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August 23, 2011

Eggless Butter Cookies




I have always loved this time of the year. It sort of marks the beginning of the festival season for me.  Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti is one of the more important festivals in my family. Now that I have a little Krishna of my own, it becomes even more important.


As always, there was some confusion about the dates. I just picked a date that was convenient to me and celebrated the festival. I have never tried making any traditional sweets. I was tempted to try the 7-cup cake, but better sense prevailed. I like the story of little Krishna loving butter and ghee, but I give my story a modern twist. I have believed that if Krishna lived in this day and age, he'd probably have liked chocolate and cookies just as much. So while Krishna must have had his fair share of seedai and murukku from the other households, my naivedyam this year was a plate of eggless butter cookies.


¾ cup(generous) Flour
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
¼ cup Powdered Sugar
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

Melt the butter. Cream the sugar and the melted butter until well blended.
Sift the flour with the baking soda. Add this to the sugar-butter mixture. Add the vanilla essence. Make a dough and divide into small balls. Flatten each ball onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Srijayanti is celebrated in my father's side of the family today. So, I am not late in wishing you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanti.
 

11 comments:

La @ FoodSlice said...

Hi Raaga, I just made some eggless peanut butter cookies myself a couple of hours ago, yet to blog about it though. Your butter cookies look so easy to make. Happy Krishna Jayanthi.

Ramya said...

wow...simple cookies

Chitra said...

simple and yummy cookies

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious butter cookies,luks perfect...loved this eggless version...

Nithya said...

Delicious :) Crisp and yummy

Vidhya said...

wow simple and yummy cookies

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Eggless is always interesting and worth trying :)

Hyma said...

lovely cookies...hv been searching for such a recipe and am sure going to give it a try. first time on ur blog...hope to learn lot of baking from ur site! happy to follow u...do visit my space and join me too if u like my blog!

Sapna said...

Nice and easy recipe for cookies. I do believe Krishna in this age would have loved cookies :). Once for Ganesh Chaturthi I made modaks with homemade apple-cinnamon jam filling and my daughter said, "Momma aap Ganpati ko confuse kar doge with these modaks", and they turned to be good.

halal foodie said...

cookies look delicious Raaga

suganya janahi said...

Hi ...I love to baking...I tried ur recipe...the cookies came out perfect and yummy...thanks lot...