DeepavaLi is a time of indulgence and celebrations, lights and family time. Looking forward to all that over the weekend at my sis’.
I was not too enthusiastic about celebrating it with just the two of us at home on the actual day! I did make some coconut cookies for the occasion.
Here it is coconut cookies or kobbari biskattu 🙂
Ingredients : Makes about 15 cookies
1 cup maida or all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup dried dessicated coconut
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 table spoon poppy seeds or khus khus
2 tablespoons milk
Almonds or raisins for garnish
Cream the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy. In a separate bowl sift the flour and baking powder. To this add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add this to the butter mixture. If the consistency of the dough doesn’t come together, add the milk little by little till the dough holds together.
Preheat the over to 300F.
Make small balls out of the dough and flatten them. Place them on a lined baking sheet. Take a raisin or almond and press it down to the center of the cookie. Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes at 300F till they start getting a little brown on the edges. Place the cookies on a cooling rack. Take a small amount of powdered sugar in a sieve and gently dust the cookies with the powdered sugar.