Thursday, February 16, 2012

Classic Cookies

The Butter cookies that we get in the Bakery are my favourite and I always wanted to make them at home. But they are made of Vanaspathi/ Dalda and I didn't want to use that, so I replaced it with Ghee. They are extremely easy to make and very tasty too. My daughter loves them a lot and she calls them snow cookies!!

  • 2 cups - Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • 1 cup - Ghee
  • 1/2 cup - Cashews/Almonds/Any Nuts of choice (Optional)  
  1. Add Maida, sugar, ghee and the nuts (if you are adding nuts) into a mixing bowl and combine the ingredients to make a dough.
  2. Make small balls of the dough and flatten it slightly and transfer it to a baking tray.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F and bake the cookies for around 10 minutes or till the bottom of the cookies are slightly golden in colour.
  4. Transfer the cookies from baking tray to a wire rack and cool.  
Suggestions/ Notes :
  1. When you take the cookie out of the baking tray it may crumble as they are extremely soft till they are completely cooled. Hence use caution while transferring the cookies to the wire rack.
  2. You may add 1 tsp cornflour so that the cookies will not be so soft and crumbly but a little on the crunchy side.
  3. You may also replace ghee with soft butter at room temperature and that will taste good too.

Sending this recipe to the event: Any One Can Cook: Series 43


  1. Perfectly baked cookies, thank you for linking with Any One can Cook :)

  2. OK... this has been long due... I have been one of the lucky few that got to taste several of these items published here... ymmmm... my personal favourite is the whole wheat cookies but Ashu (my husband) loved the classic ones.
    So I took the recipe for whole whaet cookies and put a spin on it. Instead of 1/2 cup sugar, I cut it down to a 1/3 of a cup. Added a 1/3 of a cup of Craisins. Then the juice and zest of an orange. I also cut down the ghee to a 1/3 of a cup. Scooped it onto baking sheets using a 1 tsp measure, and baked at 400 for 10-15 min.

    It turned out awesome. Thanks for the original recipe D.
    BTW, where is the recipe for your shortbread cookies? Was looking for it but couldn't find it. You should try ot folks. It just melts in your mouth. No one can eat just one.


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