Bak Kwa Cookies are always one of my favourite every year during the Chinese New Year season. This year, I decided to make these Nestum Bak Kwa Cookies for an extra crunch!

Growing up, I’ve always been a fan of Bak Kwa which is similar to jerky. This is especially so because of how lightly salty and flavourful Bak Kwa is. Furthermore, Bak Kwa goes well with other food items such as rice and even pastries. Even for myself, I’ve previously shared my recipe on Bak Kwa Muffins here.

This year, I thought a good rendition would be some good ol’ Bak Kwa Cookies. These cookies are so easy to make and require just a single bowl with no special equipment. Nonetheless, do refer to the attached video or reach out if you’re unsure.

Additionally, I made mine extra crunchy with the addition of Nestum cereal. Hence the dish name, Nestum Bak Kwa Cookies!

Nestum Bak Kwa Cookies Recipe
by Javier Tan January-14-2023

These Nestum Bak Kwa Cookies are fragrant and crunchy! Perfect for guests who like a savoury tone to their cookies.


  • 1/2 Cup or 120g of Unsalted Butter, Softened at Room Temp
  • 1/4 Cup or 50g of Granulated White Sugar
  • A large egg, approx 55g inclusive of shell
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup or 180g of Plain Flour, Sifted
  • 1/4 Tsp or 1.5g of Baking Soda, Sifted
  • Approx. 1/3 Cup or 55g of Nestle’s Nestum Cereal
  • Approx 4 pieces of 120g of Bak Kwa


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C and line baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Then, mix in the egg.
  4. Next, fold in the sifted plain flour, baking soda, Nestum cereal and bak kwa until a dough of a single consistency is formed.
  5. Shape batter and place on parchment paper (I used approx. 1 tablespoon and rolled them).
  6. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Prep time: 3
  • Cook time: 2
  • Total time: 0
  • Yield: 30 Nestum Bak Kwa Butter Cookies!


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  2. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, use an airtight container and desiccants.
  3. If you are afraid the Bak Kwa in the cookie will dry out, hide it within the cookie batter.
  4. Feel free to ask if you require clarifications!
  5. Please do not copy and paste the recipe without my permission, but feel free to link back here!

– Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan