Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cornflake Kisses

Okay so maybe I am not a good photographer or maybe these are not photogenic or maybe it is a combination of both.  But I am a good cook and baker.  At least I'd like to think so  These are light, chewy and delicious.  Remember I said I was going to start using my cookbooks more?  Well these are the product of that.  They are from a very old cookbook.

Our new dog Caina has been settling into our routine and I have been adjusting to her presence.  She so favors my husband.  She gets excited to see any of us but my husband is her main squeeze.  When she awakes she heads right to his feet.  When he comes in the door after being away for the day she jumps up and down and spits purple jelly beans.  Well not really but nearly.

Cornflake Kisses
Adapted from The Modern Family Cook Book, by Meta Given; J G  Ferguson Publishing Company, 1958

1/2 cup peanuts
1 1/2 cups cornflakes
2 egg whties
2/3 cups sugar
1/4 salt

Preheat oven to 300F.

In a clean bowl whip egg whites and salt just until moist peaks form. Add sugar gradually beating as you go.  Gently fold in peanuts and cornflakes.  Drop onto a silpat or parchment paper by the teaspoon.  Bake for about 30 minutes.  Remove from sheets immediately.


Anncoo said...

This looks perfect to me! Love this easy recipe and must be crunchy with the peanuts inside :)

vanillasugar said...

never heard of these. what is the center like? chewy?
interesting. i would love to have a few please. lol

What I Did Today said...

Hahahahaha! The "spits purple jelly beans" gave me a laugh! These look like meringues. I failed miserably at making meringues. :)

Jennifurla said...

good on your using the old cookbooks, I bet this is very tasty. Texturely they look great.

Lori said...

vanillasugar- I didnt either, - I was totally curious. They are kind of chewy with the taste of peanut mixed in.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

This is great because I can even get the ingredients easily!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh these look fun love baked goodies with cornflakes

kat said...

What an interesting treat? I bet the salt from the peanuts was a good taste with the sweet

Lisa said...

What a neat little cookie. I love the taste that cornflakes lend to treats. I'm starting a new linky on my blog this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." If you get a chance, I'd like to invite you to come by and link these up.

grace said...

what an interesting and unique little niblet! i often balk when it comes to working with egg whites, but these may be too appealing to resist.