Saturday, January 25, 2014

Nestum Cookies

Chinese New Year Cookies

Recipe adapted from here


200g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g butter, softened
75g Nestum cereal
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
90g icing sugar
extra Nestum cereal - for coating
red glacé cherries, cut into small pieces - for decoration

Egg wash: 1 egg + 1/4 tsp salt

  • Spread Nestum cereal in a baking tray and lightly toast in preheated oven at 150 deg C for about 7 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.  Set aside.
  • Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in flour mixture and Nestum cereal and mix to form a dough.
  • Divide dough into balls of 10g each.  Using a flat plastic spatula, press onto the ball of dough to pick it up.  Brush with egg wash.  Drop the ball of dough onto the Nestum cereal and brush the other side of the cookie with egg wash.  Coat the cookie with cereal and flatten it.  Brush a dot of egg wash in the centre of the cookie and press a small piece of glacé cherry onto it.  
  • Place the cookie onto a lined baking tray.  Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake cookies in a preheated oven (150 deg C) for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  
  • Cool cookies completely before storing in air tight containers.

I'm submitting this post to the Bake Along event hosted by
 Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings
and the theme is 'Chinese New Year Cookies'


  1. Hi Veronica
    Looks easy when flatten with the spatula and it stick nicely for you to brush egg wash. With your tutorial pic it sure look easy to make too.

  2. Hi Veronica, I love your nestum cookies, look so pretty and yummy. I'll keep this recipe for next time as I just completed my baking already.
    Wish you have a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!

  3. Yr tutorial is gd... I bet this cookie is awesome...

  4. wow fabulous cookies with nestum :) very nice recipe !!

  5. I have not had this cookies for sometime, they are bringing back memories. Yours looked so pretty and evenly coated :)

  6. May everyday of this New Year
    Glow with happiness and cheer
    For you and your Family.

  7. Hi Veronica! I can imagine for fragrant and crunchy your cookies are! Nestum tastes good in cookies and toasting it is a great idea.

  8. These cereal cookies look fabulous, Veronica. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Chinese New Year!

  9. Hi Veronica,
    These cookies looks very crunchy, yummy and jewel-like! Makes a pretty cookie to serve to guests!
    Thanks for linking!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    1. Hi Veronica,

      The red glace cherries look like red little rubies on your cookies... Very nice!


  10. Oh Nestum! Such a flashback to when I was little and on holidays! I bet they make delicious cookies too :D

  11. the only thing i do with this nestum cereal is to fry prawns with i know another way of using this cereal!


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