Nov 30, 2016

Ghee and nuts cookies

Ghee and nuts are both my favourites and I love them the most in my cookies. These simply delicious ghee and nuts cookies are gonna win your heart from the very moment your taste palate gets to enjoy these super yummy and nutty goodies. Simple to taste with no fancy things added is what has made this a preferred cookie in our house. Love the aroma that fills the kitchen when I bake these. Mmmmm... I can smell it even now when I am just thinking of it :) I dont remember where I picked this recipe from ... could be the internet or some tv show. Just had it jotted down in a piece of paper tucked in my diary. I have halved the recipe always to make just 10 cookies... enough for tea-time for our family

Its all about the aroma of ghee, the nuttiness of dry fruits that makes these cookies special. I dont compromise on the ghee as I feel that is the best part of it. If you are not a big fan of ghee or if you are not a fan at all then this might not be the right cookie for you. But still you can replace the ghee with butter and make the cookies. The cookies will sure turn out delish but they wont be ghee cookies anymore ;)

Just put all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix it till just incorporated and no more. Refrigerate for a little time then roll them out and bake. Thats it and your cookies should be ready to eat in not time 

Serves... makes 10 small cookies
Serve option... Room Temp

This is what u'll need...

All-purpose flour /Maida - 3/4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup - 1 tbspn
Ghee - 2-3 tablespoons 
Baking powder - 1/2 tspn
Powdered Nuts - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1 tbspn
Salt - a pinch

Here is the stir....

  • Measure in 3/4 cup maida/all-purpose flour into a wide mixing bowl. Also add a pinch of salt to the flour
  • Spoon in 2 tablespoons of ghee into the flour. Start with just 2 tablespoons and then if needed you can add more later
  • Add half a teaspoon of baking powder into the bowl
  • Initially I used 1/2 cup of powdered sugar but i felt it to be too sweet. Now I measure 1/2 cup but remove a tablespoon of sugar before adding it to the flour. It tastes perfect for us. Adjust to suit your taste buds
  • I just pulsed regular sugar for a few seconds and used it here
  • To the same blender jar add nuts of your choice. I have used a few almonds, cashews and walnuts. Pulse it coarse - just a couple of seconds, then give a stir using a fork and pulse again for 2 seconds. No more than that. The coarser the mix the tastier are the cookies ... this is what we feel. The bite that it gives is what is special 
  • Add the nuts mix to the flour
  • Rub the ghee together with your fingers into the flour and sugar and other ingredients. Be very gentle and very quick. You dont want to knead a dough. If the mixture is too dry then add a little more ghee to pull it all together
  • Add finely chopped raisins. The first time I put whole raisins and they bulged out at the corners of the cookie making some of them look very weird. So the best way is to chop them so that they dont puff up. Mix everything well 
  • Refrigerate this for about half an hour
    • Remove from the fridge and roll into small discs. Else you can roll the entire dough between 2 parchment paper sheets and then you can cut it using cookie cutter
  • Place them on a baking tray and bake them for 12-15 minutes(or until the cookies turns slightly brown) in a 180 degrees preheated oven 
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool down completely
  • Store them in airtight containers to keep them fresh and crispy

                                          • Keep the dough in fridge because that makes handling easy as it bis better 
                                          • Adjust sugar to suit your taste
                                          • Dont use any other liquid or wet ingredients - just use ghee for best results

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