Monday, 26 February 2018

Nestum Chocolate Chip Cookies


This is the second cookie that I baked during Chinese New Year. I bought a packet of Nestum cereal way earlier with the good intention of baking cookies as giveaways before the new year.

I also had a few packets of chocolate chips and a box of Hershey's cocoa powder in the fridge. I kept the cocoa powder in the fridge because an earlier batch went musty even before the expiry date.

Since I was all fired up, after I finished baking the Cornflakes Cranberry Cookies, I started this batch of Nestum Chocolate Chip Cookies.


I know these cookies don't look very attractive but they are very addictive. The aroma of baked cereal with chocolate and butter is most pleasing and tastes incredibly good. 

I found these cookies to be very addictive and moreish. But I had to refrain from eating too many or else I would not have enough to fill up the cookies canisters.


I find it very difficult to make small cookies. As I spooned the dough onto the baking tray, they kept getting bigger and bigger as I went along. Tsk! I suppose CNY cookies should be dainty and bite sized so that you can pop the whole thing into your mouth and not make a mess (or choke).


Since these cookies were so nice, I baked up another batch a few days later. I filled up two (smaller) canisters for giveaway and whatever that could not fit into the containers were mine. Mine! heh...heh...heh...

Nestum Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 250g self-raising flour
- 30g cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
- 250g butter, softened
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 200g semi-sweet chocolate chips (also Hershey's)
- 2 cups Nestum cereal

Method :
1. Sift flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Whisk to evenly mix the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
2. Using an electric hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
3. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to cream until well mixed.
4. Add flour and using a spatula, fold to form a dough.
5. Add chocolate chips and fold to mix.
6. Using two teaspoons, drop spoonfuls of dough into the Nestum and using your hand, coat the dough with the cereal and form the dough into a ball.
7. Line the dough balls on a lined baking tray and bake at 160C for 15-20 minutes.
8. Transfer cookies onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

31 comments:

  1. Cookies is very addictive, once start eating, can't stop, hehe...

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  2. I seldom take nestum cookies. Which remind me I have a nestum cake that my man bought yesterday from bakery.

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    1. I have never come across a nestum cake. Must be nice :)

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  3. Good to read that you have baked more cookies for CNY giveaway to your relatives! Talk about killing two birds with one stone - you are happy to bake and your relatives are happy to get to eat your delicious cookies. The balance all ended up in your tummy I guess, none left for freezing - I don't think these cookies are good for freezing, right?

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    1. I kept the cookies in the fridge, something I learnt from SK! Just take them out to room temperature before consuming. Still crunchy and good!

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  4. You are so veli cleber & innovative to add nestum into typical chocolate chips. I could imagine the heavenly smell. What a pity I would never get a bite of your cooking and bakings except ogle at the canisters! You should start selling them online next CNY.

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    1. I knew you would say that hee..hee..

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  5. Luckily, I'm not a cookie monster...so I'm able to resist the temptation of eating cookies quite well. ^_~

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    1. Good for you! These cookies can wreak havoc on waistlines >.<

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  6. Any nestum.cookies, i like!

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    1. Me too, love the aroma and flavor they impart.

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  8. Happy CNY Phong Hong!! I suppose you can consider using chocolate nestum :-)

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    1. Happy CNY Ann! Oh, chocolate Nestum would be great!

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  9. I'm not a cookie monster as well so I can resist the temptation LOL

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    1. How lucky. I cannot resist hah..hah..

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  10. Hi PH! Sorry for not coming by for the past few days... busy busy not cooking but running like a mad chicken here and there..hahahaa... Never tried this type of nestum cookies before... sure looks YUM to me!!

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    1. Don't worry Claire! I understand we are all so busy during the festive period.

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  11. Oooh, so tempting! If I ate one, I'd have to match it with a second!

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    1. I ate half a canister the other day. OMG! LOL!

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  12. Sounds like a healthy treat! Yum! xoxo

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  13. interesting twist to chocolate chip cookies! i didn't manage to have much cookies this CNY, though i did have a lot of pineapple tarts, heh :D

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    1. Oh! I missed pineapple tarts. Those were one of my faves from childhood.

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  14. Same as ewew and choi yen, i am not a cookie monster too hee hee

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    1. Good. Good. Cookies are not exactly the best things to eat if we are watching our weight.

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  15. These cookies are amazing, Phong Hong, so crunchy and love the addition of the Hershey's chips and cocoa, which I always use...the best! We have the Wheat and Honey brand Nestum in our supermarkets, the plain ones are baby cereals in that brand. I will try your recipe, for sure! BTW, Happy Chinese New Year! xoxo

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    1. I have sacrificed a little more money for Hershey's as it's excellent! Oh, it's nice that you have Nestum cereal over there too, ELisabeth. Thanks for your new year greetings :)

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