Cornflake Cookies

I have a few busy days ahead of me and I’ve been busy in the kitchen baking things for little gifts to various people in my life. Decided to continue working away on my cornflake stash (about 1/3 of the box to go! Getting there!) and make some cornflake cookies.

These cookies remind me of my childhood in Malaysia where this was one of the staples during Chinese New Year celebrations. I still remember rolling these cookies and packing them into little plastic jars to give away during that festive season.

Recipe as follows:

100g butter, softened
75g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
150g plain flour
15g corn flour
cornflakes, crushed

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Celcius (fan forced)
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until incorporated.
  3. Add the plain flour and corn flour in and mix by hand. Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter into crushed cornflakes and cover.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

To be honest, I found this recipe to be a little bland, although texturally wonderful – crunchy and light. I would suggest adding in some crushed nuts for a second dimension of flavour.

Cornflake Chicken Bites

I bought an entire box of cornflakes to adore my sweet corn macarons and it is only natural that I now work at using the box up before they go stale. Sure, I could eat cornflakes like a normal person for breakfast with milk. But I like to do things with my food. And so here it goes – cornflake chicken bites.

Recipe as follows:

200g minced meat of choice (I choose chicken)
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 egg yolk
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 cups cornflakes, crushed

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celcius (fan forced).
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together except the cornflakes and shape into balls.
  3. Roll in crushed cornflakes until well coated.
  4. Bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve with choice of sauce (I stuck with plain old tomato ketchup).

I really enjoyed eating these – it tastes like a healthier version of KFC’s popcorn chicken with some heat to it from the chilli flakes.  I added some chicken salt after the baking as well but that’s only if you want to be unhealthy.