Monday, January 30, 2012

Butter Cashew Biscuits / Cookies - My Guest Post @ Good Food

         Till from my childhood days friends occupy a major part of life. I give more importance to friends n friendship than to any other relationship. I missed many of my dear friends and i didn't know anything about them but at the same time my few intimate friends are still with me and i love to share my happiness and greetings with them on all important occasions. After entering in to this vast blogging world, i happen to get so many friends virtually :) I am so lucky to have such friends in my life and one such blogger dear friend , Sobha who blogs at Good Food. She is really a lovely person and i always amazed at her healthy cooking and egg less calorie less baking.  I am so excited when she asked me to do a guest post for her Chef's Favorite Series. And am so happy she starts the great event with my post as first, Thank You Sobha for this wonderful opportunity and i feel so honored. I shared me and my kids' favourite Butter Cashew Biscuits. I tried this so many times and now this has become my family favourite. These biscuits/cookies taste similar to Good Day Cashew Biscuits and even more fresh and flavourful than the store bought ones. Good day Biscuits and Bourbon biscuits are my favourite ones. I never thought that I could make those lovely cashew biscuits at home.




Ingredients
  1. All Purpose Flour 1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Rice Flour 1/3 cup
  3. Butter 1/2 cup
  4. Icing Sugar 1/2 cup
  5. Baking Powder 1/4 tsp
  6. Salt 1/2 tsp
  7. Vaniila Extract 1/2 tsp
  8. Cashew Nut 1/3 cup
  9. Egg White from one large egg
  10. Milk 2 tbsp
Method
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminium paper. Add few drops of olive oil, spread it and arrange the cashew nuts.
  • Bake it for 8-10 minutes or until it turns light golden brown.
  • Once done remove from the oven, allow to cool and grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift flours ,salt,baking soda and combine well and keep ready.
  • In another bowl, add butter and using an electric hand blender beat butter until light n fluffy.
  • Add icing sugar and beat until fluffy and add vanilla, milk and egg white, then beat to combine.
  • Now add flour mixture and gently mix everything well and using hands make it to a smooth dough.
  • And cover the bowl, using cling wrap and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours , line baking tray with parchment paper and keep ready.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  • After that, divide the dough in to 3 equal parts. Place one part in a parchment/wax paper in a firm platform and place another parchment paper over the dough and press it.
  • Using a rolling pin roll the dough firmly to 1/4 " thick and then remove the outer paper.
  • Using a cookie cutter or any rim of a can/bottle, cut and place the cut out dough 2 inches apart into the already lined/greased baking tray . Then using a fork press each rolled out dough to get stripe impression.
  • Then bake it for 15-18 minutes ( for me it took only 12 minutes) or till the edges n bottom turn light golden brown colour.
  • Allow to cool them on wire racks and store it on air tight container.
Notes:

* Instead of Cashew nut you can also use Pistachios and Almonds or a combo of any two nuts.
* If you don't have icing sugar, just add 3/4 cup of granulated sugar to blender and powder it finely and use it. I tried using both icing and granulated sugar but icing sugar gives you more fine taste n melt in mouth cookies.
* If u find hard to roll the dough , simply take 2 teaspoons of dough, shape them in to small balls, about 1/4" inch thick and press gently using a glass bottom and place 2 inches apart in to the baking tray greased or lined with parchment paper

Hop on to Sobha's Space for the step wise pictures and more...Thank You!!


33 comments:

  1. Yummmy!!!!
    Lovely presentation!!!

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  2. Thank you for such a wonderful post at my space dear...biscuits are just fabulous and so yummy..just like Good day biscuits..will try this out soon..Thank you for all your hardwork behind such a great post :) love u :)

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    1. pleasure is all mine...Enjoyed doing it for you :)

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  3. Lovely post and equally tempting pics, Sangee...I have to try it soon as I love butter cashew cookies, it looks very easy to make from your pic tutorial, thanks for linking your cutlet recipe to my event

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    1. Thanks Indrani...Yup its very easy and delicious recipe...if u try plz let me know h it turns out to u :)

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  4. Butter cashew biscuit looks crunchy and perfect...

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  5. Looks really mouthwatering n Yummy !!!

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  6. Read your post and Sobha's space..great job Sangee. Awesome clicks

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  7. Cheked in Shobas blog and commented as well as bookmarked and kept....superb cookies dear

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  8. Looks so professional..perfectly baked too

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    1. Thank You Sharmi for those lovely words :)

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    1. Thanks Nithi...Happy to see you Here after a very long time :)

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  10. great knowing about you sangee ! nice post @ sobha's place

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  11. looks tempting and yummy cookies ........

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  12. Read your guest post at Sobha's dear, loved the cookies..

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  13. Thanks everyone for your lovely comment...its really encouraging n sure will keep up my good work :)

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  14. ur biscuits look so very perfect...

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  15. Read ur guest post,gr8 job sangee...Biscuits looks soo perfect!!

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  16. Biscuits look perfect...wonderful presentation..

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  17. Great pictures and looks scummy..reminds me of good day :)... now made at home!

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  18. Biscuits looks perfect...Bookmarked...

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  19. Totally inviting clicks Sangee and nice choice for the guest post.

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    1. thank you dear, hmmm i thought of posting this recipe for long time and when Sobha asked me ,i wanted to make it for her :)

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  20. Wat a beautiful guest post Sangee, well done.

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  21. Sangee, I enjoyed your post completely on Sobha's blog - I too am an ardent, HUGE, unwavering fan of my mom's cooking and every time I make her recipes, I remember her, miss her and wish she was still around on earth!
    The biscuits are truly droolworthy!

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    1. Thanks Priya, great to know you- No one or nothing can replace Mom right??

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  22. wow am drooling here,delicious and prefect cookies...yum,yum...

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  23. wow, those look superb, what a great color and texture.

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