Friday, December 13, 2013

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cookies / Candied Fruit Cookies - Christmas Cookies Recipe!

Christmas is around the corner. This year also, I wanted to share few Christmas Bakes and Next to Challah Bread here come Eggless Tutti Frutti Cookies. Christmas/Winter is the right time for baking to enjoy holiday & festive occasions. And, also Winter Baking helps keep your house warm by turning on the oven ;) So I love to bake something alternate days or twice a week. I have bookmarked this cookies from Harichandana's Blog. This is one simple and very easy to make cookies that makes a perfect Edible gifts for your friends  & family. This so rich, flavorful butter cookies with the tutti frutti crunch, it just melt in mouth and it tastes similar to the Iyengar Bakery Vennai biscuits (white colour cubed biscuits). I am a big fan of those cute white vennai biscuits and badly miss it. And now happy that i could bake it at home so easily.
Here I added tutti frutti but you can very well replace it with any candied fruits/ dry fruits or chopped nuts.

Recipe Adapted from Here  Preparation Time: 15 mins 
Freezing Time : 40 minutes Baking time: 15 mins  
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  1. All Purpose Flour   1 cup
  2. Powdered Sugar    1/2 cup
  3. Salt     a pinch (optional)
  4. Unsalted Butter, softened    6 tbsp
  5. Vanilla Extract     1/4 tsp
  6. Tutti Frutti      4-5 tbsp
  7. Milk     2 tbsp

Method
  • In a mixing bowl, add softened butter and powdered sugar or icing sugar and beat until it turns light and fluffy, then add vanilla and stir well.
  • To it add flour, pinch of salt combine well and using milk knead it to a smooth and soft dough.
  • The dough should be slightly sticky but firm enough to hold its shape.
  • Now shape it a log and wrap it with a cling/plastic wrap and freeze it for 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 320 F.
  • After that unwrap the dough, cut into 5 mm thick slices.
  • And arrange the slices in a parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving some space between slices.
  • Bake it in the preheated oven at 320 degree F for 12 - 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool down for 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool.
  • They will be soft when taken out, but will firm up once they cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.





25 comments:

  1. Wow.. These look so cute and perfect.. loved the 3rd pic a lot.. thanks for the mention :)

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  2. The pictures look so festive...lovely cookies

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  3. wow.. yummy cookies... looks gr8.. nice clicks da.. :)

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  4. Lovely cookies n perfect to festive...

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  5. Yummy and very pretty looking cookies!! Its Christmas time and i really miss my oven/OTG (M on vacations these days ;) !!!).....

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  6. looks so lovely... beautiful snaps as well...

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  7. these look like crowd favorites!

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  8. :-)you know I baked these cookies from sharmi's site couple of months ago. but totally forgot abt it. guess it is the correct time to post.

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  9. hi Sangee
    instead of making it log and cutting it...can i cut using cookie cutter? will it come out right..
    if im going to use cookie cutter...do i need to freeze the dough or refrigerate?

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    1. freezing is a must for this cookies, so u can not use cookie cutter on frozen dough right? so using cookie cutter idea will not work for this, sorry!

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  10. Dear
    Wanted to try these cookies..Can u tell me how much is 6 tbsp of butter in gms?

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  11. Dear...
    Thanks for the quick response...
    .instead of 8.2 gm i put 82 gms of butter in that...now it is too soft..wat to do now

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  12. Dear
    Cookies turned out good...but it was little bit buttery for me...(may be its my mistake)

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    1. ohhh..yeah you added more butter na...happy that everything turned good without spoiling..thanks for trying and sharing your feedback.

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  13. Lovely Colorful cookies.. Am planning to try these cookies too.. :)

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  14. Cookies look so colorful and perfectly baked,nice clicks as always.

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  15. These are sweet ,simple and nutritious cookies. I like them very much.
    Thanks
    cookiecutter.com/decoratingsupplies.aspx

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  16. These are utter delicious and you did it perfectly

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