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December 17, 2015

Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Eggless Butter Biscuits - Christmas Recipes

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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 !!

Shortbread cookies recipe eggless

Eggless Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Eggless Shortbread Cookies Recipe Easy,melt in mouth shortbread cookies without eggs
Cuisine: International
Category: Cookies Recipes
Serves: 25 nos
Prep time: 60 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 75 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
  • Maida/ All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Unsalted Butter at room temperature - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar OR Icing Sugar - 1/3 cup ( Actual recipe uses1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Keep all the ingredients ready.Take the butter in a bowl.It should be in room temperature n soft.Add the powdered sugar and beat it well using a whisk.Beat until it becomes creamy and thick.Check for taste and add more powdered sugar if needed.
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
eggless shortbread cookies recipe

  • Add vanilla essence and maida.Mix well and make a soft,non-sticky dough.You should not use water or milk.
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
eggless shortbread cookies recipe

  • Wrap the dough in a cover/cling wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour(atleast 30 minutes).Dough will become hard after an hour.Remove it and keep it on a lightly floured surface.
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
eggless shortbread cookies recipe

  • Roll it using a chapathi rolling pin.Initially you may find it difficult to roll but after 2-3 seconds,you can do it easily as the dough loosens.Now flatten the dough to 1-2 inch thick and shape it using cookie cutter OR If you want to make rectangle shapes as I did,roll the dough thick and cut it using a sharp knife to make rectangle shape.Prick it with a fork for uniform cooking.
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
  • Preheat the convection oven to 180c.Arrange the cookies in a greased tray or tray lined with butter paper.Bake it in convection mode at 180c for 15 minutes.The sides of cookies turn golden brown .Also check whether you are able to remove from the tray easily without sticking or breaking.This is the indication for baked cookies.Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down completely.
eggless shortbread cookies recipe
  • Remember these cookies would be soft to touch when hot.But it will become crispy & melts in mouth once it cools down.So be patient and allow it to cool completely.Store in an air tight box and enjoy for a week.I think it stays good for a week if handled properly.But all the cookies vanished within 2 days in my house ;)) Enjoy !
  • Shortbread cookies are supposed to be mildly sweet.So 1/4 cup of sugar was mentioned in the original recipe.But I used 1/3 cup sugar as per our taste.
  • Do not add water or milk to the dough.
  • Baking time may vary as per your convection oven .So keep an eye after 12 minutes.
  • For variations you can try half cup of maida & half  cup of wheat flour.
  • If you are wish to add corn flour,add 1/4 cup along with 1 cup of maida.

Try this easy,melt in mouth cookies for this Christmas.I am sure you won’t regret for the results !! Wish you all a merry Christmas Happy
eggless shortbread cookies recipe

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Unknown said...

Perfectly baked cookies

Chitra said...

Thanks Ramya :)

Unknown said...

awesome chitra!!

Unknown said...

Wow simple ingredients and very easy,will sure try it n get back to u.

Chitra said...

Yes Swathi.Do try it and share your feedback here :)

Chitra said...

Thanks Anitha :)

esther said...

Nice cookies. Did u use unsalted butter?

Chitra said...

Yes,It is unsalted :)

Priya said...

Perfect cookies chitra..Happy holidays ..

Chitra said...

Thanks dear.Happy holidays :)

Unknown said...

lovely short bread cookies...chitra