We are in week #3 April of Blogging Marathon#51 and for this week I am going to share eggless cookies.
Today's recipe is a simple and popular cookies aka biscuits popular in most of the Tea shops in Tamilnadu.
These biscuits are crunchy,mouth melting and delicious even without any fancy ingredients and flavoring agent.
These cookies/biscuits are so close to my heart,as this cookie was the first bake in my life. After I came to US,the first thing baked in the oven was this cookie.
This cookie I noted it 15 years back from a local bakery shop baker.The recipe was given roughly in kilo measurement.
The cookie was not only my first bake and did not aware about the number of cookies for 1 kilogram of all purpose flour.After seeing the convention oven got excited and blindly follow the recipe and mixed roughly a kilogram of all purpose flour.Finally made more than 50 cookies for 2 of us.The cookie was not bad for the first time.Since no hand blender or electric blender to cream the butter,I used my wooden dhal masher(paruppu mathu).
After so so many trials and scaled down measurement,I am making this cookie perfect.In the original recipe the refrigeration was not mentioned.But I personally feel refrigerating the dough helps to hold the shape and also prevents the dough from spreading.Here I didn't use any flavoring agent but it can be used according to personal preference.
This cookie was the first recipe I made for this Blogging Marathon series in December in my brand new oven.It was bit difficult to understand the oven temperature,so reduced the temperature to 340 F instead of 350 F.As I was ran out parchment paper I used aluminium foil to line the tray.Thats why the bottom of the cookies turned brown faster.After that I stopped using aluminium foil for lining and reduced the temperature to 10 F of the given temperature.Lets move on to the recipe............................
- As these cookies bake faster,keep an eye after 10 minutes otherwise it may burnt.
- Addition of rice flour gives a very nice crunch to the cookies.
- The amount of sugar given is perfect,but if you want it can be increase up to 1/2 cup.