Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anjum Anand's Lime Cookies


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When in doubt bake cookies,yeah.Does not take too much of your time/effort and satisfies your baking itch too.Most importantly,gets done in a jiffy.That's what attracts me most to a cookie.I mean,it is only a matter of few minutes when you can get everything done and get set for a cup of coffee with your just-baked cookies,isn't that wonderful?


I've seen this recipe on a lot of blogs and remember writing down the recipe long time back.While I was going through the recipe,I realized it is quite similar to the Cinnamon cookie,only the flavor is different.Without further ado,let me present a very simple[and basic]cookie recipe which can be experimented upon for different flavors.So which one are you gonna try?

Anjum Anand's Lime Cookies


Ingredients


Flour – ½ cup
Castor sugar – ¼ cup
Softened butter – ¼ cup
Lemon zest – ½ tsp
Juice of ½ a lemon
Almond flakes for garnishing


Method

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Mix together the zest and powdered sugar with your finger tips till the sugar becomes moist and fragrant. 
Mix all the ingredients to a smooth dough and keep aside for 20 minutes.

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Roll the dough into ¼ inch thickness and cut into desired shapes-OR shape them into small balls and flatten them a little between your palms.
Press an almond sliver on top.
Place the cookies on a lightly greased cookie tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.

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Notes
  • The cookies spread out while baking so make sure you keep a good one inch distance between each cookie.
  • The lime flavor is not a dominating one,in fact there is a very faint taste of lime which gets even better the next day.


30 comments :

  1. Love the flavor of the lemon in the cookies.

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  2. They luk great with light flavor of lime...Quick to make and eat too..:)

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  3. Wow Divya..yummy looking cookies.
    How do you get those perfect round shapes for ur cookies.Pls advice :)

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  4. When in doubt about anything in my life - just bake, it will take care of a lot of things:-))

    Lime and almond in a cookie is a flavor combo I have never tried before, sounds good! Similar to the basic egg less cookie dough I guess?

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  5. they look wonderful..love citrusy flavoured bakes.. want to try lemon cake one of these days..

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  6. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

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  7. Lime in cookies.. Sounds tangy and tasty...

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  8. Loved the flavour and the color.

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  9. I bake cookies because I'm a self confessed cookie monster :) I love such hassle free cookie recipes.

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  10. they look so cute divya...i love anjum anand's recipe too...:)

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  11. Hey Divya,

    The cookies have come out perfect. They are looking pretty cute in that red serving plate.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the addition of lemon in cookies..looks very tempting n perfectly baked

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  13. Scrumptious and gorgeous cookies, love citrus flavour in bakes..

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  14. Lime flavor must hv added zing 2 dose cookies..:)

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  15. You are so right ,cookies are the best way to get rid of 'Cooking Itch'. Can't we enhance lemon flavor by adding few drops of lemon essence?
    These cookies are so tempting.

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  16. Yummm...Such a flavored cookies

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  17. Yummy cookies... Love the idea of the lemon flavour in cookies..:)
    Reva

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  18. Hi Divya,

    Do u hav microplane zester?- Rajasree from bangalore.

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  19. Thank you all!!

    Rinku..I just rolled the cookie dough into small balls and flattened them a bit[which ends up in a round shape].You could try refrigerating the cookies on the tray[before baking] while you preheat the oven[for 5-10 minutes]and bake the cookies,which would not cause them to spread out and spoil the shape!

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  20. Suma..this is a basic cookie dough in which you can add any flavorings of your choice.Lime,Cinnamon,Cardamom or ground ginger even,choices are numerous!

    Abha..adding lemon essence is a good idea!

    Rajasree..yes,I do have a Microplane Zester!

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  21. Should be very flavorful with lemon zest,looks perfect and love the pictorial!

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  22. I had tried them a few months back from AA Book. I loved it.. looks like its time I bake them again..

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  23. Thanks Divya..Will try it next time

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Divya.

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