Almond Pistachio Star Cookies/Pista Badam Cookies

Almond pistachio star cookies or pista badam cookies. A delicious crisp eggless cookies to serve with tea or to enjoy in your munching time. These beautiful cookies are great for Christmas gift. If you don’t like to use all purpose flour or maida then make the cookies with whole wheat flour or any flour of your choice.

You can get some eggless fruit cake recipes to try for Christmas. Click here for the cake recipes. And get some different types of cookies recipe here. These star cookies are hot favourite amongst my family and friends. And always finish in no time. But if you have some leftover, store in airtight container for later use.

This post is going to be featured on Facebook gourmet group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge for the theme Christmas bake. This month my partner is very talented blogger Mayuri Patel. Her blog is a treasure of different types Indian and continental recipes and specially I love her different types of bread recipes. I have a long list to try like Onion and olive bread , Taftan etc.

Mayuri gave me butter and vanilla as secret ingredients. I made these crispy crunchy delicious eggless star cookies with these ingredients. I gave her egg and white sugar and she shared these delish Clementine cookies for the theme.

I have used Amul unsalted butter to get perfectly utterly butterly taste. But you can use any unsalted butter or ghee/clarified butter to make these cookies. Always chill the cookies in refrigerator before baking to avoid spreading and to get perfect shape. Place the cookies at least half inch apart on baking tray.

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Recipe

All purpose flour or maida – 1 cup

Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup

Butter – 4 tablespoon

Milk – 4 tablespoon

Vanilla custard powder – 2 tablespoon

Almond or badam – 1/4 cup

Pistachio or pista – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/8 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Method

1. Grind the almond into fine powder.

2. In a bowl mix all purpose flour or maida, custard powder, ground almond shredded pistachios, baking powder and soda.

3. In a large bowl whisk butter, powdered sugar and 3 tablespoon milk. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.

4. Now add all the dry ingredients and mix with your palm to make a smooth dough. Add 1 tablespoon milk if required. I had to use 4 tablespoon milk.

5. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.

6. Make two part of the dough. Spread little flour on your rolling board or cleaned kitchen counter. Place one half of the dough and press gently with your fingers. Spread little flour on pressed dough. Roll with rolling pin. Don’t make too thin.

7. Cut with a medium size star shaped cookie cutter. You can use small sized cookie cutter if you want small cookies. I have used both. But small size cookies will take less time to bake than large cookies so keep an eye while baking. Make all the cookies from remaining dough in the same way.

8. Place the cookies on greased or lined baking pan. Don’t forget to leave some space between the cookies.

9. Keep the tray in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. Chilled cookies will not spread much and you will get perfect star shaped cookies.

10. In the meantime preheat the oven. I have used my Samsung microwave hot blast function. For microwave set hot blast or convection mode at 160° and for OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

11. When oven preheated take out the baking tray from refrigerator and bake for 12 minutes or till the edges becomes light brown. Mine were perfectly baked in 12 minutes.

12. Let the cookies cool down completely before serving. Hot cookies may be soft but cookies will crisp when cool. So remove the cookies from baking tray when cool. Serve crispy crunchy cookies with tea, coffee, milk or store in airtight container for later use.

Notes

1. You can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour or maida.

2. Ghee or clarified butter can be used instead of unsalted butter but flavour may slightly differ.

3. You can also use walnut, cashew nuts or any nuts of your choice instead of almond.

4. Any essence can be used instead of vanilla essence.

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Oats Almond Cranberry Cornmeal Cookies / Gluten Free Cookies

Oats almond cranberry cornmeal cookies. Eggless and gluten free cookies.
Taste of butter and cranberry and flavour of nutmeg and vanilla made these cookies utterly butterly delicious.

If you are my regular reader then you know that I love to try different flour in my bakes. Already made some cakes and cookies with oats. And recently shared Cornmeal carrot cake
and Blackberry preserve stuffed gluten free eggless cherry cupcake.
This time I have used cornmeal in these cookies with oats and almond. Definitely a healthy and yummy treat for kids. But if you want you can use any flour instead of oats and cornmeal.

You may like some more gluten free cookies on this blog.

1. Fennel oats pearl millet cookies

2. Rose flavoured nankhatai or shortbread cookies

3. Pearl millet sesame oats cookies

4. Finger millet oats chocolate cookies

This week our 192 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is one spice ingredient suggested by Sasmita Sahoo Samanta who blog at First Timer Cook.
Do visit her space for some fabulous recipes.

Sasmita told us to use only one spice in a dish. But how could you make a dish with only one spice. And this theme reminds me of our humble aloo morich. Only dish which we make with one spice black pepper. But its a very common dish of Bengali household. And I wanted to bake something. So here is a delicious cookies with nutmeg. My home filled with pleasant smell while baking these cookies. Try out this and feel the aroma.

Recipe

Oats – 1 & 1/2 cup

Cornmeal – 3/4 cup

Almond – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/3 teaspoon

Nutmeg powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Unsalted butter – 3/4 cup, room temperature

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Dried cranberry – 1/3 cup

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180°.

2. Grease or line a baking tray with parchment paper.

3. Grind the oats and almond separately into fine power.

4. Chop the dried cranberries into small pieces.

5. Sieve the cornmeal, baking powder, soda and nutmeg powder. Mix ground almond and oats in it.

6. In a bowl cream butter and powered sugar. Whisk well. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.

7. I have used 1 cup butter but then I had to keep the dough in refrigerator for a whole day. Because it was difficult to give shape. So use 3/4 cup butter or if you want to use 1 cup butter for more buttery taste then keep the dough in refrigerator for some extra time. Or don’t give shape, drop two tablespoon of dough in the baking tray 2 inch apart.

8. Add add cornmeal, baking powder, soda, nutmeg powder, cranberry, ground almond and oats.

9. Mix everything to combine. Keep the dough in refrigerator for 30 – 40 minutes.

10. Now make small balls and flatten gently with your palm.

11. Press with a fork and arrange on a greased or lined baking tray. Place the cookies 2 inch apart. Cookies will expand so don’t forget to keep space.

12. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or till the edges become golden brown. If you want more crispy cookies bake for few minutes more.

13. Let the cookies cool down completely before serving.
Store in a airtight container for later use.

Note
1. You can use whole wheat, refined or any flour instead of cornmeal and oats.

2. Any dry fruits can be used instead of cranberry.

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Cocoa Almond Cookies 


Eggless cocoa almond cookies.

A delicious, crispy and little chewy cookies. A perfect snack for your kiddos. Absolutely healthy. Kids will love it’s taste.

I have mixed three types of flour in it. Whole wheat flour, oats powder and refined flour. You can make with only whole wheat flour or only refined flour too if you like.

I have used homemade white butter in it.

Apart from being delicious, almonds are highly nutritious and very healthy.

Today, almonds nutrition benefits are praised around the world.  Almonds helps to prevent Heart Disease and Heart Attacks. Support Healthy Brain Function. Maintain Skin Health. Help Control Blood Sugar Levels and Prevent Diabetes. Help With Weight Loss and Prevent Overeating. Increase Nutrient Absorption. Increase Digestive Health.

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Recipe 


Almond – 1/2 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Wholewheat flour – 1/2 cup

Refined flour – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 /2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Butter – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Almond – as required

Method 


Grind the almonds with skin. Grind into fine powder.

Grind the oats.

Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment pepper or aluminium foil.

In a bowl mix almond flour, oats powder, whole wheat flour, refined flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda.

In a large bowl cream powdered sugar and room temperature butter. Beat well.

Add vanilla essence and mix.

Now add all the dry ingredients. Combine and make a smooth dough.

Make small balls. Gently flatten with your hand. Place an almond over every cookies. Press lightly.

Arrange on the greased or lined baking tray 1-2 Inch apart.

Bake at 180° in a preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Or until the edges becomes dark. Don’t forget to leave enough place between the cookies. Cookies will be double while baking.

Remove carefully. Cookies will be soft when hot but becomes crisp after cooling.

Let the cookies cool down completely.

Serve the crispy crunchy cocoa almond cookies with milk, tea or coffee. Or enjoy on your munching time.
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