Baking brings out both the best and worst of my OCD-ness. In yesterday's case, it brought out my best.
I take pride in ensuring each scoop of cookie mix has just the same amount as the other, and each placement of cookie mix leaves equal spacing between each one if them. I love how the cookies came out round, almost identical in shape/size and they're flat enough to be stacked.
Any food that can be stacked must be good. No? (Trying to think of a bad example. 😝)
Truth be told, this recipe has been on my iPad for the longest time, and I just never got to trying it until yesterday. How it got there you ask? Well I've have a can of Nestlé Nestum instant cereal sitting at home (L bought it, we had a couple of cups then we forgot about it.) and I've been wanting to use it. It's good stuff, and I shouldn't let it go to waste.
There you go, a picture of the main ingredient, in case you're not familiar with how Nestle Nestum looks like. (PS: 100% Nestum. Do not use 3-in-1 Nestum drink sachets as replacement!)
I made some changes to the recipe and it yielded one of best cookies I've ever made. So do give it a go, especially if you already have a can of Nestum at home!
100g Nestum cereal
110g unsalted butter, softened
100g castor sugar
75g all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
(Makes about 25-30 cookies)
1) Preheat oven to 175°C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
2) Cream butter, sugar and salt together.
3) Beat in egg and vanilla essence until mixture is light & fluffy.
4) Sift in flour and baking soda.
5) Add Nestum and mix until even (don't over mix)
6) Portion out the dough, placing tablespoon-sized dough heaps/balls on the sheet pan, about 4cm apart (they will expand in the oven).
7) Bake in oven for 13mins.
The look I got when I told Muffy the cookies weren't for her. 😂
She really wanted them very badly, even when they're just out the oven and pipping hot!
Stay calm and eat cookies! 🍪🍪
Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014
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