Monday, June 23, 2014

SRC: Cornflake Biscuits

Before this month I had never heard of a cornflake biscuit.  But while I was perusing Food Baby Life, the blog I was assigned for this month's Secret Recipe Club exchange, I came across an unusual recipe.  One that I had never had or heard of before.  But apparently it is a rather common recipe in Australia.  Aside from being a common recipe, it's a favorite among adults and children alike.  After reading that Susan had enjoyed these as a child and now makes them for her own children I knew I had to try this recipe that she held so close to her heart.
I wasn't quite sure what consistency to expect with these biscuits.  Initially, just from the title, I expected something along the lines of what we enjoy for breakfast or with our fried chicken.  But after looking at the picture and taking in what she said, that they are a great snack or lunchbox treat, I thought that they could go a whole new direction.  Still, I was intrigued.

The dough came together very quickly and is made almost like a cookie.  Cream the butter and sugar, add the remaining wet ingredients, then the dry and finally fold in the add-ins.  Susan used sultanas but said that chocolate chips could be substituted, so that's exactly what I did.  After mixing in the chocolate chips and part of the cereal I began scooping the dough, rolling it in the remaining cereal and placing it on the baking sheet.
The end result was a shortbread-like cookie that was slightly crispy from the cornflakes and subtly sweet from the chocolate.  I used a mixture of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips and I am so happy with the way they came out.  These biscuits are delicious and the perfect option for something sweet that isn't too rich or heavy.

If you've got about 20 minutes and a few simple ingredients then you've got what it takes to make these biscuits.  I've definitely been missing out with these.  Susan, thanks for sharing one of your childhood favorites that is now a favorite in our house too.

Cornflake Biscuits

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 Cup Sugar in the raw
1 Tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk
1 1/4 Cup self rising flour
1/4 Cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Cups crushed cornflake cereal, divided


Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Place butter and sugar in a large mix bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.  Add vanilla and milk and mix to combine.  Add the flour and mix until incorporated.  Add chocolate chips and 1 cup of cereal and fold to combine.

Pour the remaining cereal in a bowl.  Scoop dough, using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, roll in a ball and then roll in the cereal.  Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheet, and slightly flatten using the palm of your hand or the base of a flat bottomed cup.  Continue process with remaining dough.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.  Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Recipe source: Food Baby Life


Lauren Everson said...

I am also intrigued! Great find this month.

SallyBR said...

Very interesting recipe, I am trying to imagine their taste and texture... nice that you can make that so quickly, perfect for a busy weekend....

Susan Pridmore said...

I've never heard of a corn flake cookie either! But I've gotta try it now. Great pick!

Melissa said...

What an interesting cookie/biscuit. I bet they are delicious! Great pick this month :)

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

These remind me of potato chip cookies... how fun!! I love different textures in cookies :)

Karen Kerr said...

How interesting! I've never heard of these before but they sound tasty!

Renee Goerger said...

The crunch of these cookies has to be deafening! LOL. They sound wonderful!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Just like our Australian neighbours, cornflake biscuits are a popular treat here in New Zealand too. My mum often made them when we were kids, and you will often come across in big jars at the counter in coffee shops and cafes. Great choice.

Susan said...

I'm so glad you liked them!! The biscuit / cookie issue is always a bit confusing. We don't actually have biscuits like you would serve with gravy etc here but I've always wanted to try them. Thanks for visiting my blog this month :)

Wendy Klik said...

I think we need to start calling cookies biscuits here in the US. It doesn't sound as bad if you sit down and eat 3 biscuits LOL.

BurntApple said...

The biscuits look so pretty! Great choice this month!

Tara said...

Such an interesting biscuit recipe! Looks delicious. Great pick!

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