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Monday, May 31, 2010

Cardamom Cookies & Pomegranate - Cucumber Raita

I was kind of busy and am posting for a couple of events at the last moment.
Here are cardamom -  flavored cookies, which tasted like butter cookies we used to eat in India and our family favorite, pomegranate - cucumber raita.

Cardamom Cookies:



These cookies are based on vanilla hearts from Emma Patmore's 'Cookshelf baking'.

Variation:
I made some jumbo cookies instead of shaping them into small sized hearts, used cardamom powder for flavoring and added milk to form the dough.
The cookies were a shade darker since I was distracted in between.

Ingredients for about 5 jumbo cookies:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
4 Tbsp milk or as required

* Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with fingers until the mixture is well combined.
* Stir in the sugar, milk and cardamom powder and bring the mixture together to make firm dough.
* Roll out the dough to about 1 inch thickness and cut out into desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
* Arrange them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 350 deg F.
* Bake them for about 20 - 25 minutes or until they attain a light golden color. Flip the cookies halfway through the baking process.

This goes to 'Baking from a Book' - Cookies event hosted by
Champa.

Pomegranate - Cucumber Raita:
I am reposting this for Siri's 'Healing foods' event, which is being hosted at Apu's this month, with the theme Pomegranate.



Recipe can be found here.

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14 comments:

PranisKitchen said...

cookies looks so delicious..sure it taste superb,the cardamom gives nice flavor..very nicely did..perfect one

Nisha said...

Both recipe looks yum :)

Priya said...

Gorgeous and scrumptious cookies..wat an elegant raita SUma, truly attractive..

Kairali sisters said...

Great looking cookies Suma, they looks perfect..

Love
Kairali sisters

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wonderful Cookies Suma....Simply love the color combo and the pic og the cucumber raitha!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Suma, both are such beautiful looking recipes :)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Gr8 cookies and very beautiful salad...eye-catching :)

Kiran said...

Cookies look delicious.Love the bright colors of the raita.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

hey darling missed ur awesome recipes....this one looks so delicous and mouthwatering..raita looks brgiht n colorful..super yum...

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful cookies and raita..Brilliant pics too..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Cookies looks so cool. Nice recipe. Turned out perfect for u... YUM!

Apu said...

Very nice Suma!! I will post the roundup shortly!!

AshKuku said...

I am really really sorry..... I posted for this dal event & forgot to let u know about it by sending my mail & details... Can I do it now or I miss it totally....????? PLs lemme know.... I know I am @ fault... & sorry to bother u now....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha, you can send me now as I am still working on the round up.