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Hari Raya Edition: Chocolate cornflakes macaroon

September 8, 2009

I love this hari raya cookie! I can safely say that it’s always a hot favourite at everybody’s house! I remember once we attacked the whole jar of cornflakes macaroons and the host had to refill, AND we shameless finished that too. It’s really embarassing how we lacked self-control. Really. Can we call it cookie, when it doesn’t look like a cookie? If not, what else? Biscuit? Food stuff then!

The best thing about working with egg white and sugar is that clean up is easy. Well, as compared to butter, or anything greasy. I’ve always hated cleaning up after baking cupcakes and making frostings.


115 ml egg white

255g chocolate chips (depends on how much you want!)

210g icing sugar

140g Kellogs cornflakes, lightly crushed

1/2 tsp vanilla essence


1. Beat egg white at high speed till soft peaks are formed.

2. Add sugar bit by bit until it dissolves before adding more sugar.

3. Add vanilla essence only when it stiffens.

4. Add chocolate chips and cornflakes and fold.

5. Drop 1 tsp of mixture into small paper cups.

6. Bake for 30 to 45 mins at LOW temperature (some people do it at 160, I do it at 130C.. really depends on your oven) until surface is dried.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. liana sahri permalink
    May 28, 2010 5:55 pm

    if i use the normal gula to make this can???

  2. dayah permalink*
    May 29, 2010 1:37 am

    actually some recipes do use castor sugar, but I cant remember the amount 🙂

  3. Marha permalink
    August 31, 2010 2:14 am

    d egg white agak2 dlm berapa biji?

  4. dayah permalink*
    August 31, 2010 3:25 am

    Kalau tak salah, dalam 2-3 biji..

  5. fee permalink
    September 3, 2010 7:54 am

    when you beat the egg white, must use machine or whisk is enough? cos i used normal big spoon didn’t turn out like that

  6. dayah permalink*
    September 3, 2010 8:22 am

    machine. If you whisk it yourself using a whisk (don’t use a spoon), it’s going to take forever for the egg white to stiffen..

  7. Melanie permalink
    December 12, 2010 1:30 pm


    I would like to make these for Christmas. Do you know if we can keep them in the freezer?


  8. dayah permalink*
    December 12, 2010 1:40 pm

    Hey melanie,
    it shouldnt be a problem, but i’ve never tried! I’m afraid the condensation of water droplets on the cold macaroon surface once you’ve removed it from the freezer might cause it to be soggy?

    But! you could always try! It might work for you. Tell me if it works, will ya? 🙂


  9. Rilla permalink
    August 18, 2011 1:50 pm

    Hi Dayah,

    Does your cornflakes stay crunchy (esp those in middle not the near the surface)?


  10. dayah permalink*
    August 18, 2011 11:29 pm

    hi rilla,
    unfortunately mine doesnt stay crunchy 😦 it’s quite soft and chewy in the middle.

  11. Ifah permalink
    August 20, 2011 1:08 pm

    Hi Dayah,
    I tried it and it works..Simple n easy to make!! I just leave it longer to make it crunchy on inside..Tq!

  12. dayah permalink*
    August 20, 2011 2:51 pm

    Hey Ifah,
    glad to hear it worked out for you 🙂 Enjoy!

  13. Siti permalink
    August 23, 2011 8:18 pm

    Hey dear, can i make the macaroon pink?

  14. dayah permalink*
    August 24, 2011 5:21 am

    hi siti!

    shouldn’t be a problem but u should use powder food colouring. or if ur using gel coloring, only add it after you’ve already obtained the stiff batter (add it together with your vanilla essence). all the best!

  15. Nailby permalink
    September 5, 2011 12:38 pm

    Hi..If u want to make it crunchy..u can add 1/4 tsp cream of tartar.. Only add them after obtain the stiff batter (with Vanilla Essence).. Good Luck!

  16. nurul permalink
    July 8, 2012 6:10 pm

    Hmm…i try to make…itz taste gd but is not cruncy….do u noe y….ezit not cook yet….

  17. dayah permalink*
    August 1, 2012 11:17 am

    @Nailby: Thanks for the tip!
    @Nurul: It’s possible that your oven might be too hot. You could try reducing the temperature and cooking for an extended period. Good luck!

  18. Azy permalink
    August 11, 2012 1:22 pm

    Hello there! I tried this recipe for last year raya and it was a big hit! Both the adults and children love it! I’m lucky I chance upon this recipe as I have lots of extra egg whites (from making tapak kuda roll) and have no idea what to do with it. I don’t like to waste so this recipe is right on! It’s simple to make and a delight to munch on.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  19. Shashakoil permalink
    August 13, 2012 3:40 am

    Hi if I’m using oven …how is the temp like

  20. dayah permalink*
    August 13, 2012 8:47 am

    @Azy: That sounds great!
    @Shashakoil: What type of oven are you using? My oven usually gets hot really fast, so I tend to bake it at a lower temperature so the inside dries out before the outside gets burnt. You could try between 100-130 C, depending on your oven. Hope it helps!

  21. Shashakoil permalink
    August 14, 2012 2:07 am

    Mine is microwave oven

  22. dayah permalink*
    August 14, 2012 8:46 am

    Sorry Shashakoil, I’ve never tried it in a microwave oven before. I’m really not sure whether you can bake it in one but you could try on low for a couple of minutes first. I have a feeling the choc chips might dry out though..

  23. Lela permalink
    August 14, 2012 2:44 pm

    Vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon or tablespoon?

  24. dayah permalink*
    August 14, 2012 2:44 pm


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  26. July 28, 2013 4:33 am

    Superb post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

  27. July 28, 2013 2:46 pm

    if i want it to be in strawberry flavour, what should we add in ?

  28. dayah permalink*
    July 29, 2013 9:09 am

    @shenikasizemore Thanks! But what do you mean by ‘elaborate’? Maybe you could be a bit more specific? 😀

    @ameerawr21 I have never added any flavour, but I think you could replace the vanilla essence with strawberry essence.. All the best!

  29. Yana permalink
    August 7, 2013 4:02 pm

    help! My egg whites and icing sugar combi didn’t rise 😦 how long does it take roughly?

  30. dayah permalink*
    August 14, 2013 10:42 am

    It’s possible that your utensils had traces of oil. I didn’t clean my mixer properly and it took about 30 mins to rise. Otherwise, it usually takes about 5-10 mins.

  31. Anisah permalink
    August 16, 2013 5:56 am

    Hi Dayah, was wondering how many pieces will this amount to? I’d like to make 60 pieces. Could you help me with the revised amounts? Thanks 🙂

  32. aisyah permalink
    July 16, 2014 5:28 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Can i know did u on the heat top and bottom for the oven, only top, or only bottom? Haha.

    Thanks!: )

  33. dayah permalink*
    July 17, 2014 9:22 am

    Hi Aisyah, I heated both top and bottom but at low temperature. Good luck!

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