Friday, July 27, 2012

Butter Biscuits and a Special Request

A friend of mine had asked me if I knew the recipe for butter biscuits; you know the ones that we get in bakeries in India? I had no idea but I promised her that I would find a good recipe for it. After a couple of trials, I think I have found a match. These buttery cookies are super indulgent, because of all the butter in them (go figure!), but will that stop us from eating more than one at a time???
Ingredients
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Powdered sugar – ½ cup
Melted butter – ½ cup
Baking powder –  ¼ tsp
A pinch of salt (not required if butter is salted)
A pinch of cardamom powder
Method
Melt the butter and keep it aside to cool. In a bowl, mix the flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and cardamom powder and mix well. Pour in the melted butter, slowly, and knead to make soft dough. The dough will be slightly crumbly, so keep working it until it forms a smooth ball. Allow it to rest for about 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 3500 Fahrenheit.
Layer a cookie sheet with parchment/foil and keep ready. Divide the dough into equal sized balls, press lightly and arrange them on the cookie sheet. Leave at least an inch between them, as they will expand.
You can make a design on them by pressing with a fork (just an added touch). Bake the biscuits for 18-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool completely before putting them away in air tight containers. 

Note
  1. I have noticed that confectioner's sugar is very expensive compared to regular sugar, so I just powder the regular sugar that I use at home as required.
  2. Place the biscuits in the middle rack; else the bottom could turn dark brown.
  3. If you do not have a cookie sheet, use any baking dish. Just turn the pan upside down and use the bottom of the pan like a cookie sheet.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks Julie, yes they are super crispy :-)

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  2. looks fantastic. perfectly made crispy cookies

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  3. Thank you Divya and Spice up the Curry :-). Do try them!

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  4. Thanks for trying out .happy to follow u.

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  5. Crispy, buttery and delicious.. these will go perfect with tea or coffee!!

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  6. Thanks Savitha, Gauri and Amy :-)

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  7. Thanks a lot for the comment Aparna and sobha. I hope you realize that you just made my day. These cookies look fantastic. I just loved the cardamom flavour in them. I am bookmarking this recipe :)

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  8. Thanks Nandita. Do let us know how they turn out :-)

    Aparna

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  9. Wow, these look delicious (and totally my kind of recipe... SWEET)! :) I'll have to try these! Thank you for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday this week! We'd love for you to share another great recipe next week! :)

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  10. Thanks Alesha, do try them :-)

    Aparna

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  11. Hi again! I'm featuring these as my favorite for this week's Delicious Dish Tuesday! :) Please come tonight to share another great one, and thanks again for linking up last week!

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  12. hey Aparna..my parents are coming this weekend and i am going to bake these for them..:)

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  13. That's wonderful, Ranjitha. Hope you all like them.

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