Monday, March 7, 2011

Almond Cookies for Sweet Punch March 2011


  This month Ria of Ria's Collection has chosenthe recipe form Manjula's Kitchen.  Manjula's Kitchen is a very popular Indian recipe, I'm sure all Indian food lovers must have known her recipes .  Our challenge for this month is to bake Whole wheat eggless almond cookies.  Without any doubt Manjula's recipes always taste the best.




   My cookies didn't spread much but it tasted absolutely delicious.  I made only a few batch and it disappeared in minutes.  I haven't changed anything much in the recipe, except for sugar and along with cardamom, I also added saffron. I love the flavour of saffron and cardamom together, since they go well with each other.  I hope you enjoy baking these aromatic cookies in your home...


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time:  10 minutes
Makes about 30 tiny almond shaped cookies

Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour- 1 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup( softened)
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Sliced almonds- 1/4 cup
Saffron- about 5 strands soaked in 2 tsp of warm milk
A pinch of salt

Note:
You can replace brown sugar with normal white sugar and also avoid using saffron if you don't want to.

Method:
   Mix the flour, sugar, salt and cardamom powder in a large bowl.  Add the softened butter to the flour mixture and start working with your hand, then add the saffron soaked milk and bring it together like a dough. If it doesn't come together, add some more milk.
    Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper and cut it using a cookie cutter.  Place it in a greased baking sheet, leaving enough space between each cookies.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until the cookies looks lightly brown on top.  Remove it from the oven, leave it in the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack and let it cool down completely.  Store the cookies in an air tight container.
   If you don't want to use cookie cutter.  After making the dough, divide the dough into small balls and place it in a baking sheet.  Press it slightly on top to flatten.  Bake it in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes, until they look brown on the sides.  Take it out from the oven and let it cool down in the tray for 3 minutes.  Transfer it to a wire rack and cool down completely.  Once cooled down store it in a air tight container.
Enjoy these aromatic cookies with your evening tea.





65 comments:

Anu Nandu said...

Love the almond shaped cookies and Saffron does go great with cardamom. Beautiful cookies!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love the shape of your cookies!

Vimitha Durai said...

Looks crunchy and great. The shape of an almond gives it a superb finishing touch...

divya said...

Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect n yumm!!

Nithya said...

Lovely creativity.. Almond shaped almond cookies looks so so so good :)

Shanavi said...

cookies with almond and in almond shape...super cute n super fresh..love to grab everything dear

schmetterlingwords said...

Lovely cookies they are... The idea of saffron and cardomom together is great!! Sure it enhances our taste and smell buds :-)

Unknown said...

Looks Very Delicious:)

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...these yummy cookies .....love it ! Thanks for sharing such good recipes !

Rita said...

WOW! These look like perfection. Love this kind of recipe.What a great combination of flavours.
Rita

Pavani said...

delicious cookies..

Ila said...

yummy and delicious :) inviting :)

My Kitchen Antics said...

absolutely lovely looking cookies

Priya Suresh said...

Loved the way u shaped ur cookies, prefect looking cookies..

Ana Rita Marreiros said...

I love cookies full of aroma and flavour...
Those are looking delicious!

Kisses,
Rita

Priya dharshini said...

Nice post on cookies..Saffron and Almond combo is jus amazing..

KrithisKitchen said...

Lovely crunchy cookies... Sooper clicks..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious and aromatic cookies,love the flavor of almonds and cardamon.

Puja said...

Loved the shape too n your presentation n your pics n the perfectly baked cookies.. saffron- cardamom combo is too good!:)


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Edible Art said...

This looks so delicate !

sadly, i have never tried anything with saffron in it before, its not a very common in foods around here . :(

but i do know where they sell it, and i LOVEEEEEE almond cookies, so i will book mark this! (:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Beautifuland yummy cookies....and that shape is really gud...

FunWidFud

Unknown said...

love the presentation....they look very yum and crispy!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Tahemeem said...

Love love love the shape... they look exactly like almonds.. you are a boss of creativity :D
I am sure they must have tasted heavenly too :)

Biny's Recipes said...

wow dats gr8 looking cookies dear........love the shape as well

Hema Mahen said...

Beautiful clicks and love the shape of the cookies, they look superb and yummy....

Vidhya said...

Loved the shape of your cookies.Adding Saffron would have added an extra kick.

Namitha said...

Beautiful they look...The almond shape looks so lovely

Simplyfood said...

Lovely tasty looking cookies you have given nice shape to them.

Padma said...

Nice shape of cookies. Looks too good.

Suma Gandlur said...

They look perfect. BTW, is "Anyone can cook" a weekly event? Do we need to send the recipes cooked in that particular week?

marianna franchi said...

Belli sono belli e chissà quanto sono buoni!!!!!!!! Un abbraccio e buonissima settimana

Ria Mathew said...

Thanks for baking with us! You Almond shaped cookies look good!

Sushma Mallya said...

Love the way u have cut those cookies in Almond shape looks so beautiful:)

sonu said...

so cute..luved the almond shape given to the almond cookies..looks perfect !

Soumya Vineeth said...

Beautifully shaped cookies, Love them! good clicks too

Lauren @ Spiced Plate said...

the almond shape totally makes these look gourmet...I just had dinner and could use something sweet and satisfying like this!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Almond shaped cookies look terrific as well as healthy. Brilliant clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely Almond shaped cookies..thanks for baking with us!!

Maria said...

Delicious! And they look so pretty :-) I'd love some with my afternoon tea today!

Sravs said...

Loved the almond shape cookies !!! nice presentation and look yummy !!

Unknown said...

They look wonderful and tasty.Got more saffron!!:-)

Deeksha said...

Looks tasty as well as crunchy. lovely presentation..

SouthindianHome said...

Looks so wonderful and lovely. Loved the shape!

Seema said...

Hey Ayeesha,

Liked the addition of saffron in cookies. Will give it a try sometime. Lovely presentation as usual!

Regards,
Seema
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

sojo said...

Almond shape for Almond cookies...wow... loved it....

retete- ina said...

prefect looking cookies.

Rekha shoban said...

yum yum!!beautiful pic n perfect cookies!

Chitra said...

Lovely cookies :)Well presented.

Tina said...

First time to ur blog....cookies looks perfect n cute with tempting clicks...following uuuuuuuu dear...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy cookies..looks perfect

sulagna said...

you know baking is an art..but presenting the cookies in such a tasteful way is absolute genius !!

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely almond shape cookies:)

Reshmi said...

perfect cookies with almond..

the Junkie book said...

anything with almond and cashew nuts is a trip to heaven :-)

flaggin these crunchy goodies!!

Oriyarasoi said...

Love the beautifully shaped cookies......and all the yummy ingredients going into it!!!

Archana said...

lovely cookies

Plateful said...

Ayeesha dear, the cookies look wonderful and cruncy. Totally loved it. And oh, the pictures and the presentation adds beauty to the recipe!

Small Kucing said...

these almond cookies sure looks delicious

Unknown said...

They look great dear, I love the shape you have given them :)

Unknown said...

I love Almond flavor in anything :) and these cookies are too good ! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog :)

Anu Santanu said...

Love the perfect shape of the cookies.. Lovely clicks !!
Bhalo Khabo

Nimi SunilKumar said...

love ur cookies and click!

Zareena said...

Hey Ayeesha, lovely Almond cookies. They look crispy and cute... :)
There is an award for u in my blog come and grab it.

Lidia said...

Almond biscuits with saffron???? I love this recipe, great!!

Suhaina said...

looks perfect...love the addition of saffron too. nice clicks too.

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