These cute pinky cookies goes perfect for some lille girle parties..but me being the only girl (woman) among the 4 men in my household...well...got to admit, i got partial .... ending up having most of it by myself . Yeah..i know...the selfish me...but...pink is for girls, is it not, after all :P
Eggless Custard Powder Cookies (strawberry flavour)
2 cups maida/ All purpose flour
1/2 cup custard powder
3/4 tsp backing powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk or less (as required)
1 tsp Strawberry essence (optional)
Combine the flour, custard powder(i used Strawberry flavour) baking soda and baking powder.
Sieve them together for even mixing.
Combine the sugar and oil and mix this till the sugar gets dissolved.
Slowly add this to the dry ingredients(flour mixture) and combine well.
Add few tsps of milk to the mix till we get the right consistency, about to roll into a soft dough. Addition of milk brings out the pink colour of the custard powder. Can add a few drops of red food colour and essence too, if required..but, optional.
Heard about these ?? ...Kohleria 'Strawberry Fields'. More about these "strawberry" look alike foliage in here.
Make it into a smooth dough.Pinch small portion of your dough. Make it into a smooth ball and flatten it onto a baking tray lined with Parchment paper. Insert a cherry - cut into the centre of the cookie dough.
Place them slightly away from each other and bake it for 10-15 mins minutes at 170 degree C.
Take out from the oven and cool them in a wire rack.
Once completely cooled they will become firm and crispy.
Never over bake the cookies. Take out them when they are soft.
Recipe source - Jeyashri's Kitchen and it asks for 1cup butter. I reduced the quantity to 3/4 and added milk instead to get the right consistency
.....says the cookie..and
YES !!! we did !!!
Like a COOKIE MONSTER !!