SEMOLINA CARDAMOM TUTTI FRUITTI COOKIES

Sharing an absolutely delicious, crumbly and crispy, melt in mouth semolina cookies recipe with specs of tutti frutti.

Semolina cookies are as light as feather and crumble very easily. The texture is so good,  they melt in the mouth yet very crunchy. It was my wish from a long time to make these semolina cookies recipe at home. Last week I tried these tutti frutti semolina cookies recipe and it was the big hit.

Addition of tutti frutti is my idea of adding some special factor to this crumbly semolina cookies. Colorful tutti frutti makes the white cookies very attractive. You can even add finely chopped nuts, raisins or just make plain, melt in mouth rava cookies too.

This recipe can be doubled easily if you want to make a bigger batch! When these are baking, the smell of the cookies wafting through the oven will make you want to eat them all.
Recipe courtesy: Kaveri Obhan

PREP TIME 10 mins COOK TIME 20 mins TOTAL TIME 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup (100 gm) butter, at room temperature
1cup (100 gm) All purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (100 gm) semolina/sooji (use fine and good quality semolina)
1/2 cup +2tbsp  castor / confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp ground cardamom powder
1/2cup melted dark chocolate
some star-shaped sprinkles
1/4 cup tutti frutti

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven at 160 C (320 F) for ten minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until well combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and semolina to the butter-sugar mixture and mix it together.
  4. Add the cardamom and mix until it forms a soft dough.
  5. Shape into small balls of approx 1 inch each. Place these dough balls on a parchment lined baking tray leaving enough space between. They will only spread a little.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely. They will still be soft but will turn crisp on cooling.
  7. When completely cool, deep in melted chocolate and decorate with some sprinkles.picsart_1488764883218
    NOTES:Semolina cookies keep well in an airtight box for up to a week.You can add nutmeg powder too in place of cardamom.

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Thumbprint Cookies with Hershey’s Kisses (Eggless)

When I saw this recipe in my Facebook group  i decided to make them But i forgot it .
As Christmas was round the corner this recipe clicked in my mind and sure enough I made these cookies.

From my last holiday trip I had  bought Hershey’s kisses chocolate .So for Christmas baking and for my daughter’s birthday I made these cookies with Hershey’s kisses.
Kids loved it .My husband said for the  first time is it really homemade ?I was glad about it.picsart_1481818531180

Thanks to Padma Anagol for such a nice recipe .

If you want to make one of the best cookies ever, then you have come to the right instructable! These cookies are truly a classic in the art of cookie making. I hope you enjoy.
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup  unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (Icing sugar)(I used regular sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour (maida)
Hershey’s kisses chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If you are not using parchment, you do not need to grease the baking sheet.
  • Using a handheld or mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in the flour, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium-high.picsart_1482238918783
  • Using heaping teaspoons, roll the dough into balls, and place 1-inch apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and make an indentation (I used the back of a melon baller to make the indentations) into the middle of each cookie.picsart_1482239003083
  • Return to oven, and bake until light brown on the edges, 7 to 9 minutes more.
  • Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, press a Hershey’s chocolate kiss gently into the indentation of each cookie.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool.picsart_1482239049499

    NOTES:

  • For those who don’t have the Hershey’s kisses but still want to bake these cookies, proceed with the complete process and once completely cooled fill them with Nutella or chocolate.
  • If you want to fill with jam, the cookies need to be filled before they go into the oven.

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CHERRY SHORTBREAD COOKIES

Cooking time 12-15 minute  prep time 15 minute

First I saw this recipe on Chef Pankaj bhadiriya’s food show .I bookmarked it.I liked the way of presentation of the cookies.I made some variation in ingredients according to my taste.It looks and also taste awesome.I made it with nutralite butter for more healthier option.Hope you all like it.

This is an easy shortbread recipe to make and really delicious. You’ll really enjoy this soft and buttery shortbread cookies flavored with cherry.

INGREDIENTS:
1 and 1/4 cup Refined flour
100 gm unsalted butter(I used Nutralite)
3 tbsp caster sugar
½ cup red cherries, dried and finely
chopped Caster sugar for dusting
Salt to taste

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine refined flour, unsalted butter, caster sugar, and salt and rub them with your fingertips until the texture resembles the breadcrumbs.picsart_1475764320322
  2. Add finely chopped dried red cherries and knead a dough.picsart_1475764376843
  3. Make a rectangular-shaped dough with a thickness of 1 cm.picsart_1475764408044
  4. Cut the dough into small cubes with the help of a knife, maintaining the same thickness.picsart_1475764451822
  5. Pierce the toothpicks at the centre of the cubes and arrange on a baking tray.picsart_1475764490017
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Dust the serving plate with the caster sugar and serve the shortbreads.

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Notes:

  • You can add dryfruits too.
  • I love salty flavour ,if you don’t like skip it.
  • You can make any of shape with using cookie cutter.

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Til (Sesame) Cookies

TIL COOKIES are extremely easy and buttery. These delicious cookies are also easy to make.

Recipe courtsey ..golden spices

INGREDIENTS:

All purpose flour – 1 & ½ cup
Castor sugar – ½ cup
Sesame seeds (Tilli)– 1/4th cup
Butter – 3/4th cup + 1 tbsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Lightly Roast the sesame seeds in a pan. Keep it aside and cool them.
  2. Finely powder the sugar and sieve it.
  3. Mix the sugar with butter and beat it till they seems fluffy.281
  4. Add sesame seeds to the above mixture and mix it well.282
  5. Gradually add flour and keep mixing. It will be stiff dough.283
  6. Preheat the oven at 160c for 10 minutes.
  7. Now place the dough on a sheet and place another sheet on the top of the dough.
  8. Gentle press down the rolling pin and roll out to ¼” thick.284
  9. Remove the top sheet and cut into desire shape using a cutter.285
  10. Put  some sesame seeds on the cookies press them,and prick with fork .
  11. Take the cookies out and place on baking tray.
  12. Now re knead and re-roll the rest of the dough and make same size cookies out of it.
  13. Place the cookies on the greased trey and bake it for 15-20 minutes till top turns light golden brown.286
  14. Cool the cookies and keep the cookies in a tight container.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (By Tarla Dalal)

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
100 gms milk chocolate bar
2 to 3 tbsp milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

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Notes:

You can roll out the dough using a rolling pin and cut out different shapes for fancy chocolate cookies.

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Tutti Frutti Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

Butter -150Grams
Baking Powder- 4Grams
Cardamom Powder-10Grams
Milk Powder-15Grams
Custard Powder- 50Grams
All Purpose Flour-250Grams
Mixed Dry Fruits-150Grams
Sugar Powder-150Grams
Pineapple Essence -1/2Teaspoons
Water- 3Tablespoons

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take a bowl add mixed dry fruits (cherry, cashew nuts, papaya candy fruit, raisins,) in this
  2. Add all purpose flour, custard powder, milk powder, cardamom powder, baking powder mix all of these well and keep it aside.
  3. Take another bowl add butter, powder sugar, pineapple essence cream and mix it well.
  4. Add milk or water, mix it well. In this add flour and dry fruit mixture, mix it like a dough, take rolling pin roll the dough into thin sheet, cut them into square shape and arrange the cookies in to the tray
  5. Bake them at 180 c for 15 minutes

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