- Maida – 75gms
- Butter – 60gms (Unsalted and at Room Temperature but not melting)
- Powdered Sugar – 45gms
- Semolina – 25gms
- Baking Soda – 1/8tsp to 1/4tsp (if you want your cookies to be really really crunchy add up to 1/4tsp)
- Cardamoms – 3
- Cashew Nuts for Topping
Here I have used a convection-grill-microwave oven. I have used the convection mode, to bake the cookies. Preheat the oven in convection mode at 190 degrees centigrade.
Grease a Cookie plate with ghee and keep it aside. Remove the skins of cardamoms and make powder of the seeds.
In a bowl mix butter and powdered sugar and whip till light & fluffy. Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Mix maida, semolina and baking powder together. Now add the maida mixture little by little to the butter mixture and make soft dough. Divide the dough into 9 equal parts. Smoothen & flatten the balls. Mark each ball with a design you like (I have marked them like a TIC-TAC-TOE) with a knife or a fork. Press a cashew nut piece in the centre of each round. Arrange these rounds on the greased cookie plate. Make sure the rounds are at least one inch apart as the cookies expand on baking. Place this cookie plate in the preheated oven and bake in convection mode at 190 degrees centigrade. After 7 minutes the butter cookies start expanding. After 25 minutes they will be evenly browned as shown in the movie. Keep them in the oven itself till completely cool.
The cookies will be too crunchy and just melt in your mouth.
Points to Notice:
Remember two things while making the cookies—make powder of sugar to a fine texture so that it easily melts when mixed with butter; similarly see that butter is at room temperature(without any lumps) so that it will be easy to whip.
After mixing butter and powdered sugar the mixture should be soft but NOT GRAINY—whip till the mixture is soft.
For flavor use cardamom powder or vanilla essence or any flavor of your choice. Cardamom powder gives a DESI flavor and Essence gives a VIDESI flavor.
Remember to arrange the cookies at least one inch apart as they expand on baking.
Bake your own cookies and serve them fresh to your family members.
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