Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cranberry Cornflake Cookies ~ CNY 2015 蔓越梅玉米曲奇


I'm sure that many of us are now planning a cookie list for the coming Chinese New Year.   I made these during the holidays and they were well received by my family members.   These cookies are quick and easy to make with crunchy cornflakes and  chewy cranberries.  Furthermore they are delicious and absolutely addictive!





Recipe for Cranberry Cornflake Cookies    蔓越梅玉米曲

Ingredients
  • 250 gm butter
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 10 oz/280 gm self-raising flour
  • 160 gm cornflakes, crushed and more for coating
  • 100 gm cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
Method
1.     Cream butter with sugar and vanilla till creamy.
2.     Add in sifted flour on low speed till just combined.
3.     Add milk and mix till dough just comes together.
4.     Stir in the crushed cornflakes and cranberries till well combined.
5.     Roll the dough into balls, and coat with some crushed cornflakes.
6.     Place the balls of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
7.     Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 12 to 14 mins or till light golden brown.
8.     Let cookies stand for about 5 mins. to cool before removing them onto a wire tray to cool completely.
9.     Store cooled cookies in an airtight cookie jar.
10. Yield :  125 cookies.  (Depending on size).








I'm linking this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan. & Feb. 2015 Event, Theme :  My Homemade Cookies by Fion of  XuanHom's Mom, co-hosted by  Victoria of  Baking Into The Ether

and to

"My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)"
hosted by Miss B of  Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by
Charmaine of  Mimi Bakery House





26 comments:

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  1. Cranberry and cornflake are the best combo. These cookies look super delicious!

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  2. A classic combo! I love these cookies, Cheah.

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  3. Delicious cookies! I love the chewiness from the dried cranberries in cookies.

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    1. Yes, so do I. Prefer cranberries to raisins.

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  4. Good looking cookies . I will bake some for my kids this weekend :)

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  5. Nice cookies ! Just perfect for Chinese New year. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hi Soke Hah, these are good cookies. Bookmarked this. BTW, I baked some sunflower crispy biscuits today. Very crispy and I used melon seeds instead of pumpkin seeds.

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    1. Yes, you can substitute with whatever types of seeds that you fancy.

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  7. wow.. look at the bunch of golden cookies u've got there! so beautiful and reflective of the CNY.. the crunchiness is irresistible am sure

    thanks for linking up

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  8. Sokehah,
    Thanks for sharing your cranberry cornflakes cookies. I have tried one recipe last year, and I simply love the chewiness of the cranberries and the crunchiness of the cornflakes, a superb combination!

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  9. Hi Cheah,
    Thanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe. Crunchy cornflakes + chewy cranberries ... addictive!

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  10. Hi, can I use the cookie cutter instead of using spoon dropping method? Will it affect the texture? Do I need to crushed the cornflakes til fine? Usually if I use cornflakes in my cookies, they will all turn out chewy after 1/2hr. Wonder what is the problem. But your cookies look great which I feel like trying out :) Thank you!--Doreen

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    1. You can't use the cookie cutter because you cannot roll out the dough, it's soft. You need to crush the cornflakes but not too fine. I normally crush them in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. After forming the dough into a ball, you coat it lightly with more crushed cornflakes. Give it a try. They do stay crunchy even kept for some time in an airtight cookie jar.

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  11. Awesomeness. These look so good and certainly getting into the New Year spirit!

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  12. Hi Can I use plain flour

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    1. Yes you can but need to add baking powder. You can google for the amount of baking powder to add in accordance with the amount of plain flour.

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  13. Hi, this is eggless right? Tks Janice

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