December 30, 2011

Eggless Vanilla Butter Cookies with Tutti frutti & Chocochip

Thought would end 2011 - a marvellous year for my blog & me - on a sweet note with this creamy buttery and sinfully rich Eggless Vanilla Butter Cookies. This is sure to a be a crowd-pleaser as well as a hit with kids too.. I baked it for Christmas but as I had already scheduled ChocoChip Kulfi for that day, thought would do this today - although a day late for the breathtaking 14 day Blogging Marathon. I divided 2/3 of the dough and added Tutti Frutti and added Chocochips to the remaining dough.Wishing all my readers a very happy New year and a super successful 2012 ! 



And In case you have missed the previous posts of this week's of Blogging Marathon under "Mixed Themes", here's a quick recap :
Day 1 - How to make Croutons at home 
Day 2 - Mullu Murukku | Deep fried rice flour snack
Day 3 - ChocoChip Kulfi for Christmas 

Day 4 - Low Fat Pav Bhaji
Day 5 - Peas Tikkis | Matar ki Tikki
Day 6 - Moroccan Spiced Chickpea-Squash Soup
This post is also to celebrate a landmark of 100000 hits for my blog - Thank you dear viewers, your support is very encouraging ! And to celebrate both these occasions, what better than with a super delightful Cookies that me and my little angel put together.Yes,while I rolled out the dough, she was more than willing to cut out cute little hearts and stars from her cookie cutter (I never thought I would use them) ! And as I send a batch of this to my Sis-in-law's family @ Madras (ok, Chennai), I feel nice to spread this happiness amongst family and hopefully S's nephews will also like them ! This is a simple recipe and I kind of toned down the butter and used some olive oil instead. Do make them and enjoy these baked goodies with a cup of evening tea. Along with Blogging Marathon (under Holiday Baking theme), this also goes to : Valli's Snack Mela, Radhika’s Baked Goodies,Sangee’s BakeFest,event by VardhiniValli’s Snacks MelaOnly Cookies and Cakes by Pari, Sinful Delights hosted at Zesty Palette,Sweet Baked at Krithis and DennysCooking Concepts Holiday BakingJulie's Christmas DelicacyVeena’s Kids Delight - Colourful PaletteKhushi's Bake With Your Heart & also Suma’s Cookies event 
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#11
Prep time : 20 mins. Standby time : 60 mins. Bake time : 12 - 15 mins. Makes : 20-25 medium sized cookies


Ingredients:

  • Maida /APF - 1 cup
  • Sugar Powder - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 1/3 cup (I substituted 1/2 pf the 1/3 butter with 4 TBSP of Olive oil)
  • Chocochip - a handful
  • Tutti fruiti - 1/4 cup (substitute with candied fruit or candied peel too)
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Warm Milk - 1/4 cup

Method:
1) Cream butter and sugar well. Add the olive oil to the butter cream at this stage and mix well.
2) Sieve Maida and salt twice and add this maida mix 2 TBSP at a time into the sugar-butter mix and slowly sprinkle milk and mix all the dough into a soft dough. Divide the dough into 3 parts now. Combine 2 parts, add tutti fruiti and mix well again. Add Chocochips to the third remaining part and mix lightly. Roll both the parts into separate thick logs & refrigerate them for 45 mins- 60 mins before baking wrapped in separate cling wraps. 
3) After 45 - 60 mins, unwrap from cling wrap and roll into flat rounds (using ziplock covers) and cut them into exciting shapes using a cookie cutter. If you wish, you may also not roll out and cut out the logs into thick slices and bake them. But if you want to involve your kids, dont let go of this opportunity to let them discover using cookie cutter. My little angel enjoyed the experience a lot :-) 
4) Meanwhile pre heat oven to 160 C for 7- 8 mins. Line the baking tray with foil and spray cooking oil on it. Place the cookies and bake for 12-14 mins. Mine were done by 13 mins. They are soft when taken out. Place them on a wire rack for 10 mins and pack them immediately after cooled into air tight tins , and watch the soft buttery cookies disappear before you can say, "Ummmm" :-)

16 Foodie Comments:

Kalpana Sareesh on December 30, 2011 said...

Congrats thats a wonderful spread for marathon.. n very yummy cookies .. love these ones..Happy new year!!!

Vardhini on December 30, 2011 said...

Lovely cookies and happy 2012 Kalyani. Thx for linking to the event.

Vardhini
Event: Sinful Delights
Event: Stuffed Paratha

Cool Lassi(e) on December 30, 2011 said...

Lovely, tempting cookies. With butter I am sure it simply melted in the mouth. Congrats on hitting the 100K milestone. Wish you hit many more wonderful milestones.

Srivalli on December 30, 2011 said...

Congrats on the milestone Kalyani..wishes for many more..I enjoyed your BM dishes and looking fwd for many more such editions from you..Wish you and your family a great year ahead!

Priya on December 30, 2011 said...

Scrumptious cookies Kalyani,well done dear..Happy 2012 wishes dear..

Gayathri Kumar on December 30, 2011 said...

Congrats! Cookies look so colourful and inviting...

The Pumpkin Farm on December 30, 2011 said...

congrats on reaching this milestone, can imagine what a morale booster it must be. Cookies look yummy. Hope we get to catch up atleast next year

simply.food on December 30, 2011 said...

These look so delectable.

Suma Gandlur on December 31, 2011 said...

A prefect ocassion to celebrate with these yummy cookies.

deepsrecipes on December 31, 2011 said...

Dear Kalyani...

Wish u and family a very Happy New Year 2012..

Chef Mireille on December 31, 2011 said...

these look so yummmy...congrats

Pavani on December 31, 2011 said...

Congrats on reaching the 100K milestone. Butter cookies look awesome.
Wish you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012.

Archana on January 02, 2012 said...

Congrats on reaching the milestone. Cookies looks delicious.

Athisaya Divya on January 24, 2012 said...

Congrats on the milestone. Cookies look colorful and kids friendly :)

rekhas kitchen on January 24, 2012 said...

cookies loos so crisp and delicious. congrats on your milestone..

rekhas kitchen on January 24, 2012 said...

cookies loos so crisp and delicious. congrats on your milestone..

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