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Quick Easy Milky Yummy Mini Honey Cranberry Cookies with NO Added Cane Sugar

By Zoebakeforhappykids @bake4happykids
&version;Just realised that Chinese New Year is arriving in less than a week!
And I have shared just ONE Chinese New Year cookies recipe at here this year!!! Alamak!!!
Have I slacken? Hmmm... Maybe a little...
Unlike the previous years, I had an extended holiday at Singapore last Christmas. Besides, CNY arrives extremely early this January, leaving me just 2 week to bake and share CNY recipes. Where to find time?
I guess we are all busy people. So for this post, I'll be sharing two really quick and easy CNY cookie recipes for busy people like you and me...
Plus, there is no cane sugar added in one of these busy-people-friendly recipes... Just a sensible amount of honey and dried cranberries can bake these Honey Cranberry cookies sweet enough to be nice and yummy.

mini less sugar honey cranberry cookies

Love love love these Bite-size Honey Cranberry Cookies
There is NO added Cane Sugar! So yummy and so less guilty to enjoy ^-^

mini bite size less sugar honey cranberry cookies

These mini chewy milky cookies can taste so deliciously big... 

mini bite size less sugar honey cranberry cookies

... because every bit of these tiny milky buttery cookies has lots of cranberries.

Watch this video and you'll see that it is really quick and easy to bake these yummy no-cane-sugar-added cookies.

In this video, please note that I'm using the dark and bold honey to bake my honey cranberry cookies, causing my cookies to be darker golden brown than usual.
If you have been following my blog closely, you might notice that this recipe is actually modified from one of my favourite rock cakes recipes at here. Hence, these cookies taste kind of like rock cakes but less cakey and more chewy with a nice milky finishing taste.

If you prefer your honey cookies to be crisper and crunchier, I have another modified recipe to share... but you will have to bake the cookies with a small amount of cane sugar, cornflakes and without the cranberries.

golden crunchy milky Honey Cornflakes Cookies

Another quick and easy cookie recipe...
Proudly presenting my golden crunchy milky Honey Cornflakes Cookies...

mini golden crunchy milky Honey Cornflakes Cookies

Freshly baked honey cornflakes cookies - They smell so good!

golden crunchy milky Honey Cornflakes Cookies

Very fragrant with the perfect combination of butter, milk, honey and cornflakes.

These cookies are crispy at the golden brown edges and crunchy due to the cornflakes. Due to the presence of honey, these cookies are also slightly cakey but they are not soft at all.
Fragrance-wise, they are like the Honey Joys but way nicer and fragrant than the non-bake Honey Joys. So good that you will want to munch more than one.
Watch this video and to see how I baked these quick and easy Honey Cornflakes Cookies.

If you are after Cornflakes Cookies recipe that are more buttery and crispier, you will have omit the addition of honey and try my another highly recommended recipe at here?
Why wait? Bake these cookies! These less guilty cookies are quick and easy to bake and very yummy to munch!
Want more CNY recipes? I'm sorry that I can share very limited number of CNY recipes this year... Otherwise, please try my other HIGHLY RECOMMENDED CNY recipes that I have shared previously...
Best Sturdy Melt-in-the-mouth Enclosed Pineapple Tarts at here
Best Sturdy Melt-in-your-mouth Open Faced Pineapple Tarts at here
Best Ultimate Melt-in-your-mouth Nastar Pineapple Tarts at here
Ultimate Melt-in-the-mouth Malay Style Condensed Milk Enclosed or Nastar Pineapple Tarts at here
Melt-in-the-mouth Gula Melaka Pineapple Tarts at here
Ultimate Melt-in-the-mouth Salted Egg Yolk Pineapple Tarts 咸蛋黄凤梨酥 that are baked with Salted Egg Yolk Butter Pastry at here
Melt-in-the-mouth Parmesan Cheese Nastar Pineapple Tarts at here
Melt-in-the-mouth Maple Syrup Pineapple Tarts at here
Vegan Coconut Oil Pineapple Tarts at here
Easy Fail Proof Strawberry Jam Butter Cookies at here
Parmesan Cheese Butter Cookies at here
Best Nyonya Butter Cookies / Biscuit Samprit at here
4 Different Chinese Almond Cookies recipes at here
Ultimate Melt in the Mouth Chinese Cashew Cookies 腰果酥 at here
Melt in the Mouth Crispy Chinese Butter Cashew Cookies 香脆牛油腰果酥 at here
Melt-in-your-mouth Pork Floss Chinese Cookies at here
Melt-in-your-mouth Salted Egg Yolk Cookies at here
My favorite Kek Lapis recipe at here
Crispy Nestum Cereal Cookies at here
Extra Crispy Nestum loaded Cookies at here - extra crispy with twice amount of Nestum!
Buttery Crispy Nestum cookies (with NO egg and a subtle melty texture) at here
Ultra Soft Pineapple Chiffon Cake at here
Low Sugar Egg-less Melt-in-the-mouth Black Sesame Butter Cookies at here
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Here are the recipes.

Note: You can use double this amount (with 120g butter and 2 egg yolks) to bake about 60-65 mini cookiesTo make about 30-32 small bite-size honey cranberry cookies:50g dried cranberries, preferably the reduced sugar one.15ml (1 tbsp) rum or water60g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

1 large yolk (17g), at room temperature
45g honey, at tepid room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
110g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
15g milk powder
Note: As shown in my video I'm using dark and bold honey resulting my honey cranberry cookies to be darker golden brown than usual.  
To makes about 25 small bite-sized honey cornflakes cookies:
60g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
20g caster sugar
1 large yolk (17g), at room temperature
30g honey, at tepid room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
110g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
15g milk powder
50g cornflakes
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. 
Line baking trays with baking papers.
For the cranberry cookies only:Combine cranberries and rum in a small saucepan or heat-proof bowl. Heat and stir with low heat or microwave with low power until the liquid is fully absorbed into the cranberries. The cranberries should look plump and juicy. Set aside to cool completely.

For both cookies:Using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter (and sugar - for the cornflake cookies only) until fluffy.
Add egg yolk, honey and vanilla and beat until combined. Sift flour and salt into the butter mixture. Add milk powder and use a spoon or spatula to mix until combined. Add cranberries or cornflakes and mix well to incorporate. For the cornflake cookies, it is ok if you crush the cornflakes a little but not too much.
Pinch and arrange about 1 tsp of dough onto the prepared baking trays, about 5 cm / 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 10-12 mins or until the cookies are nice golden brown. WARNING: The addition of honey can cause the cookies to brown quickly and so the baking duration can vary depending on the size of the cookies and the type of honey used. If you are baking two trays at one go, swap and rotate the position of the tray halfway through the baking so that that the cookies are baked evenly.
Allow cookies to cool slightly on the tray for about 10-15 mins, then transfer to racks to cool completely. The cranberry cookies are mostly chewy and milky at all times but the cornflakes cookies will become crispy when they are completely cooled.
Serve and enjoy. Store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up 2 weeks
Happy CNY Baking
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