Well Mr.P is off to Udaipur and I needed an excuse to bake..so I got to thinking what should I bake that I could gift. Something that is not too sweet, not too rich and not fattening (because he’s been cursing me for making him fat!). So after a lot of googling for cookie recipes I fell in love with how pretty piped cookies looked. They surely look perfect for a gift and they can be made tiny which makes them look prettier than they already are. So then my hunt for piped cookies started and I surely lost track of time reading and reading recipes. I was torn between lots of flavors and recipes I wanted to try but then just had to make a decision so I went with these adorable melting moments posted by Divine Taste. This recipe is a sure jackpot; they are not only easy to make, look pretty, melt in the mouth but are also eggless! I couldn’t be happier as it meets the needs of everyone I know.
So enough of chit chat and moving on to the recipe.
Cinnamon melting moments:
Recipe source: Divine Taste
(Makes around 30 1” cookies)
50 gms flour
15 gms cornflour
30 gms icing sugar
50 gms butter (I used Amul butter)
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon powder
- Sieve the flour and the cornflour together into a bowl
- In another bowl mix the butter and the sugar with a hand blender or a wire whisk and blend until smooth and creamy
- Put in the flour mixture, milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth and there are no lumps
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade
- Put the entire mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe into stars few centimeters apart on a tin lined with parchment paper as they tend to spread a bit during baking
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown at the edges
- Let them cool and then store them in an air tight container.
-Weighing the ingredients is the key for this recipe to work
-If you think that the batter is too thick that you can’t pipe it then add a bit of milk but not too much or else the cookies will melt while baking and will not hold their pretty piped shape
-You can play with the flavors too, such as cardamom powder, cinnamon, vanilla or rose water
-Topping the piped cookies with crushed nuts of your choice is also a great idea
-They look pretty which makes them perfect for a gift or for lifting up your tea party.