chipster crunchies

April 12, 2007 at 1:58 am | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 14 Comments

today marked the last of my academic exercises in my undergraduate life. we (myself and three other lovely classmates) presented on ‘the last kampong in singapore’ for our urban anthropology module. it went so much better than expected and we were over the moon. i’ve never felt quite like this after a presentation, you see. what better way to celebrate the end of assignment deadlines than baking? these little chipster crunchies, as i call them, will be little thank-you gifts for my groupmates.



adapted from here, makes about 70-80.

250g butter, softened
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups chocolate chips
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3-4 cups lightly crushed cornflakes

1. cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer till fluffy and well combined.
2. add eggs and beat well. fold in flour and chocolate chips.
3. form dough into balls of approximately 1 inch in diameter and coat in crushed cornflakes.
4. place balls on baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper. place cookies slightly apart to allow spreading.
5. bake in preheated 160 degrees celsius oven for 18-20 minutes. the surface of the cookies should be golden and crisp.
6. allow to cool on cookie racks before storing in airtight container.


these were wonderfully buttery and crispy. i think this recipe is rather flexible; you could create countless variations. instead of the chocolate chips you could add sultanas/raisins, dried fruit, nuts, mixed fruit… be creative! πŸ™‚


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  1. Hi, the cookies look so yummi… I’m gonna ask my gf to try your recipe, can’t wait any longer πŸ™‚

    Btw I invite you to take a visit to my humble Indonesian Food blog at

    Please give me some feedback, and if you don’t mind please consider to link to my blog, i would really appreciate it πŸ™‚ thanks…

  2. eh! i make these cookies during hari raya for years! but i used dates & cherries instead of chocolate chips.

  3. Heyho, here I am! Your wordpress makes people drool, you know! I just love your food photography, man. Maybe you should make a MAYA PAINTS THE KITCHEN RED book and publish it worldwide to all the people who loves baking! And then, you’ll be your own photographer and everything! Ish, I’m so excited for you! Haha!

    Okay, what on earth!

    P/S: Wanted to place an order, but I’m broke. So I’ll poop by soon when I’m filthy rich to eat your scrumptiouslicious cookies!

    Okie Cookie!

  4. juandy: i will, thanks! πŸ˜‰

    nur: hehehe i feel a bit backward! haha.

    amirah: hahahah eh thanks man. you sound so supportive! πŸ˜€ and no la, my photography has a longgg way to go.

  5. Urban anthro….under chee keong? If that’s the one, I loved that module.. sigh.. I miss school!!
    ANd these cookies look delicious. I have a box of cornflakes sitting out in my pantry, approaching expiration very very soon, and this recipe comes at a perfect time! Thanks maya!! Can’t wait to try it out..

    p/s: So what wAS/IS the last kampong in Spore?? πŸ™‚

  6. chitz: yes it’s under him. πŸ™‚ i don’t like that module actually, it’s super theoretical. -_- yup, these cookies have a crumbly interior and crispy exterior, do try these out! πŸ™‚

    ps: the last kampong is kampong lorong buangkok, off yio chu kang road. πŸ˜‰

  7. Hi maya, can I know roughly how long it takes for the butter to become light and fluffy? My mixer has power 1 to 5 and which power do your recommand? Thanks

  8. hi bernice, probably 3 for around 2 minutes, that’ll do fine. πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks Maya!!! =D

  10. Hi Maya, i came across your wordpress a few days back and i’m absolutely fascinated by your wonderful bakes!
    haha i’m so inspired to bake something and i tried the strawberrry and white chos muffin and it turns out really great! now that i’m so encouraged and confident with your recipes, i would like to try this one out too. but i would like to ask if after forming the doughs into balls, do i have to like give is a press to make it flat or something? thanks!

  11. hello sandy, thank you so much. πŸ™‚ nope, you don’t need to flatten it actually, i didn’t at least. they’ll flatten out in the oven. happy baking!

  12. maya thanks for the quick reply! i’m off to get the ingredients now haha. btw i would also like to check with your where did you get the heart shape thingy for the choc ecliars you made?

  13. oh… i got those at a bakery shop at tanjong katong complex. the shop’s called ailin bakery if i’m not mistaken.

  14. oh i see btw it’s edible rite? haha

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