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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.


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.

ac2Happy Holidays!

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.


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…


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!


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!