Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Walnut Crunchies




This is my first try on cookies and gave a try just to send it for Christmas Events. It was a huge hit. I am totally new to this blogging world but yet trying to make it up fine. The main reason for not trying these cookies were the amount of butter which goes into it...you know...But on occasions its perfectly fine!!! And when the whole world is enjoying the Christmas Eve...why stay behind and whats the best gift to the kids than baking cookies at home, yea Sakshi helped me while preparing these crunchy cookies!!!! By the way i got these cookie recipe from NDTV contributed recipes. I made a few changes though.

Ingredients:
All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
white Sugar - 1/2 cup (recipe asked for brown sugar)
unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
crushed walnuts - 3/4 cup
vanilla essence -1 tsp
salt - 2 pinches

Method:
Blend sugar to fine powder or use castor sugar.
Beat sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
Sieve Baking powder and All purpose flour together.
Add these sieved mix to the beaten butter-sugar mix. Add vanilla essence and mix well to form a dough. Add the crushed walnuts mix well.
Form small flat rounds. Preheat the oven, arrange the cookies on a baking sheet. Place the cookies giving some space between the cookies to fluff up. Bake at 180 degree C for 10-12 minutes or till light brown. Cool well and store in a airtight jar.

These cookies are my entry to the Holiday Cookie Baking Event hosted by Sharmi at Neivedyam and
Christmas Feast Event hosted by Purva at Purva's Daawat.
and
Santa's Holiday Challenge Event hosted by JZ at Tasty treats.
and Baking for Beginners Event hosted by Vandana Rajesh at Cooking up something nice.

4 comments:

Purva Desai said...

Walnut Crunchies look crunchy and cripsy, thanks for the lovely entry

Poonam said...

thank you!!! This is my first entry to an event and very new to this blogging world. I need ur support

Usha said...

First time here,you have a cool space, these walnut crunchies look really yum and tempting :-)

pedatha.com said...

Hi Poonam, Just came by your blog. I like the cookies recipe. All the best with your blogging.