After the Coconut Squares
and Chocolate flowers
, next was a spiced Masala Cookies. I used Spice powders to enhance the flavours. Though you might think the powdered spice hits you when you add it, after baking you are left with a lingering taste of the spice and it's not strong at all.
Infact I added three pinches and still felt could have added more. Though the baking spree, I was searching for my molds. Finally got hold of these molds and ended up making tree, heart and mulberry leaves shapes. I loved those hearts as the mold was something that we flicked from the kids toys. Though the first batch had leaf and tree, the second batch was only heart and trust me, they turned out so crispy.
If you must know it was one long session of baking and I wanted to make sure I didn't end up with loads of dishes to wash. So all the sweet cookies were creamed in one vessel. Well that resulted in the last batch to have little bit of chocolate blended. All the good right!
Off these go for my Cookie Mela
Step by Step Pictures
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Butter - 150 gms
Clove, Cinnamon, Cardamon powder - 3 pinches
Salt a pinch
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
How to bake spice cookies:
Cream the butter and icing sugar in a bowl. Add the spices, salt and baking powder to the flour. Then slowly add to the butter mix.
Knead to a soft dough. Flatten on a rolling board and cut out shapes using molds of your choice.
Pre heat the oven at 185 deg C and bake for 16 mins. Second batch took me only about 14 - 15 mins.
Allow to cool, before storing them in an air tight container.
Labels: Cookie Mela, Eggless Baking, Eggless Cookies, Kid Friendly Dishes, Snacks, Step by Step Recipes