Monday, July 7, 2008
Eggless Butter Cookies
I am addicted-yes,blogging of course is the first addiction and now baking!!Yes,I've been bit by the baking bug and there's no looking back.Ok,I am going too far since I've really not baked that much,but still!!I was overjoyed when the convection cooking went perfectly well in my MW when I made malai cookies.I just couldn't resist making another batch since those were over in a day!While I was going through my cookbooks,I saw a recipe scribbled down that of Butter cookies.Bingo!exactly what I was looking for.The recipe was a very basic recipe with a few ingredients.I had everything in my kitchen and I set about making that one.They came out so perfect that I myself am amused!!Evenly brown,crispy&crunchy and what not. While it was getting baked,the house smelled so nice..!!!I think one can attempt making the cookies just to have that nice aroma all over the house.My patience limits were tested during the last 5 minutes when I stared at the MW and started my own countdown!!I almost burnt my mouth trying to taste a hot cookie;-)
There were 24 cookies and they got over in two days!!Our friends S & D were going to Mahabs for the weekend and I wanted to give them some cookies to munch on the way.I badly wanted to make that and have it myself!!!;-)This time,I decorated the cookies.The first batch,I pressed the cookies with a fork and got a GoodDay biscuit effect(or so I think!) and the second one,I personalized those with our names(of course,not full names,just the first alphabet).This is a sure shot recipe even for beginners!!!(like me!)
Eggless Butter Cookies
Maida - 1 cup
Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Icing Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 3/4 cup(in room temperature)
Chopped nuts - 1/2 cup(optional)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsps
Preheat oven to 150*C.
Sift together maida,cornflour and icing sugar.
Cream the butter with a fork and add the nuts and vanilla.
Mix the flour mix to the butter mix 1 tbsp at a time.
Mix well,add 1 tbsp milk if the mix is too dry.
Make small balls of the mix and flatten a bit with hands or using a fork.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or till golden brown.
Yummy cookies are ready!!
My dear friend S is celebrating her birthday today.So here's wishing you a very happy birthday dearest Su!!Love you and miss you guys!!