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December 16, 2016

Eggless Snowball Cookies Recipe – Easy Christmas Recipes

Easy Snowball cookies recipe with step by step photos and  a video !
Christmas is the perfect time for me to attempt some interesting cakes and cookies recipes. Last year during this time, I posted few Christmas special recipes like Gingerbread man cookies, Tutti frutti cookies, eggless tutti frutti cake, shortbread cookies, Kulkul and some more. This year, I wanted to start my Christmas recipes with this easy, melt in mouth, most special snowball cookies recipe.Its a very simple cookie that can be made with easily available ingredients. Snowball cookies is also called as Mexican wedding cakes/cookies, Russian tea cakes. With lots of butter and nuts ( Pecan or walnuts)these cookies comes out with a melt in mouth texture and crunchy taste. Pecan nuts is widely used for the recipe. But I had used a combination of nuts which you can find in the ingredients list.These snowball cookies can be made without nuts as well. I followed the recipe from Classy cakes and watched You tube video by Jenny can cook. Even though this is my first try, I am completely happy with the result. Raksha loved it a lot and took it for her school snack box today. Do try this easy Christmas special snowball cookies recipe for your kids and enjoy the vacation Happy.Lets check out how to make eggless snowball cookies with step by step pictures and a video !
Do check out my other Christmas recipes in THIS LINK

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October 31, 2016

Eggless Witch Finger Cookies Recipe-Halloween Recipes

Witch finger cookies recipe
For the first time I am sharing a recipe for Halloween day. I have heard about Halloween day and the most popular Halloween Sugar cookies from my friends in US. So this year I wanted to try some interesting and scary recipe on this day. When I was browsing for it, I found this easy Halloween spooky witch finger cookies in Priya’s blog. Its very similar to butter cookies recipe. When I showed the witch finger cookies images to my daughter Raksha, she was very much excited and asked me to bake them immediately. She took part in all the activities like mixing the cookie dough, baking, shaping cookies until decoration with jam Happy. Friends, Do engage your kids and try this easy Halloween butter cookies, share your feedback with me. Now lets see how to make this eggless spooky witch finger cookies for Halloween day !
Witch finger cookies recipe

Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe


Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe - Butter cookies recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies Recipes
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 40 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 55 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • All purpose flour / maida - 1.25 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Softened butter - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - a very small pinch
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Whole Almonds - few
METHOD

  • In a wide mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat it well with a whisk until creamy, soft and fluffy.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • Sieve Maida/ all purpose flour and baking powder.Add this to the butter mixture and make a dough. If the dough is very crumbly and dry, add few tsp of butter or cooking oil. Do not use milk. Mix well and make a soft dough. Wrap the dough in a butter paper or cling wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough and let it come to room temperature.It would become soft. Now take a big gooseberry sized dough and make finger shapes by rolling it. Stud in blanched almond for nails. Draw lines using a knife. Grease a baking tray with butter & maida or line with a butter paper. Arrange the cookies in a baking tray. My daughter wanted to make witch hand with palm & fingers. So we shaped like a hand. Please refer picture for the idea.
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180 c. Place the cookies tray and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check if the sides of cookies turn golden brown in sides & bottom. Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down completely.Do not try to remove the cookies, it may break. Cookies would be soft when hot. It turns super crispy & hard after cooled down.So be patient till it cools down.

    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
Mix some hot water with the jam and dilute it. Apply them on the cookies and give a blood like appearance. Enjoy these scary cookies !

Note
  • You can use with wheat flour or maida & wheat flour in 1:1 ratio.
  • Do not use milk for making dough. Cookies may turn chewy & its shelf life would be reduced.
  • This cookies stayed good for a week when stored in an air tight box.

Try this easy, tasty, scary witch finger cookies and enjoy with your kids !!
eggless witch finger cookies
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June 23, 2016

Eggless Digestive Cookies Recipe – Whole Wheat,Oats Cookies Without Butter

eggless digestive biscuits
We buy digestive biscuits regularly even though its costly.Every time I used to see the list of ingredients on the back of pack to try on my own.And I kept searching some good recipes for homemade digestive biscuits aka whole wheat,oats cookies. In Raksha’s school, this year they have strictly restricted store bought cakes, cookies and packed juices for snacks box. Only homemade digestive cookies are allowed. Finally time hath come to try my hands on itWinking.I followed this recipe & I baked an eggless, butter less digestive cookies using whole wheat flour, quick cooking oats and plain milk.For Vegan version, use almond milk instead. Actual recipe had butter in it. But I substituted butter with cooking oil and tried it today.You can call this as oats cookies too.It came out very well, perfect with a crunchy texture. We loved it very much & ate 2-3 cookies without any guiltLove Struck. Its so easy to make and a good tea time cookies for weight watchers.For kids, you can use butter, add some Choco chips, M&M etc for variations. After tasting these cookies, Raksha told its taste is similar to UNIBIC digestive biscuitsHappy . I felt very happy and proud with my baking Dancing.Friends, do try this easy, simple oats cookies without eggs and butter at home & enjoy it for your tea time with your loved ones. Even beginners can dare to try it. Ok, lets move on to the recipe !

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May 18, 2016

Whole Wheat Nankhatai – Atta Nankhatai Recipe

wheat flour nankhatai
Yesterday I saw this wheat flour nan khatai recipe/Atta nankhatai post in a facebook group and got tempted to try it. So I was watching an Youtube video for the recipe. When Raksha saw the video, she was more excited than me and told she would help me in making it.I gave her all the ingredients and she did the mixing and shaping part as per my instructions.I was happily capturing the video for this cookie.Earlier I had shared benne biscuit/ Butter biscuit using ghee & maida and multigrain naan khatai recipe using ragi, oats and oil. This recipe is very similar to my benne biscuit but it is really a healthy option when compared with my maida version. Do try this whole wheat flour nankhatai following this recipe.You will get melt in mouth cookies for sure. Kids would love it. Lets see how to make wheat nankhatai with step by step pictures and a video.


wheat flour nankhatai


Whole wheat nankhatai recipe


Whole wheat nankhatai recipe How to make nankhatai using wheat flour/Atta
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200 ml
  • Wheat flour -1/2 cup I used pillsburry
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Melted ghee - 1/4 cup ( at room temp)
  • Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Water or milk - 1-2 tsp ( completely optional)
METHOD

  • Powder the sugar nicely and measure 1/4 cup of it. In a wide bowl, take the melted ghee at room temperature, powdered sugar and vanilla essence.Mix well with a whisk without lumps.
wheat flour nankhatai
  • To this add 1/8 tsp of baking powder, 1/8 tsp of baking soda and wheat flour little by little.Make a non-sticky dough.Don’t worry dough would be slightly crumbly. If you feel, the dough is too dry after mixing, add a tsp of boiled milk or water.Mix well. Gather to make a dough and cover it. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
whole wheat nankhatai
whole wheat nankhatai

  • Then take a small ball sized dough and make a smooth round.Flatten it slightly and make a plus mark using a knife.Cracks may appear while shaping the cookies. Just seal it with your fingers. You can also make swirls in the cookies using a round spoon as shown in the video.
whole wheat nankhatai
whole wheat nankhatai
  • Preheat the oven at 200c.Line a cookie tray with butter paper and arrange the cookies. Bake at 200c for 14-15 minutes. Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down. Do not remove it. It may break. After the cookie cools down, it will become soft with melt in mouth texture. Enjoy with tea !
whole wheat nankhatai
whole wheat nankhatai


Note


  • I used Pillsburry atta in this recipe.
  • You can replace melted ghee with melted butter but the flavor may be different.For low cal version, u can use cooking oil.
  • If the dough is too dry, add a tsp of milk or water. But do not add more. Baking time of cookies would vary and its shelf life would be reduced.
  • For variations, u can use crushed cardamom+ one clove instead of vanilla essence.
Enjoy this healthy, easy nankhatai recipe using wheat flour and enjoy it for your tea time !
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December 29, 2015

Eggless Custard Powder Cookies Recipe–Whole Wheat Cookies

I tried this eggless whole wheat custard cookies & an eggless chocolate cake during Christmas for Raksha’s snacks party in school.It was a super hit among her friends & teachers.This is the first time i tried these custard powder cookies without eggs,butter & maida.I used whole wheat flour & oil by referring this recipe.It came out really well & crunchy with no trace of oil smell.You can use this recipe to make basic eggless biscuit with custard powder.Its so easy to make.This is different from yo yo cookies.Try this cookies/biscuits during this holiday season for your kids.They will enjoy for sure!! Lets see how to make eggless whole wheat custard cookies with oil.
Check out my Nankhatai/Ghee biscuit recipe !



Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe


Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe
Cuisine: International
Category: Cookies
Serves: 12 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1cup = 200 ml  1tbsp = 15 ml  1tsp = 5 ml
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Custard powder - 1/4 cup 
  • Vegetable oil/Cooking oil - 1/4 cup ( use odourless oil)
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( powder it)
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 1 tbsp ( add 1 tsp more if required)
METHOD

  • Powder 1/2 cup of sugar and set aside.In a wide bowl,sieve wheat flour,powdered sugar,baking powder,baking soda and custard powder.Mix well and make a dent in the center.
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • Add oil,vanilla essence and mix well to make a crumbly mixture.Add 1 tbsp of milk and try to make a dough.If you are not able to make the dough,add 1 tsp more milk.Do not add more milk or oil.Cookies won’t cook well.So adding the mentioned quantity of milk is important here.(You should add powdered sugar else you can't make the dough adding less oil)
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • Take a small ball sized dough and flatten it slightly. Press it with a fork to make an impression.No problem if there are cracks in the dough.Cracks are unavoidable in this cookies.
Eggless custard cookies recipe

  • Grease a baking tray with oil or line it with a butter paper.Arrange the cookies giving enough gap.These cookies will flatten while baking.So leave enough space between each cookie.Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180c and bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes.Keep an eye after 12 minutes.
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • The bottom of cookies turn light brown and it will come off easily from the tray.Remove the tray and allow the cookies to cool down completely.Remember these cookies would be very soft while you remove from the tray.It will turn crunchy once it cools down completely.So let the cookies cool down before you taste them.Store in a container.It stays good for a week.Enjoy with tea/coffee !
Eggless custard cookies recipe


Note
  • You should use powdered sugar for this recipe.You can replace with icing sugar if you wish.
  • You can use maida/All purpose flour instead of wheat flour or use both in equal quantity.
  • Do not add more milk or oil while making the dough.Cookies will take more time to bake and it will remain soft n chewy in the middle.So take care.
  • Don’t worry if there are mild cracks in the dough.These cookies will have more cracks after baking.

Enjoy these crunchy cookies with tea,coffee or milk!!
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December 17, 2015

Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Eggless Butter Biscuits - Christmas Recipes

Shortbread cookies recipe eggless
Hope I am not late in sharing Christmas Recipes 2015Tongue.For the past one week,I had been trying various cookies and cake recipes.From today,I will share them one by one till Christmas.To begin with,here is the most popular cookies that everyone must try during this season.Yes,Its melt in mouth,crispy Shortbread cookies(Eggless version).We call this as Butter biscuit/ butter cookies.I browsed through few recipes and came up with this version.This is my first attempt in making these cookies and I must say”It came out PERFECT”. I am completely happy with the results.The ingredients and measurements are very easy to remember.It’s a fool proof,beginners cookie and anyone can bake it easily.Its perfect for Christmas & New year Gifting.With buttery soft and melt in mouth texture,it tastes awesome.You won’t and you can’t stop with one even if you are calorie consciousWinking.I saw few recipes with cornstarch/corn flour and few with a combination of wheat flour & maida.I am sure it works in all the ways as the butter makes the magic here.I have shared all the possible tips and tricks in my Notes section.Do peep into it before you start.Friends,How come a cookie with so much of butter goes wrong.Do try it confidently and surprise your family members by showing your expertise in bakingWinkingYou will be showered with praises!!
Lets see how to make these delicious Christmas special Shortbread Cookies with stepwise pictures and a VIDEO !!

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October 8, 2015

Khara Biscuit Recipe / Masala Biscuits - Savory Cookies

Khara biscuit recipe
I love Bangalore Iyengar Bakery’s Khara buns & Khara biscuits more than Benne biscuits.But I usually bake benne biscuits/Nankhatai as its my family’s favorite.This morning I tried savory biscuits/Masala biscuits for the first time by referring this recipe.Actual recipe called for using butter or Vegetable shortening.In bakeries,they use vanaspati/Dalda.But I halved the recipe & used cooking oil(refined oil) to cut down the calories.I was really skeptical about the result.But good biscuits came out very well with melt in mouth texture & crispiness.I was so happy about this bake and enjoyed it with my teaLove Struck.Friends,do try this bakery style Masala biscuits/Khara biscuits and enjoy your tea time ! Color of this biscuit may vary slightly based on the time of baking and quantity of spices used.But the taste would be gr888 !

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March 27, 2015

Eggless Jam biscuit Recipe - Eggless Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Eggless jam biscuit recipe
Jam biscuits also known as thumbprint cookies is a kids friendly cookies recipe.Summer Vacation is started for my daughter Raksha.She keeps asking me to make some snacks to munch while watching TV.So I baked these cookies for her yesterday.I tried these biscuits for the first time and it came out really well.With melt in mouth texture and awesome vanilla flavour, these jam drop cookies were yummy.Its taste was close to butter biscuit/Nankhatai.So this biscuit would be surely a hit among the kids and elders as well.No doubt my daughter liked it to the core and finished one batch of cookies in few minutes.She called it as "Jim Jam" biscuits.You can try this cookies for small parties,get together and for picnic as well. You can make & store these cookies well in advance.I hope it stays good for a week in an air tight box because mine got over in an hourTongue.Try these yummy jam biscuits for your kids and take the creditsHappy.Lets see how to make this melt in mouth,eggless thumbprint cookies/jam filled cookies recipe in detail.
Eggless jam filled cookies

Eggless jam biscuit/ Eggless Thumbprint cookies


Eggless jam biscuit/Thumbprint cookies Eggless jam filled biscuits for kids evening snacks !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies
Serves: 40 small
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200 ml
  • All purpose flour/maida – 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Custard powder – 1/2 cup
  • Corn flour – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp (semi solid)
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Mixed fruit jam - as needed
METHOD

  • Powder 1/4 cup of sugar and take in a wide bowl.U will get 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp pwd sugar.Add softened butter( at room temperature) and vanilla essence to it.Whisk it well till creamy.In a bowl,take maida,corn flour and custard powder.
Eggless jam biscuit recipe
  • Mix well and add this to the beated butter,sugar mixture.Fold it well and try to make a dough.Add 1 tbsp of curd and mix well.Make a stiff dough.No problem if there are mild cracks in the dough.No need to knead or beat the dough.Handle it gently.
Eggless jam biscuit recipe
Eggless jam biscuit recipe
  • Melt the jam in microwave high power for 30 seconds to 1 minute.I kept in 800w power for 1 minute.
Eggless jam biscuit recipe
  • Now take an orange sized ball from the dough.Roll it into 1/2 inch thick chapathi using a rolling pin.Dust it with maida if needed.Cut the cookies into desired shape using mould.Remove the cookies and arrange in a greased baking tray.( I greased the tray with few drops of oil) Make a small dent in the center of cookies using your forefinger, thumb finger or a bottle cap.Fill the dent with the jam.Put only few drops of jam because it may melt while cooking and spill in the sides.You can also put the jam just before 2 minutes at the end of baking .Its your choice.
Eggless jam biscuit
Eggless jam biscuit recipe
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode in 180c.Bake these cookies in 180c for 18-20 minutes till the sides turn light golden brown color.Remove the tray and let it cool.
Eggless jam biscuit recipe

Take the cookies and store in a box.Enjoy !

Note
  • For variations,u can try with wheat flour.
  • I am not sure of replacing butter with oil.Instead u can replace half of the butter with apple sauce.
  • I used mixed fruit jam.It gives the best taste than other flavors i guess.
  • I baked half of the cookies by filling jam in the beginning and half the batch by adding jam at the end.Both tasted good.

Eggless jam biscuit recipe
Enjoy these yummy cookies with coffee/tea/Milk.Melts in mouth.Tastes yum !
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