Friday, March 29, 2013

Fresh Coconut Cookies (Eggless)

Fresh homemade cookies are very crunchy and melt in your mouth .. I have used half of fresh grated coconut and half of dried coconut powder in this recipe Fresh coconut renders great taste to these cookies and easy to prepare and turn out to be super tasty.

Maida- 1 Cup
Fresh Coconut - 1 cup (grated)
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup at room temperature
Sugar - a little more than 1/2 cup (125 grams powdered)
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Desiccated Coconut- ½ cup
1.Preheat oven at a temperature of 180 degrees.
2.Mix together all purpose flour, 1/4 cup of dry coconut powder, cardamom powder, baking powder.
3.Beat the butter and sugar together till it becomes light and creamy. 
4.Add fresh coconut to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.
5.ThenAdd the rest of the ingredients to this creamed mixture knead to make dough. If the mixture seems very dry then add 1-2 tbsp milk to it.
6.Divide this dough and make rounds with a circular motion of your palm. Roll this round in the remaining dry coconut powder, flatten it slightly and place on baking tray.
7.Bake the cookies in pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes till they are golden brown.
8.Cookies are baked; take out the Coconut Cookies from the oven. Let it cool. Store the cookies in an air tight container.