lol!

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    1. This year is the year that I felt very lazy and unmotivated. I hope I am not like that next year LOL!

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  10. Good to know that you used up your going-to-expired cornflakes :)
    PS: I accidentally bought a packet of low protein flour, any idea how can I use it?

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    1. How about sponge cake or ogura cake?

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    2. Ok Ok, thank you, will try to Google some recipes~

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  11. I can see we are now both enjoying cookies time at our kicthens:)

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