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November 4, 2008

Cashew Cookies


Diwali and mithai synonymous with one another. But I don't have much of a sweet tooth. The little bit of sweet tooth that I am blessed with is a mighty picky one. Indian mithai doesn't find its way into the list very often. The occasional kaju katli, rasamalai and kalakand are always welcome, but I prefer the light sweetness of baked goods. Last year, for Diwali, I made these mava cakes. Little baked goodies with the goodness of Indian mithai.

This year, I chose to make some cookies. They had all the flavours that Diwali mithai have and involved no slaving over the stove.

¾ cup(generous) Flour
1/8 tsp Cooking Soda
¼ cup Powdered Sugar
1/3 cup (generous) Ghee (Clarified Butter)
¼ tsp Cardamom (Powdered)
2 tbsp Cashews, powdered
12 Cashew halves to decorate

Cream the sugar and the ghee until well blended.


Sift the flour with the soda. Add this to the sugar-ghee mixture. Add the cardamom and cashew powders. Make a dough and divide into 12 small balls. Flatten each ball onto a cookie sheet. Decorate with the cashew halves and bake for 20 minutes at 180 C.


These cookies, along with some mava cakes and store bought kaju katli, made their way into these personalized gift hampers that we distributed among friends and family this Diwali.


Do check out the blogs of these fellow marathon runners: DK , Siri, Srivalli, Ranji, PJ, Curry Leaf, Medha, Priya, Bhawna, Raaji, Ruchii, Anu, Kamala, Roopa, Divya Kudua, Rekha, Divya M, Lakshmi.

19 comments:

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Yummy cashew cookies and super gift packet. Pass it on to me also.

Divya Kudua said...

Cashew cookies look so pretty,sound so easy and eggless too...so a must try!!

Divya Vikram said...

They are beautifully shaped Raaga!

Happy cook said...

I love that gift hamper and the best is it is home made.
Love the cookies too

lakshmi said...

so the next time i come to delhi, i'll let you know well in advance what i'll expect in my hamper :D - lucky friends and family i say

btw, what does generous ghee and flour mean? LOL

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely Bookmarked

kamala said...

I have bookmarked it Raaga..So simple to make..Beautiful presentation.

Roopa said...

wow I see cherry cookies in one blog and cashew cookies in your blog, mmmmwhat more could I want:) the color is come out beautiful raaga :)

Divya.M said...

lovely cashew cookies.....yummy :)

Ranjani said...

pretty!

srikars kitchen said...

Perfect ... looks yummy... nice click...

Pearlsofeast said...

wow there can;t be a better gift hamper than this.This looks fabulous and I checked ur Mava cake.Scrumptious and I have never made a cake like that.
I always love personal touch.

Nags said...

perfect shapes :)

rekhas kitchen said...

so lucky those who got this yummy hampers cookies looks crispy and delicious

jayasree said...

Cookies have got beatiful shape and color.

Priya said...

Cute n prefectly shaped cookies...would love to grab one from the pic..

Vij said...

Perfectly baked cookies! gr8 job.

Medhaa said...

Love your presentation

Aparna said...

Lovely looking cookies. Are the pink or is it just in the picture.