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Recipe Text


    • 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

    (Online Conversion utility to convert Gms to Cups & Temperatures etc)


    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.

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Our Earlier discussions on the Blog
    Blogger Radhika said...

    hi gayatri garu....

    plain cookies ki oven prehaet cheyamannru kada at 190c......entha sepu preheat cheyalo cheppaledu...

    me vantalu anni bagunnai.....


    May 20, 2011 6:37 AM

    Blogger Gayatri Vantillu said...

    Radhika garu,

    Once the oven reaches the preheat temperature, the heating elements switch off.

    In my oven it takes about 15 minutes to reach this stage.

    May 26, 2011 6:36 AM

    Anonymous said...

    Hi Gayatri garu,
    I really like your simple recipes and want to try them.
    its difficult to get unsalted butter in india, even though it is available, the prices are very high.
    is there any substitute for unsalted butter in baking? or can i make my own at home?
    please help.


    December 22, 2010 12:09 PM

    Blogger Gayatri Vantillu said...

    Archana Garu,

    Thanks for your feedback. You can definitely use home made butter, rather it would taste good

    December 28, 2010 6:44 AM

    Anonymous said...

    Hi gayatri garu, Namasthe

    I like your site very much. Almost every alternate day i will check your site for new recipes. Iam from Andhra(vishakhapatnam). So i like ur dishes very much. Actually i like your voice very much. You have a very nice sweet voice.

    I have a request to u. I like carrot cake very much. Whenever i wish to eat carrot cake iam going to buy carrot cake. So i wish to prepare my own. So please post Eggless Carrot Cake recipe in your site. please please........ as soon as possible. Actually i want to prepare that cake for our wedding day in next month.


    December 27, 2010 8:01 PM

    Blogger Gayatri Vantillu said...

    Jayashree Garu,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    I'm yet to perfect the carrot cake, which is good for health. May be I would be able to catchup with your next wedding anniversary. In advance my best wishes to you on your Anniversary.

    December 28, 2010 6:56 AM

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     Anonymous said...

    Hello Gayatri,

    The explanation is great. Thank you for the effort you have put in.

    Happy Cooking!

    December 24, 2010 3:01 AM

    C said...

    Hi Gayathri garu,
    please tell me how to make samosa

    December 27, 2010 4:44 PM

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