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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Teatime ~ Saffron Cookies

These saffron cookies were the first ones that got baked by me for this marathon. I came across these lovely cookies when looking for some simple ones with Indian flavors. These are made with the basic ingredients found in any Indian pantry and gets done in a short time. I made a small batch of these as I had baked other cookies too.

Ingredients: (Yield 6 to 7 cookies)
1 tbsp. warm milk
A pinch of saffron strands
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
Slivered almonds to garnish

Method:
* Crush the saffron strands and soak them in milk for a couple of  minutes.
* Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
* Preheat the oven to 350 deg F / 180 deg C. 
* Beat sugar and butter in a bowl. Add the saffron milk and mix.
* Next add flour and cardamom to the bowl and combine to form a soft dough.
* Divide the mixture into 6 - 7 balls and gently flatten them between your palms.
 
* Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet. Garnish with slivered almonds.
* Bake them for about 15 - 20 minutes. 
(I baked for about 17 minutes. They firm up once they cool down and so bake accordingly. No need to bake until they turn crispy in the oven.)
* Remove them from oven when done and let cool. Store them in airtight container.

17 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

Saffron cookies sound so good , perfect Indian flavors. Fantastic choice and I totally loved them Suma.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

as u have said - simple, perfect with indian flavors and all items in our pantry..

the cookie is so tempting.. bookmarking it..

Srivalli said...

Such beauties!...just the right texture and quantity for us to indulge!..

Usha said...

Simple and easy recipe! Cookies have a nice texture too.

Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey said...

Cookies look so delicious..Fantastic captures too

kitchen queen said...

delicious tempting cookies.

Srividhya said...

love the color and addition of saffron is great. love its mild flavor

Varadas Kitchen said...

They are lovely. They have such a pleasing color and I am sure aroma and taste as well.

Pavani N said...

such flavorful cookies. Love the color saffron gives these cookies.

sneha datar said...

These cookies have a lovely color and so tempting.

Kalyani said...

Simple and with earthy flavours !! Ur choice of bakes r too good Suma ! What photo editor do you use ? I have been looking for those Indic fonts that you have used for all your pics in this post ...

Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious they are, wat a fantabulous cookies they are, just irresistible.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Simple yet delicious and flavorful cookies..yet to try this,its in my bookmark folder since long time...

Harini-Jaya R said...

They look eye catching. Love the golden color which the saffron imparts.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Perfectly baked, looks stunning and the saffron flavor must be very mesmerizing!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

The cookies look perfect and I am sure the flavors would have been awesome.

Gayathri Kumar said...

These cookies full of Indian flavour looks absolutely inviting...