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Wholemeal cookies

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Most kids love cookies – my son included. But, he often gets a nose bleed if he eats them too often. For this reason, I seldom offer him cookies. Lately, a recipe with flower shaped cookies in a cookbook caught his attention. He was so amazed with its appealing appearance that he kept pestering me to bake some for him. Of course, I was quite reluctant initially but finally relented as the recipe sounded simple yet wholesome to me.


Although the recipe uses wholemeal flour, the cookies turns out surprisingly crisps and delicious!!! Every bite has a wonderful nutty and buttery taste! My son loved it so much that he kept coming back for more even before the cookies were completed cool down. Not only my son, both my husband and I also enjoyed them every much. I baked another batch and shared some with my son’s classmate as her birthday treat. Later, I was told by her mother that it was a hit among her two elder daughters. Both finished the entire batch without leaving any to share with her youngest daughter (who is the birthday girl). Although I felt sorry for the little girl, I was heartened by this resounding response.


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This kid-friendly recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t require much effort at all. You can even ask your kids to join the fun of making them. If you choose to halve the amount of the recipe, you can use a hand whisk to beat the batter. But I won’t advise you to do so as the amount of cookies will definitely not be enough. You will end up craving for more, I assured you. Make plenty as your entire family, not just the tots, will fancy them too. If you do not have the flower cookie cutter, feel free to use any type of cookies cutters to cut out shapes.


These cookies are ideal as snack, and suitable for picnic and party too. They also make great gift for your friends and relatives during special occasions. Why not give your loved ones a surprise with these edible flowers?


=> Get the recipe and step-by-step tutorial with photos at PAGE 2 BELOW.


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  1. Joanne says:

    A nosebleed with too many cookies? I’ve never heard of that but it would make stealing cookies from the cookie jar impossible! These cookies sound so good and it’s even better that they’re good FOR you!

    • food-4tots says:

      Joanne: According to this link (, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides another possibility of nose bleeding. It could be due to hyperactivity of the “yang” element (or the accumulation of heat factor due to diet) or deficiency of the “yin” element in the body (due to the lack of body fluids). Hence, it’s recommended to avoid spicy, greasy, chocolate and cookies.

  2. That first photo is so cute :). These look wholesome and yummy. The best of both worlds.

  3. Mabel says:

    My sis and I used to get bleeding noses from eating any type of junk food or processed food like chocolate, chips, cookies etc. Thankfully we’ve outgrown it. I think my daughter has the same thing as me. Her nose bled after eating hot cream puffs. My Mum used to make me use shallots to stop the bleeding. True story! I’ll try this recipe out soon and let you know how I get on.

  4. muppy says:

    these look gorgeous 🙂

  5. Alice says:

    What a beautiful edible crunchy little cookies! I am sure my son will love it too… 🙂

  6. peachkins says:

    what cute cookies!

  7. Little Inbox says:

    Beautiful cookies! Doesn’t look like it’s home made. So professional.

  8. Priya says:

    They looks damn pretty..

  9. OMG this is the CUTEST cookie styling I’ve ever seen! So unique and original!! Looks delicious too. 🙂

  10. tigerfish says:

    You mean your son actually flip through cookbooks!? :p …but it’s ok….his mom can cook and bake so well – 难不倒妈妈 🙂

    The cookies really look crispy thin. I think I can eat non-stop.

    • food-4tots says:

      Tigerfish: He loves books especially my cookbooks. Sometimes we even fought with each other to get the book. Weird huh? lol! Thanks for your extra large 高帽!妈妈不是万能的!

  11. When you said, you son gets nose bleeding after having too much cookies, it gets me thinking of whether is 熱氣 in chinese.
    The cookie are beautiful, no wonder your son keeps coming back for more. I wish to have some too if I could. 🙂

  12. They look great! Really impressed with the end result. Sorry to hear about your son’s nosebleeds tho.

  13. Alice says:

    Wow, so pretty and healthy yummy cookies 🙂

  14. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Gorgeous! I like how you shape the cookies.

  15. noobcook says:

    these cookies are really pretty and wholemeal flour sounds extra healthy =)

  16. Margaret says:

    My 7-year son has been susceptible to nosebleeds from toddlerhood. When I read that bioflavoids strengthen blood capillaries, I started feeding my son freshly peeled oranges a few times weekly. The oranges are not peeled too cleanly. I leave on as much as possible the membranes and white peel as the bioflavoids are found in those parts of the orange. My son has learned that the cure to stop his nosebleeds are in the white peel of the orange so he never complains about the “strings”. I am so pleased that I have found a cheap, drug-free and very healthy way to stop the nosebleeds. He hardly gets them anymore. But when he does get a small nosebleed, I know it is time for my son to eat an orange three times a day for a couple of days. And that has never failed to take care of the problem.

  17. ElynneQ says:

    Very creative & irresistable!

  18. Tiffany says:

    I can’t find wholemeal here can I substitute for whole wheat? And my daughter is turning 1 what other great snacks can I share at her bday party for younger kids that other parents will like too?

  19. Missyj says:

    Hi, may I know which brand of whole meal flour you use? I’m from Singapore too

  20. Channy says:

    Hi! I chanced upon your blog recently and I just love every cookie recipe and photo in your blog! Every cookie is so beautifully and professionally baked. I particulary like the Thumbprint cookies, so cute and lovelingly green. BTW, how did you make your cookies so uniform in size and thickness, like the wholemeal cookies? Whenever I roll out my cookie dough, it’s always in different thickness with the edge of the dough thinner than the centre. And by the time I cut out the shape of cookie with a cookie dough, lift it from the table top, it’s almost always out of shape. How do I fix this problem? Pls advise me. Thanks so much.

    • food-4tots says:

      Channy: Thanks for your compliment!! Sorry, I don’t have any Thumbprint cookies recipe on my blog. May I know which one do you refer to? I think you need to chill your dough for a while before cutting. Hope it helps! Please refer to my wholemeal cookies recipe for more tips. 😉

  21. Laura says:

    I have a question: If I use salted butter, should I opt out the salt or should I still use a little bit?

    • food-4tots says:

      Laura: If you want to use salted butter, then you can omit the salt in the recipe. However, there is a risk that your salted butter may contain more salt than what the recipe calls for. Anyway, the decision is still yours. 😉

  22. Serene says:

    My dear, I’m so admire your creativity! 🙂

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