ShareThis is the quickest and the tastiest cookie recipe I have ever made.I made these while my guests were waiting for their cup of tea.That would give an idea how fast these are ready to relish.
I would not put these under the "Healthy" category,but these are perfect for once a while sinful indulgence:-)
  • All purpose flour(maida)-2cups
  • Baking powder-1/2tsp
  • Melted Ghee-1/2cup
  • Refined oil-1/2cup or as required
  • Semolina(sooji)-1tbsp for the crunchy texture(optional)
  • Sugar powder-3/4th cup
  • Vanilla essence-1tsp
  • Salt-1/2tsp
  • Finely chopped and roasted cashewnuts-1/2cup
  • Cashews slices into two for garnish
  • Egg-1,for egg wash(optional)
Finely chop cashews and roast in a tsp of ghee.Set aside
Grind sugar to a fine powder adding 2 cardamoms.
Mix maida and baking powder together.
Mix sugar,ghee,salt and vanilla essence.Let it sit for 15mins.
Now add the maida mixture to this slowly.Mixing all the while.
Add the refined oil just enough to get a smooth,moist and crumbly dough.
Add the fried cashews.
Remember,dont make the dough hard as this would result in hard cookies.
Make cookies out of the batter to desired shapes and sizes.I used a flower shaped cookie cutter.
Garnish with sliced cashews.
 Arrange cookies on baking tray and give them an egg wash.(beat an egg with a tsp of water and brush the mixture onto the cookies)This gives the cookies a lustrous finish.
Preheat oven to 180°C.Bake for 15-20mins.
Cool and Enjoyy.

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    Sushma Mallya said...

    Thats an easy one but very yummy as well!!looks too good and am sure to make it soon

  1. ... on March 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
  2. kamalabhoopathy said...

    Cookies look delicious and nice.

  3. ... on March 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
  4. Rekha shoban said...

    hi dear, thank u for visiting my blog....cookies looks perfect and yummy too...

  5. ... on March 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
  6. Ms.Chitchat said...

    Wow, that was indeed a quick make. Loved the cookies and once in a while sinful indulgence is permitted by law :):)


  7. ... on March 2, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
  8. Subhashini said...

    VEry qick and excellent recipe.Since I am veg I would like to know that is egg necessary for the dish.

  9. ... on March 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
  10. Rachana Kothari said...

    Thats indeed really quick!!! what a beautiful n crisp looking cookies:)

  11. ... on March 2, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
  12. Cool Lassi(e) said...

    Certainly a ray of sunshine. Will put a smile on my face if I have a couple of those!Can these be made with part wheat flour?

  13. ... on March 2, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
  14. Pari said...

    Surely quick ones. Look nicely crisp and crunchy.

  15. ... on March 2, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
  16. Sarah Naveen said...

    So cute and yummy Cookies...loved it

  17. ... on March 2, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
  18. Priya said...

    Awesome and cute cookies, looks yumm!!

  19. ... on March 2, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
  20. Anjum said...

    Thanks for the wondeful comments.
    Oh here is veggie friend.Egg is not necesary for this recipe.I just gave an egg wash to the cookies to get a nice lustrous finish.Omitting the egg makes to difference to the taste.

  21. ... on March 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
  22. pierre said...

    hello anjum
    they look really good congratulations
    Pierre the french foodie in Paris

  23. ... on March 3, 2010 at 12:07 AM  
  24. Gita said...

    I too love fast baking cookies...they look so good :)

  25. ... on March 3, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
  26. Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Wow Anju the cookies are looking so perfect and crispy love to have a few!!! They look cute and as the name suggests it looks like sunshine!!!

  27. ... on March 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM  
  28. Ramya Manja said...

    Wow Awesome Cookies,Rich and Crunchy...I am sure it tastes as Heavenly as it looks...
    Found ur blog very interesting,will take a regular peek at ur recipes from here on....

  29. ... on March 3, 2010 at 4:18 AM  
  30. Fathima said...

    indeed a quick one! love the name of the cookie!

  31. ... on March 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
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