Coconut Cookies is my Hubby's favourite one, he likes to have it often. This cookies is simple to make and bake, very nice aromatic cookie while baking itself i can't wait to try that one. Becos of adding cardamom powder n Nutmeg Powder it gives nice aromatic smell while it half done in baking. That time you will come to know the cookies are nearly done and ready to take outside. My Hubby like this cookies very much, before we use to buy lot more from pastry shop for one week. Now, myself bake the cookies and store it in air tight box. He wants varieties of cookies, so i bake little amount in different kinds. Here, today am sharing me n my Hubby's faaaaav Coconut Cookies for you,
Use the same measuring cup for all the measurements i gave it here. I used Tea Cups for my cookies measurements.
1.Cake Flour - 2 cups
2.Ghee - 1 cup
3.Dessicated Coconut - 1 cup
4.1 egg yolk
5.Castor Sugar - 1 cup
6.Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
7.Bi- Carb - 1/4 tsp
8.Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
9.A pinch of Nutmeg Powder
10.Almond slices - 10 or more
11.Food Colour ( Green and Red used for my cookies)
Need strong pot , Baking Tray and an Electric Egg Beater. Here, i beat everything in high continuously without stopping the beater. Keep all the ingredients near to you.
1.For this cookies, i always use egg beater then only it will comes perfect.
2.First put ghee in the pot and start the beater in high, start to beat the ghee for 5 mts till it turns soft n fluffy.
3.Then Egg yolk, beat it in high for 5 mts till it turns fluffy.
4.Follow with dessicated coconut beat it continuously for 2 mts then add Castor sugar, Cardamom powder and Nutmeg Powder beat it nicely for 2 mts. Then only all the ingredients will incorporate.
5.Finally add the cake flour little by little blend it together should come like in the above picture. The consistency of the cookie dough to check is the dough shouldn't stick to the sides of the bowl.
6.Now the cookie dough is ready to bake, from the above measurements i made about 30 cookies in 2 batches.
7.Preheat the oven to 350deg F, make small balls out of the cookie dough make it nice round shape don't flat the balls. Place the cookie balls in the baking tray, i didn't greased my tray (I used 2 trays, in 1 tray i used directly and in another tray i use to bake chicken so the surface turned like bit oily so i used Wax Paper).
8.Now place bit of both the food colour separately in plate, dip the almonds and place it at the center of the cookie ball.
9.Now bake the cookies for 10 mts, there is no exact time for baking these cookies only the aromatic smell gives you that it done perfectly.
10.Approximately around 10 - 15 mts is fine, it will varies depends upon the oven wattage for baking the cookies. After that leave the baking tray to cool the cookies,don't touch it immediately leave it to cool for atleast 10 mts then take the cookies out of the tray and store it in air tight boxes.
11.To check the perfectly baked cookies, it should crack little bit on the surface of cookies.
I am passing this Cardamom flavoured Coconut Cookies to Priya's - CWS Event.