Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cookies with Dry Fruits and Nuts

This is my submission for AFAM …A Fruit A Month hosted by Latha Narasimhan of http://theyumblog.wordpress.com/and for "Eat Christmas cookies" event hosted by susan of http://foodblogga.blogspot.com/2007/11/eat-christmas-cookies-food-blogga-event.html



Cranberries are a major commercial crop in certain US states and Canadian provinces. Most cranberries are processed into products such as juice, sauce, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. Cranberry sauce is regarded an indispensable part of traditional American and Canadian Thanksgiving menus and European winter festivals. Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, phytochemicals under active research for possible benefits to the cardiovascular system, immune system and as anti-cancer agents.

For more details, please visit the following website.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry#_note-22


Ingredients:

All purpose flour or maida-2 cups

Sugar (powdered)-2 cups

Butter or ghee-1 ½ cup

Baking powder-1 teaspoon

Dried Cranberries-few chopped

Pistachios-few chopped

vanilla essence-4 drops


Cookies, before baking…


Method:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients into a tough dough except the dry fruits and nuts.
  1. Roll the dough into big circles using the rolling pin.
  1. Cut into small circles using a biscuit mold or any small lid. Garnish with the dry fruits and nuts.
  1. Place them in a greased tray and bake for 5-6 minutes in oven toaster.
  1. Allow them to cool and store in an air tight container.

Note: We can use other dry fruits like apricot, raisins and other nuts like almond, cashew etc.

8 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful looking cookies Vijaya. send these to Susan too, looks delicious!:))

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Asha! I will send to Susan too.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I simply adore cranberries, so I know I will love these cookies. Thanks so much for submitting, Vijaya. Cheers,
Susan

Mansi Desai said...

hey, tht looks great! nice addition to susan's evergrowing list:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
I think adding cranberries give soft texture to this cookies. Looks fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Sagari said...

yummy cookies daily meals

Seena said...

Lovely cookies, Vijaya!

Daily Meals said...

Hi Susan, Mansi, Menu Today, Sagari and Seena! Thank you all.