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It’s the time of the year again! Time to eat our hearts out and feel guilty after…

This year I decided to bake Cornflakes Cookies to add to the new year goodies at home. Didn’t have much time as I just got back from Hong Kong so needed something nice, yummy & simple to make!

Ingredients:
200 g unsalted butter, softened
200 g brown sugar
2 eggs
350 g self raising flour
1 tsp grated lemon/orange rind (optional)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 150g box of Kellogs Cornflakes, crushed
Packet of mini cupcake casings

How I made it:
– Pre-heat oven at 160 degree Celsius
– Cream the butter & brown sugar in a mixer
– Add eggs one at a time, mix well
– Add vanilla essence, mix well
– Slowly pour in flour 1/3 portion at a time & put electric mixer on low to mix it in. (if you’re using Kitchen Aid Speed 3)
– Roll small balls of batter in your hands n drop it in the bowl of crushed cornflakes.
– My shortcut way is to roll 8-10 balls and place them in the bowl n swirl them around in cornflakes to coat the cookies. Saves a lot of time!!!
– Fill up the baking tray and bake for 18-20 minutes till golden brown.

And… Wah lah!!! Yummy simple cookies for CNY to impress your friends & family!

Enjoy this simple recipe!

And 恭喜发财!!!

XOXO
Jessica

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It’s that time of the year again… Chinese New Year! Time for family, feasting, Ang Pows, gambling, and lastly new year goodies like pineapple tarts, Yu Sheng & love letters!

Every year I try to find some time to bake some goodies for my family. So this year I decided to make Peanut Cookies! One of my all time favorites especially those that just melts in your mouth… Mmmm…

It’s really simple to make it, just pretty tedious especially when I’m mixing, kneading, baking, washing & packing them up all by myself! It’s good to have an extra pair of hands if you wanna DIY like I do.

Here’s what you need:

200g finely (or coarsely if u like more crunch) ground peanuts
200g plain flour
100g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
Sunflower oil (or any low fragrance oil)

Egg wash – 1 egg yolk with a teaspoon of water to dilute.

Just remember that the proportions in this recipe is 2:2:1 peanuts:flour:icing sugar.

1. On low heat, dry fry the peanuts till its golden brown & nicely roasted.

2. In a big mixing bowl, mix in the peanuts, flour, icing sugar, baking powder & salt till well mixed with a spoon.

3. Make a whole in the centre of the dry mixture, pour in a good potion of oil. Spoon the mixture and mix it well. Add in oil till the mixture can no longer visually see flour and look like wet sand. (refer to photo)

4. Use a baking measuring teaspoon to spoon spheres onto a non stick baking sheet. Brush egg wash over the cookies. Bake at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes.

That’s basically it!!! If you like your cookies to be a bit more crunchy and less melt in your mouth, add more oil until its more paste-like.

Enjoy this simple yet delicious recipe this CNY!

In the meantime, here’s me wishing everyone good health, lotsa wealth & happiness in the Year of the Dragon!

XOXO
Jessica

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