Chinese New Year is approaching and it’s time to bake some festive cookies to share with your loved ones. Last year, I made my favourite pineapple rolls which may be considered tedious and time consuming by some. So, for a change, this year I picked a super-easy, kids-friendly cornflake cookies recipe for sharing. These cookies are not only popular among Chinese during Chinese New Year but also among Malays during Hari Raya celebration. Kids who love cornflakes will definitely fall for these tiny treats.
I adapted the recipe from Baking Made Easy by Agnes Chang (蓝赛珍，轻轻松松学烘焙) but modified slightly the methods used based on the techniques I learnt when making coconut butter cookies. As long as you do not overwork the cookie dough or over-bake it, this recipe produces buttery cookies that are crunchy outside but soft inside. The hidden raisins add a pleasant surprise to the cookies. You can substitute raisins with dried cranberries or dried blueberries for a variation. The mini paper cups make these cookies look prettier and not messy to handle. However, you can still bake them without these paper cups. They will turn out good as well.
These cookies are delightful snacks for your little ones, and also perfect as Chinese New Year cookies. It’s another great recipe that you and your kids can bake together. Let them have fun and share the spirit of this festive celebration!
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