Friday, March 20, 2015

Coconut-Milk Cookies

At the onset, let me wish you all a Happy Ugadi / Gudi Padva

I am pleased to inform you all that recently I attended yet another cookery demonstration conducted by Nestle promoting their “Maggie” products. In all, four different items were prepared namely : Oats noodles, noodle cutlets, cookies, and noodle bhel-puri. All the items that were made were delicious and lip-smacking. We all were given to taste a small portion of each of the dishes that were prepared. With Ugadi round the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to prepare these delicious cookies and share this easy recipe with you all. It requires no eggs, no raising agent, no milk, no vanilla essence and no cardamom powder and yet tastes wonderful ! Sounds incredible ? Try it and see it for yourself.

I must admit here that I used the electric beater to beat the butter and sugar (it appears the excess beating was unnecessary ) with the result the cookies spread out a little horizontally which should not have happened. In any case the texture and the taste has not altered. It turned out nice and crispy. I intend to try this out again by rectifying this mistake and also by incorporating ragi flour and some dry fruits to make it more nutritious.

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Ingredients:

Maida (refined flour) 150 gms
Powdered Sugar 100 gms
Butter (salted) 150 gms
Coconut-Milk powder 100 gms


Method :

  1. Grease a baking tray and keep aside. Pre-heat the oven at 180° C.
  2. Beat lightly butter and sugar so that no lumps are formed.
  3. In the same bowl, add coconut-milk powder and maida and mix well to form a soft dough.
  4. Form small balls from this dough and lightly press on the top with a fork and place them on the greased baking tray.
  5. Place the baking tray in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or till done.
  6. Allow it to cool and store them in an air-tight container.


Ingredients
Butter and sugar beaten lightly 
Dough ready
All set to bake
Baking under process
Just out of the oven
Coconut milk cookies ready to be devoured
                           
Preparation time : 10 mins
Baking time : 20 mins
Makes : approx 20 cookies (depending upon the size)

Note:
  • Since, I used unsalted butter, I added a pinch of salt to it.
  • Beat butter and sugar lightly so that they are mixed well without any lumps.

25 comments:

  1. I wish I could find some coconut milk powder over here. These cookies look so inviting!

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  2. Will bookmark and make this sometime. I wonder if it is the over beating that made them spread out. Would it have helped if there were fewer cookies on the sheet? I am no baking expert, I am just guessing. But they are all uniform in shape and if you hadn't mentioned I would not have given it a second thought !

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    1. Radha, I am going to try this again without the use of electric beater and also as you suggested by placing fewer cookies. Even though it spread out horizontally, the cookies were melt-in-the-mouth type. So do try it out and let me know the result.

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  3. wow! flavorful coconut cookies... yum..

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  4. wow . coconut milk cookies looks great...lovely captures ..

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  5. Wow! These cookies look smashing Shobha! I am going to try these for my husband. He is a coconut fan but I am wondering about the coconut milk powder. It is the same coconut dry powder that is sold by Maggi in pouches/ sachets which is used to make coconut milk or are you talking about some other sort here?

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    1. You are right. This is the same coconut milk powder from "Maggi". It is also sold in 100gm cartons. Try it and do let me know the outcome.

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  6. Only four ingredients??? So nice. I like the cookies and waiting to see the new version with ragi.

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  7. Wow easy and yummy cookies.. Super ah irukku pa

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  8. happy ugadi to u too:)
    Lovely yummy recipe :) Looks delicious

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  9. I like the coconut flavour. Neat presentation with clean pictures. Lovely cookies.

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  10. These cookies are nice because of coconut. I will try soon.

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  11. These cookies look so perfectly made, Shobha! Just a cup of tea and these will make tea-time so joyful!

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  12. Wow, cookies are my fav.. and these with coconut milk looks interesting,and U have baked them soooo perfectly.... Great..

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  13. dried fruits would be a great addition!

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  14. Just 4 ingredients, but the cookies look so perfect and delicious, going to try this soon..

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  15. Very tempting and delicious cookies:)

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  16. I came across your blog while looking for some cookies recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

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  17. Delicious Cookies,I love the flavour of coconut.

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