Electricity has made an entry after 30 hours and I don’t know how long it will last.Even though I don’t feel like cooking anything,I just baked a batch of cookies to have with tea.I often remark about the lesser lighting in the kitchen,after cooking a few meals in darkness with the help of one candle,I feel the kitchen has never looked so bright!!!
I looked for an easy cookie recipe which I could bake in less than an hour.Had bookmarked Lakshmi’s Cinnamon cookie and wanted to try that.Though the recipe says the dough has to be refrigerated,I skipped that step.The butter in the fridge was a step short of flowing consistency,So I had to make something immediately.Lakshmi’s recipe yielded me superb cinnamon flavored cookies which we simply loved..I don’t know whether by skipping the refrigerating part I have lost out on melt in the mouth cookies..but mine did turn out very crispy and melt in the mouth..;-)
Recipe Marathon - Day 28
Cinnamon Cookies(Recipe adapted from The Yum Blog)
Maida/Flour – 1 ½ cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Butter – ½ cup
Cinnamon stick – 1’ piece
Powder the sugar and cinnamon piece together to a fine powder.
Cream butter and sugar-cinnamon mix till fluffy.
Add the flour little by little and knead into a soft dough.
If the mix is too dry,you could add a few tsp butter.
Roll out the dough to about quarter of inch in thickness and cut into shapes using cookies cutters,or shape into circular discs with hand.
Bake at 150*C for 20 minutes(That is the normal baking time for cookies of our taste-crispy yet melt in the mouth,you can bake it according to the temperature settings of your oven).
And a small peep into what our locality looked like for about two days!!