Been slaving away cleaning up as I was given such a short lead time and totally stress.
Now that I am taking a short break, I better get this posted before it is long overdue.
Okay, this was baked before I started my crazy spring cleaning schedule.
I spotted Minty's Kitchen baking this on instagram and this brought back my childhood memory. I remembered mom making Nestrum with hot condense milk and I love it. Recently I introduced this to my girl and she love it too. So with a can of Nestrum available at home. Putting Nestrum Cookie together is easy.
This batch, I baked together with my mom and I truly love having baking companion.
What you need:
Yield: approx 111 cookies
300g butter, softened
180g icing sugar mixture (or pure icing sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
360g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½ 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 linking this to "My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House
I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Every one Jan & Feb Event: