CINI MINIS Churros Cookies

Cereal Recipes


For melt-in-the-mouth crumbly cookies that the kids will love making, as much as they will love eating.

Preparation Time
1 h
Cooking Time
10 min
Cooling Time
Skill Level
Serving Size


  • 2 cups CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal
  • 85 g cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 150 g sugar
  • 113 g butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 163 g flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 0.175 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 200° C.
  • In food processor or blender, place cereal.
  • Cover; process until cereal is finely crushed.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of the finely crushed cereal; set aside.
  • Add cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar to remaining cereal in food processor.
  • Cover; process until combined.
  • Drop mixture by measuring teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet; shape into balls.
  • Refrigerate or freeze while making cookie dough.
  • In large bowl, beat 150 g sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or spoon.
  • Add egg; mix well.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix reserved 1/2 cup crushed cereal with topping ingredients.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon cookie dough; flatten in the palm of your hand.
  • Place 1 of the refrigerated truffles in center of dough, and wrap dough around truffle, covering completely.
  • Roll dough in topping mixture; place 6 cm apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten dough balls slightly.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown around edges.
  • Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.


1. Why should I look for whole grains in my breakfast cereal?

Whole grain provides a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients – that’s why it’s often recommended we eat three to four services a day (( 2015, 'How much should I eat from the grain (cereal) group?' para. 5). Breakfast is a good way to get some whole grain early in the day.

Source: 2015, Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and / or high cereal fibre varieties, viewed 9 September 2021,

2. How can I increase my whole grain intake?
  1. Look out for 'whole' on the label – wholemeal, whole wheat and whole oats are all whole grains.
  2. Swap refined white breads, pasta and white rice for whole grain varieties (brown).
  3. Start your day with a breakfast cereal that clearly states it is made with whole grains.
  4. Mix wild rice with white rice, or switch to brown rice.
  5. Use wholemeal breadcrumbs to create a crunchy topping in savoury dishes.
  6. Choose rice cakes, rye crispbread, muesli bars with oats or other whole grains or plain popcorn as a whole grain snack.
3. What allergens do your products contain?

CINI MINIS® Churros: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain milk.
MILO® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® DUO Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® Protein Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
NESQUIK® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain other gluten containing ingredients, milk and soy.

For more information, please refer to our product pages.

4. Are your products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal, NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal and MILO® Breakfast Cereals are all suitable for vegetarian diets. CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal and NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal are also suitable for vegan diets, when served with a plant-based milk. However, MILO® Breakfast Cereals are not suitable for a vegan diet.

5. Are your products halal certified?

None of our breakfast cereals are Halal certified. If you are interested in other Nestlé products, please see current Halal list.

6. What is the sugar content of your breakfast cereals?

Here is a list of sugar content of each of our cereals. Please note that every quantity is an approximation, and based on the serving size of 30g unless stated otherwise:

CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal: 7.5g.
MILO® Breakfast Cereal Original: 8.0g.
MILO® Duo Breakfast Cereal: 8.2 g.
NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal: 6.7g.
MILO® Protein Breakfast Cereal: 10.1g per serving size of 45g.

To find the sugar content of our breakfast cereals, you can visit the nutritional information and ingredient information on each product page.

7. I have a problem with my product. What should I do?

We go to great lengths to ensure our products are of the highest quality so our customers can enjoy them with confidence.

If something has gone wrong, we want to hear about it. Please get in touch with us and share as much information as possible or call our friendly Consumer Engagement Services team on 1800 025 768 (Australia) or 0800 830 840 (New Zealand). Feel free to let us know when we’ve done something you love too!