Oct 6, 2015

Tutti Frutti Cookies.... made by kids every time :)

Nowadays my kids lend me a lot of help in the kitchen. Earlier it was now and then but now it happens more often. They feel so happy being in the kitchen and also have a great feel about cooking their own stuff. Hmm.... they feel like chefs... thats what they say ;) Oh yes .... they are cute little, smart, little "big man" chefs :) I always let them help me when they want to make their favorites

Time in the kitchen also becomes fun time. When making dough we make funny shapes and figures and tease each other, when using flour we make cute moustache and beard for ourselves, when it comes to tasting the dish we almost finish a decent portion of the food before it is even done and we come up with funny things and stories all the way from start to end. Every time cooking with these darlings has given me great times. The shapes might me a little odd, the presentation doesnt turn out perfect but yes the love doubles up, the fun triples up and the feeling of quality time spent multiplies nth time up :)

Here is one such recipe which they love to make whenever its baked at ours. This time I said let me give the finishing touches so that I can take pictures of the good-shaped ones for my blog and hhmmmm they felt a little sad.... "Mummy but we make the best shapes right???" and I did say "You are the best and these are best shapes ever" Dont mind the broken edges and the cracked cookies .... there was a lot of love and dedication from two little cute pairs of hands :)

Check out this recipe and enjoy. We make this for the tiny-break in school... so that the kids can enjoy a munch and have a quick share with friends
Serves... 12-14 cookies
Serve option... Room Temp

This is what u'll need....

Butter - 3 tbspn
Maida/All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
Red tutti-frutti - 2 tbspn
Green tutti-frutti - 2 tbspn
Baking powder - a pinch
Milk - 1 tbspn (optional)

Here is the stir....
  • Take a working bowl and measure 3 tbspns of room temperature butter into it
  • Measure a cup of flour into the bowl
  • Next goes sugar and a pinch of baking powder
  • Time for the main ingredient ...... tutti-frutti... a lot of it ;)
  • Mix everything together till it looks like a crumbly mixture. Now add a few drops of milk at a time and make a dough
  • Roll out the dough into a log shape
  • Cover the dough in a plastic wrap or plastic paper and refrigerate if for 15-20 mins
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and cut it into thick slices carefully
  • Here .... the kids could not manage the cutting part so the dough started falling apart. We had to work with our palms to get back a little shape. You can see prints of little hands that worked on the cookies. They could not avoid getting cracks so they decided to leave it as is
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius
  • Place the prepared cookies in a baking tray and bake it for around 15-20 mins. Remove it from  the oven and let it cool for a while so that it can harden a little
  • Serve at room temperature and enjoy the snack

  • Adjust sugar to suit your taste buds
  • Keep an eye on  the cookies after 15 mins have passed by. They brown up very fast after that
  • When you take out the cookie it will soft on the top but dont worry it gets right after it cools down

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