Thursday, December 20, 2007

Assorted Eggless Sugar Cookies



















I used simple cookie dough last night and made three different varieties - sugar dusted stars,jam thumbprints and caramel glazed flowers (out of them already) . I made simple cookie dough and with three forth batter I rolled out and cut 2 different shapes.The remaining one forth batter I used to make jam thumbprints. For the cookie dough,
Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp plain yogurt/curd
1 tbsp whipping cream/cool whip
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
To make the dough,In a mixing bowl,blend butter with a fork till fluffy. Add sugar half cup at a time and blend until smooth creamy consistency arrives.Add vanilla ,yogurt,whipping cream and blend again till everything mixes together. In another bowl,sieve together flour,salt,baking powder and baking soda. Add this mixture 1 tbsp at a time into the butter mixture and blend until it forms a soft dough.Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 Min's and not more than 3hrs. After 30 Min's take out the dough and divide into 2 parts.
Preheat oven to 375F.
On a lightly floured surface,roll out one part of dough to half inch thick.
For the sugar dusted stars :
Cut out stars using star shaped cookie cutter. re-roll the left over scrap and cut out stars again.
For the caramel glazed flowers :
Cut out flowers using flower shaped cookie cutter.re-roll the left over scrap and cut out flowers again.
For the jam thumb prints :
Make small balls out of cookie dough and make a dent in the centre with the thumb finger.Fill the dent with desired jam or preserves.
Bake at 375F for about 7-8 Min's. Take out and dust the stars with icing sugar .
For the caramel ,I used store bought caramel bits.Melt them in microwave for 30 secs and add 1 tsp milk,stir and microwave for another 5 secs .Dip the cookies into this sauce and take them out.Let them dry for some time.
My family liked caramel ones and they are already over.I am sending these cookies as my contribution for Susan's Eat Cristmas Cookies .

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful plate!! Cookies are yummy!:))

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  2. Hey Asha! welcome back in my blog.I too love the plate ya.

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  3. Madhavi, lovely cookies there...and of course, looks lovelier on that plate :-)

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  4. Lovely cookies madhavi stars look so beautifull

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  5. Cookies look gr8 and so do the plates Madhavi :)

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  6. its rainin xmas cookies. and i am loving it!! esp love the star-shaped ones! :)

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  7. They look yummy. Will try them during this holiday season.

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  8. Brilliant. Three cookies all from one dough. What a great entry to Eat Christmas Cookies, Madhavi. Thank you so much. Cheers, Susan

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  9. @sunita,Sagari,Namratha,Srivalli,rakskitchen,Nags! Thank you all.Even I love the plate and yes those stars were lovely. But our personel favourite were the caramel glazed ones.
    @ Lata!Thanks for your stopping by Lata.Do try them and let me know how they come out.Will be glad to know from you.
    Madhavi

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  10. @ Susan!thank you Susan for your sweet words.That was really a nice event in time.I got to know about some real good cookies.
    Madhavi

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  11. very beautiful star cookies -- it's always nice to have tasty eggless recipes -- thanks!

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  13. Hi Madhavi, Thank u for the eggless recipes.

    its nice to know that u hail frm Vizag.

    I am frm Vizag.. presently working in Hyd

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  14. Hey Madhavi,

    Very nice cookies..I had made similar jam thumbprint cookies for my kid's friends, still have to post them..Nice post and I like ur plate too ..

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  15. Hi Madhavi,

    I tried making the cookies today. The taste is really good. ONly thing is the ingredients dont end up as a soft dough. It was more crumbly, so I could not get the desired shapes. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Jaya

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  16. I make these very often.I sometimes sprinkle very little water to make it pliable like a dough,when it is crumbly.These turn out real good in m kitchen.Thanks for trying them out Jaya

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  17. Hey Madhavi! Just wanted you to know I included your delicious cookie in my latest article at Foodie View. Happy Holidays!

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