Put the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Mix them together with a whisk to combine. Put the shortening in the bowl of your stand mixer (or in a large mixing bowl, if you’re using a hand-held mixer). Beat it on medium-high for a few minutes to fluff it up. Scrape down the sides of your bowl with a spatula. Toss in the brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high to combine well. Add in the cereal and the flour mixture. Beat quickly to combine well. Stop mixing when the dough just comes together and all the flour is mixed in and a dough is form. Dust flour over a surface and roll out the dough to ½cm thick. Use the star-shaped cutter to cut out stars in the dough, then use a spatula to lift the stars onto the baking tray. Sprinkle a little bit of cereal on top. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.Space the cookies out on your prepared sheet pan.Bake at 160 degrees for about 10 minutes.You want the cookies to be just golden brown.Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
The Perseids is the name of a meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the "radiant belt" that lies in the Constellation Perseus that is thousands of light years away from our own Milky Way. The show of Perseids is always best seen in the Northern Hemisphere from July to August. In Malaysia, it would be visible on crispy clear skies from 1 am to 4am, sometimes as many as 60 meteors per hour. In my younger days then, I would always stay up to catch the Perseids from the Northern Hemisphere, and this year we managed to spot a few of Perseid's show streaking way up in the clear breezy night sky way past midnight!
Truly, Allah is Great. Allahuakbar!