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Friday, February 9, 2018

Nestum cookies

I have gone through the same recipe so many times that I practically know the proportions by heart. Here is one seriously delicate and crispy wisp of a cookie that should not be taken too lightly. It is a huge hit and my many guests who ate it couldn’t have enough of it.

I did not do any finishing touches with egg wash or jam. It tastes so good without it and would have been absolutely fantastic with the embellishments. There is no way to figure out if it lasts for 2 weeks as the OP mentioned because the cookies disappeared into bellies within hours.

Thanks to Bake for Happy Kids and all her hard work sharing a recipe that works all the time!

Credit : Bakefor Happy Kids with minor modifications

Makes about 20 small cookies


50g of plain Nestum flakes, baked at 160C for 8 minutes and cooled

100g unsalted butter at room temperature + ½ tsp vanilla essence + 1 Tbsp icing sugar

60g plain flour
40g corn flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
¼  tsp baking powder
½ tsp fine salt

For coating:
Untoasted Nestum flakes, 1 cup

Preheat oven to 160C.

Line a baking tray with silicon sheet.

Bake the Nestum flakes in 160C preheated oven for 8 minutes. Cool and reserve.

Using a stand mixer and paddle, mix butter, vanilla essence and icing sugar until pale and light.

Sieve in flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until homogenous.

Add toasted Nestum flakes in 3 batches. Mix until homogenous. Dough will be slightly stiff.

Transfer the dough to a piping bag. Cut the tip of the bag to make a 2 cm wide gap.

Pipe a knob of dough about the size of a 20 cents coin.

Transfer the piped dough into the Nestum reserved for coating.

Coat the dough and shape lightly to make a little ball.

Transfer the coated ball of dough to a lined tray. Slightly depress it with a fork to make grooves ( not too flat because it will be too fragile to  handle when baked )

Repeat until all the dough is used up.

In a preheated oven, bake the cookies at 160C for 20 minutes.

Removed immediately to cool on a rack.

Store in an airtight container.

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