Eggless Sugar Cookies

As soon as Halloween(USA) and Dusshera (India) goes….everyone starts gearing up for the lined festivities…. here in USA, everyone is prepping for Thanksgiving and very soon X’mas. In India, everyone is getting ready for Diwali and Indian New Year. Either way, festivals means happy time–making the mouth sweeter….having some tasty treats =)

Who is not a fan of cookies!!! In India we have regular cookies, cookies you eat with tea, special occasions have cookies of their own which are made when that particular festival comes around (they are not called cookies and have their own names). NO NO my post ain’t of Indian sweet… although it is a good thought to try some Indian sweet. nevertheless.. my today’s trial is Eggless Cookies by Divine Taste.

Tasting the cookie made me feel like it was like a mix of sugar cookie and an Indian sweet call Nankhatai…although Nankhatai is more dense. These are soft, and light and can’t stop at just 1. Perfect for people who do not eat eggs. So I named them Eggless Sugar Cookies 😉

Eggless Sugar Cookies
by Divine Taste

Ingredients:
3/4 cup plain flour (I would use close to 1 cup..the batter was a little loose and did not retain the shape while baking like in the original recipe)
2 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp cardamom (I tried vanilla this time)

Procedure: 

1. Sieve the flour and the cornflour together into a bowl. 
2. In another bowl mix in the butter and the sugar with a hand blender or a wire whisk or put in the stand mixer with the paddle attachment and blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Put in the flour mixture, milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth and there are no lumps.
4. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/ 350F/Gas mark 4.
5. Put the entire mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe into stars (rosettes) on a lightly greased baking tin or a tin lined with baking parchment. Alternatively make small balls, flatten lightly with your palms and bake.
6.Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown at the edges.

 By now you have to know I am bad with the pipping bag 😀 so here I started out and tried some different designs for the sake of it 😉 I tried different sizes as well…just to see what difference does it make. These spread a little as they bake… so small rosettes/balls will be perfect. 

So here are the awesome-ly delish cookies.. very quick to bring together…as long as you have room temperature butter ;) Divine Taste recommends trying it with cardamom instead of vanilla extract… after tasting these…I want to try the cardamom flavored cookies…. they are going to be as tasty

Will update once I try those 😀

Try baking these and enjoy with family and friends…

Cheers =)  

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