Friday, 29 January 2010

Mexican wedding cookies

Mexican wedding cookies was the recipe given for the month of January by Cilantro, who has started a new event called Global kadai, where we have to make an Indian version of the international recipes given every month. I just loved this event because I always have this habit of changing the international recipes with Indian spices, to suit our taste buds :) thanks cilantro for this lovely event.
I tried making these cookies with the ingredients which are easily available in India. Like I substituted the pecans with ground almonds and cashews and I used cardamom powder instead of ground cinnamon and they turned out beautiful and tasty. The original recipe is from Karren Ginnis.Here is how I made my cookies...

MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES

Ingredients :
1 cup softened butter,
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour,
1/3 cups confectioner's sugar,
2 tsp vanilla extract,
3 tbsp of Cocoa powder,
1/2 cup of ground cashews,
1/2 cup of ground almonds,
1/4 tsp of cardamom powder,
a pinch of salt and
1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar for dusting.

Method:
Pre- heat the oven to 325 degree F or 180 degree C . Cream the softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Sift the dry ingredients- flour, cocoa powder, salt and cardamom powder in another bowl to avoid any lumps. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and mix well to form a dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours of until firm. Make 1 inch balls withe the dough and flatten a little bit on the top and place them on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are firm. Cool them on a wire wrack and dust with the confectioner's sugar.

21 comments:

Fathima said...

Love this Indianized Cookies... Nice clicks!

Priya said...

Wow faiza u did these cookies really fantabulous...gorgeous cookies..

Asha said...

Are they lovely? Like snow topped hills, yum. Looks great, good job.

Dragonfly said...

Wow!! Great job :-)

Katy ~ said...

What a fun, fun post! I love the cultural twist. Lovely interpretation.

sowmya.s said...

looks so good and delicious..am really eager to know the taste..

Malar Gandhi said...

I have seen them couple times in TV cookery shows, they are so perfect, yours looks too good, just like professional:):)

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Mexican cookies with Indian flavors! Gr8 job Faiza! look perfect!
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Peanutts said...

very creative, i think you should change it to faiza's indianised version of mexican cookies :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow!!!..... wonderful cookies... looks yummy yummy.

BeenaShylesh said...

haaaaaaa nice one dear....yummy

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so lovely! I must find some time to make this too!

Jagruti said...

cookies are delectable and looks great...very yummy..:-))

Deepti said...

Easy recipe to make such lovely cookies...thanx for sharing.

AdukalaVishesham said...

cookies looks heavenly... your recipe with Indian flavors is really good... and beautiful presentation too

Tina said...

Nice clicks dear...Cookies looks delicious....

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely cookies,and beautiful clicks too faiza.

Rachana Kothari said...

I love the indianised version of the cookies:) looks great!

Aparna said...

cookies luks awesome faiza :)

Yasmeen said...

Mmmm..melt-in-the-mouth delicious :D

Jaya Wagle said...

Lovely Faiza. I like the last pic of the cookie. It is very artistic.

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