Rich Butter Cookies
By DK on Jul 16, 2009
Anyone who is a true blue Indian ( and by that I mean who was brought up in India ) will surely be able to relate to Good day Biscuits. I was crazy about those. In India, we know cookies by the name of Biscuits and the Good day brand was one of the yummiest there is. My dad and me used to compete to get our hands on the biscuits. He especially loved Butter biscuits with cashew biscuits coming close second. So recently, I got these severe urges to taste them and went to my local Indian store. Oh Boy! Was I disappointed. They dint have any.
Then I actually drove (about 50-60minutes) to another one far away - imagine that! All this trouble for one packet of biscuits. When I reached the aisle I saw few people already hoarding their carts with the biscuits - of all the days! I literally hurried and thanks to my usual inane habit of checking labels, my eyes caught the expiry date which read Feb-2006. Wait a minute? Is that..mm..3 yrs back? I was shell shocked and I saw that all of them were labeled the same and I just saw a bunch of ppl buying it. I turned around to warn them - but most of them were out of the shop except one girl.I went and informed her about it. She gave a shrug and was like yeah its fine. It still tastes good.! So much for my altruistic tendencies!! Anyways - I took the matter in my own hands and made some Butter cookies of my own. This recipe is close enough to the real thing.
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: Under 30 min
Yield: Makes around 15 cookies
- 6 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- generous 3/4 cup superfine sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup butter at room temp. cut into small pieces
TipsIf you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven
For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet. Mix 1 tbsp of egg yolks with the milk for glaze and set aside. Mix the eggs, sugar and butter and mix them until smooth and creamy.
Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well and pour the egg mixture and
blend to form a sticky dough
In a well floured surface, roll out the dough into 1/3 inch thickness
and cut into circles using 3 inch cookie cutters.
If you are having trouble rolling it out, then divide the dough into small portions, pat them out with your fingertips to the desired thickness
and then cut it using cookie cutters.
Place them on the baking sheet and brush with the egg glaze.
You can make patterns on top and bake them as they are for about 15-20 minutes until golden.
Cool completely and enjoy! This esp tastes heavenly with a glass of milk - try it for yourself.
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