I had a taste of these delicious cookies in my brother's place years ago. Seeing my enjoyment, my sis in law Jenny gave me a whole container to take back home. It didn't last very long at my place!! Using only a few ingredients, cornflake cookies are one of the easiest cookies to bake.
I hadn't celebrated Diwali the last two years due to my upheavel to America and back. So, this year I did the whole works - murukkus, sujee cookies, cornflake cookies, marble cakes and henna art on my hands and my girls', kolam and tea lights at the front door and shopping for simple Indian outfits for myself and girls...inviting family and friends for Diwali lunch and another lunch for my close friends. It was tiring no doubt but was quite fulfilling. I wanted my girls to have lovely lasting memories of Diwali. So, when they look back in years to come, wherever in the world they may be, they would remember Diwali at home fondly.
Ingredients (to make aound 30-40 cookies)
150gm sugar (this amount of sugar is fine - its not too sweet)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
300 gm all purpose flour
30 gm cornflour
60gm cornflakes, crushed coarsely