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Thin, Light and Crispy Nestum Cereal Butter Cookies HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

By Zoebakeforhappykids @bake4happykids
&version;Nestum cookies again?
YES! I'm baking Nestum cookies again because my son and I love love love anything that is made with Nestum cereal!!!
Having said that, I have noticed lately that some bakers misunderstood something about Nestum cereal and I would like take this opportunity to clarify these false beliefs...
1) Nestum cereal is NOT oats! And it is NOT made with oats or any wholegrain!
It is a processed cereal product that is made with wholemeal flour plus other flour such rice, corn and barley.
2) Nestum cereal drink is a processed food but it is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, iron and calcium.
3) Nestum cereal is not sugar-free!!! It contains 13g (about 1 1/2 tbsp) sugar in every 100g. Hence, it can be consumed as a dietary supplement but also should be consumed moderately.
For those who don't know or curious to know the introduction about Nestum cereal, you might wish to read my previous Nestum cereal cookies blog post at here.
Based on what I just said, I wouldn't say that Nestum cereal is a health food! The only reason that I love to bake with this cereal product is purely because it is delicious!
Here, I'm showing you how to use Nestum cereal to bake these Thin, Light and Crispy Nestum Cereal Butter Cookies. And these cookies are yummy!!!

thin crispy Nestum butter cookies

These Thin and Crispy Nestum Cereal Butter Cookies are my son's favourite!!!

"Mum, can you bake these Nestum cereal cookies for me again? They are the best!" asked my son.
"What makes you think that these cookies are the best?" I asked.
"... because they are so thin and crispy!" His reply was so firm and instant!
Actually, I already knew why my son likes these cookies and just want to confirm if I was totally right.
In order to make these cereal cookies so thin, light and crispy, the cookies have to contain a significant amount of sugar!!! As a matter of fact, each of these cookies contains 5g sugar and I won't deny that they are sweet and way taste sweeter than my other Nestum cereal cookies that I have baked at here, here and here!!!

Nevertheless, I would still highly highly highly recommend this recipe! Simply because my son said that these thin and crispy cookies are yummy! ^-^

thin crispy Nestum butter cookies

I would highly recommend these thin and crispy cereal cookies
... because my son said that they are the best!

"I don't like these cookies!" said my fussy husband as these cookies seem to be too sweet for him.
If you prefer your crispy cereal cookies to contain less sugar and taste less sweet, please please please DO NOT reduce the amount of sugar added in this recipe!!!Instead, I would strongly suggest that you should try my other cereal cookies recipes:
EXTRA Crispy Maximally-Loaded Nestum Cereal Cookies at HERE
This almost-similar recipe contains the same amount of Nestum cereal but lesser sugar, butter and flour. Thus, this is why the cookies are so maximally packed with Nestum cereals!
BUTTERY Eggless Crispy Nestum Cereal Cookies at HERE
These melty cookies are buttery and fragrant! And way less sweet than these cookies!!!
FIRM Crispy Nestum Cookies at HERE
I would recommend these cookies mainly because they are easiest to handle, stack and give or sell. Frankly speaking, the other cookies are actually more delicious.
I know. You might ask....Where can you buy Nestum? Before I say anything, I would like to clarify here that I'm not paid by Nestum and I'm not promoting Nestum products.
If you are living in Singapore and Malaysia, you might wish to know that Nestum cereal is commonly available in most major supermarkets and baking supply shops.
If you are living in non-Asian countries such as US, Europe and Australia, you might need to purchase Nestum cereal via online and Amazon.
If you are living in Melbourne, the lucky you can buy Nestum cereal in many Asian grocery shops at Melbourne city, Boxhill and Preston.

thin crispy Nestum butter cookies

My kitchen is smelling so good again!
... when I was baking these cookies :)

thin crispy Nestum butter cookies

These thin and crispy cereal cookies don't just smell good.
They taste yummy too :)

The good thing about this recipe is I don't have to pre-toast the Nestum cereal before adding it into the cookie dough. The cookies are so thin that the cereal can be thoroughly toasted within the dough during the baking process.

Watch my video and you will see that these cookies are very fuss-free to bake.

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Here's the recipe that is adapted from my Instagram friend, Cass.xu.

I have changed the addition of 1 whole egg to 2 egg yolks and 20g extra butter in order to give these cookies lots of extra crisp! Trust me!!! It works perfectly!!!

Makes about 18 medium cookies

For the cookie dough:

120g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
80g caster sugar - please do not reduce this! This amount is required to make the cookies crispy!!!
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
30g egg yolks, at room tempearture about 2 but please use the exact weight
60g self-raising flour - please do not substitute this with plain flour plus baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
100g Nestum cereal (contains 13g sugar in every 100g)

Preheat the oven to 160°C / 320°F.

Line baking trays with baking papers.

Using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar for 1-2 mins or until combined and fluffy - Do not over-beat mixture! Add vanilla and egg yolks. Beat well until just combined.

Sift flour and salt into the butter mixture. Use a spoon or spatula to mix until mixture is combined. Add Nestum cereal and mix until mixture is combined. Mixture should be wet enough to incorporate this amount of cereal added.

Scoop and arrange tablespoonful of dough onto the lined trays with about 3-4 cm apart. Please be aware that cookies will spread during baking. Use the back of a metal spoon to flatten the cookie dough slightly to about 1 cm thick.

Bake for 20-25 mins, swapping the trays around halfway through baking or until thoroughly baked with golden brown color at the edges. Baking duration may vary slightly due to the size of the cookies. Allow cookies to cool slightly on the tray for about 10-15 mins, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Serve and enjoy. Store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up 2 weeks

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