Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nestum Cookies (Recipe Revisit)

Chinese New Year Cookies

I decided to revisit this Nestum Cookies I made last year and this time I doubled the recipe.  These cookies are so delicious  and crunchy with the aroma of the Nestum cereal that you can't stop with just one!

Ingredients:  [Makes 111 cookies]

300g butter, softened
180g icing sugar mixture (or pure icing sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
360g plain flour
40g cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
150g Nestum cereal - lightly toasted
80g Nestum cereal - extra for coating
40g g glace cherries - cut into tiny pieces 
1 egg white, beaten 

Egg wash:  1 egg beaten with 1/4 tsp salt

  • Spread Nestum cereal on a baking tray and lightly toast in a preheated oven of 150 deg C for about 8 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, one at a time.  Then add in vanilla extract.
  • Mix in flour mixture and Nestum cereal and combine to form into a dough.
  • Divide dough into balls of 10g each.  Place the ball of dough onto a flat plastic spatula and brush with egg wash and drop it onto the cereal.  Coat the dough completely with Nestum and flatten slightly. Brush a dot of egg white on the centre of the cookie and press a piece of glace cherry onto it.
  • Place the cookie onto a lined baking tray.  Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake cookies in a preheated oven of 160 deg C (fan-forced) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.  (Monitor closely as the baking time depends largely on the shape of your cookies and also your oven temperature)
  • Transfer cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies organized by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Victoria Bakes

I am also linking this to Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabecook and celebrate cny


  1. Hi Veronica,
    I believed these cookies must be speechless yummy! Thank you for sharing .

  2. Hi Veronica, can remember when was the last time I baked Nestum cookies. I remembered these are crispy and crunchy. Must bookmarked to bake some the next time. Happy CNY to you.

  3. Looks delicious! I'm going to try making them before CNY! :D

  4. They look so crunchy with all the cereals and very beautiful too.

  5. Ok seriously, I hv been looking for a nice and tested nestum cookies... From u Veronica, no doubts.. I'm gonna try these!

    I love to invite u to link this to Best Recipes, My homemade cookies that I am co hosting with Fion this month...

    Hope to see u there soon before we close the event in two days ;)

    1. Hi Victoria, thanks for the invite. If you like Nestum like me, you will enjoy these cookies. Happy New Year to you and family.

  6. They look great! If you can't get Nestum, is there something else you can use?

    1. Lorraine, you can get Nestum (cereal) from any asian grocery. I guess you can try crushed cornflakes if you can't find Nestum, however I am not sure it will be as aromatic.

  7. These cookies were truly delicious and now I am sorry I had only baked half a batch. Baking a double batch is highly recommended. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi these cookies are a hit. I've been baking a few batches and just finished my last batch. Happy Chinese New Yeae.

  8. Veronica, I must agree that Nestum cookies are very fragrant, crunchy and so addictive! I am bookmarking your recipe for next CNY hah..hah.. Here's wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  9. Hi V,

    I dont understand about this part:
    40g g glace cherries - cut into tiny pieces
    1 egg white, beaten

    Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1/4 tsp salt

    the 1 egg white, beaten is the one use as egg wash?

    1. Hi Anna, the egg wash is brushed onto the cookie dough so that Nestum would stick onto it. The beaten egg white is to 'glue' the cherries onto the cookie.


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