Category Archives: cookies

Airplane Cookies have Arrived & Departed!

It has been a while since I posted here. Not that I haven’t been cooking new recipes, but just no time to take pictures and post. I hope to start doing this more often as I ramp up my effort to clean eating and fitness in the new year!

As has been the tradition the past few years since I purchased my Airplane Cookie Cutters, I baked Airplane Cookies for the holiday party at work again.  As always  I kept track of recipes that sounded interesting and selected the one I wanted to try.

This year there were two that came close, and I almost thought I would try both. The first one that caught my eye was the Almond and currant Christmas Cookies. They looked delicious! And then there was the Hazelnut, Cocoa Nibs and Cardamon Cookies. Yummy!

I went with the Almond and Currant Christmas Cookies. I made very minor changes to the recipe. The only changes I made were I used only egg whites instead of egg yoke and I replaced currants with dried cherries. You can find the original recipe here.

Overall I was very happy with the result!Happy Holidays!

Airplane Cookies have Landed!

Happy Holidays!

Each year, I try a different recipe. This year I made two different varieties: one almond flavor repeating Ronit’s cookie recipe from last year that I really liked and a chocolate version following this brownie roll out cookie recipe.

I did not make any changes to the recipes, other than using an egg substitute in each.

Both turned out great and perfect for the office holiday party!

See Also:

It’s Time for Limited Edition Airplane Cookies
Tis’ The Season for Airplane Cookies
Airplane Cookies are here!
Time… for Airplane Cookies
Fly me to the Moon

It’s Time… for Limited Edition Airplane Cookies!

Happy Holidays!

Once a year, I bring out my airplane cookie cutters, scour the web for a good cookie recipe and off I go. This year, Ronit made it all too easy with her Cut out Almond Butter Cookies. The moment I saw it, I knew this was it.

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I made no changes other than to dip some of my cookies in chocolate and add some sprinkles.

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This might be one of my best airplane cookies so far.

See Also:

Tis’ The Season for Airplane Cookies
Airplane Cookies are here!
Time… for Airplane Cookies
Fly me to the Moon

Best of 2015

I had a lot of fun in 2015 trying new recipes from around the world. There are many keepers in the list that i cooked over and over again, and I expect, will continue to do so.

Here are some of my most favorite recipes…

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APPETIZERS & SNACKS

Baked Bajji

Baked Vada

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GRAINS:

Quinoa Dosa

One-pot Mexican Quinoa

Mango Poha

Quinoa Vangi Bath

Cranberry Poha

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BEANS & LENTILS

Cauliflower, Kale, Chickpea  Curry Pot

Black-Eyed Peas and Greens with Navrattan Spices

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JAMS & JELLIES

Anise Flavored Kumquat Marmalade

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DIPS & SAUCES

Sun-dried Tomato and Jalapeno Hummus

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WRAPS & SANDWICHES

Edamame and Zucchini Wraps

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CASSEROLE

Zucchini and Yellow Tomato Gratin

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

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DESSERTS

Pumpkin Payasam

Cherry Swirl with Dark Chocolate & Cherry Bits

Baklava

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BREADS, COOKIES & CAKES

Farro and Sun-dried Tomato Foccacia

Cherry and Cardamon Cake

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Airplane Cookies

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JUICES & SMOOTHIES

Watermelon Cooler

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CURRIES & MORE

Tomato in Yogurt Sauce

Eggplant Curry with Onion

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SALADS

Cherry and Avocado Salad

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SIDES

Honey and Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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SOUPS

Vibrant Beets Soup

Mediterranean Grain Soup

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WHAT’S POPULAR WITH YOU?

Amaranth Upma

Amaranth Dosa

Spicy Chickpea and Brussels Sprouts Soup

Valor Papdi Bean

Baked Bajji

Edamame and Zucchini Wraps

Quinoa Upma

Mango Carrot Muffins

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Tis’ the season… for Airplane Cookies!

Believe it or not, December is here… and Christmas is just around the corner. And it is the one time of the year, I bake cookies!  At least the last 3-4 years, since I got my airplane cookie cutters 🙂

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Each year, I try a new recipe. This year’s recipe was adapted from here.

Ingredients:

3 1/4 cup  flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cardamon powder
1 tsp rose essence
1 egg
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sour cream

In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cardamon powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, butter, sour cream and essence.

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Mix dry and wet ingredients and roll into a ball. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll out the cookie dough into a ball of 1/4 in thickness. Use desired cookie cutter and create fun holiday spirit cookies.

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See Also:

Airplane cookies are here

Time for Airplane cookies

Fly me to the moon

Airplane Cookies are here

Tis the time …. for airplane cookies

I was not much of a cookie baker until I got my pair of airplane cookie cutters!

IMG_3109Here is this years recipe, adapted from this one.

Ingredients:

340g all purpose flour
170g brown sugar
110g butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp orange essence
1 large egg

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients. Set aside. Whisk egg, sugar, butter and syrup. Fold in dry ingredients and mix well. Add orange essence and mix well.

ac1Divide dough into 4 parts. Roll out, cut using your favorite cookie cutter. Lay out in rimmed baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes.

Use light brown sugar and golden syrup for lighter colored cookies. If you like orange, the aroma in your kitchen as you bake this will be heavenly!

As always enjoy with a good cuppa tea.

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See Also:

Time… for Airplane Cookies
Fly me to the Moon

Time…. for Airplane Cookies

Each year, since the last two years, i.e., since I bought my airplane cookie cutter, I have taken to baking airplane cookies during the holidays. This year, I think has been the best so far. All my airplane cookies baked intact. You can find the recipe I used this year here.

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I grew up with Chand ( moon) biscuits. They were the perfect tea biscuits. I loved to stop over at the bakery at the end of my street to pick some up on my way home. I tried making some this year. Here’s how I made some this year…

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Ingredients:
200 grams maida or all purpose flour
75 grams powdered sugar
125 gm butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Whisk everything together . Make into a ball and roll out with the rolling pin. Cut with a circular tool into crescent moons.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!

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Almost Delicious! Next time I think I will leave out the baking soda and add the milk powder suggested here.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!