8 Delicious Eggless Cookies for your teatime treats
If you love cookies during evening along with coffee, then these 8 Delicious Eggless Cookies will be an amazing addition to your cookie recipes. Among these eight, some are traditionally made in India and some are fusion cookies. Whatever the tradition may be, they make wonderful teatime treats for kids and adults. Serve these as an after school snack for your kids or send it along in their snack box to school, I am sure they will be pretty happy about it.
The cookies I have compiled in this post are very easy to make and are absolutely delicious. Each recipe is unique in its own way. So take your time to read about them and choose which recipe interests you. Some recipes also have a video for them. IF you like to see a recipe in video form, then it would be really helpful for you. Do let me know how you feel about this kind of compilation posts. This is to make your search for recipes easier. Also check out the recipe index of the blog for more than 2000 recipes.
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I used my vanilla sugar cookies dough and added the tutti frutti to them. I know that my version of the eggless sugar cookies are so yum. So why not spruce it up? While baking cookies, never wait for them to tun hard in the oven. They tend to continue cooking even after you take them out of oven. So just wait until they are slightly firm to touch but still very soft. And leave them on the tray for 10 more minutes. They will firm up by the time.
This is a multi grain flour which also has nuts in it. Usually people make this at home, but nowadays you can get them at stores also. The flour I bought was a combination of ragi, barley, wheat, sago, fried gram, corn, ground nut, rice, moong dal, millet, cardamom, almond, cashew and dry ginger. That was such an impressive list, so I got a 200 gm pack. As this flour already has wheat flour, I didn’t add any to it. The recipe is really simple and is a butter based one. It doesn’t have any leavening and it is the type of cookie that melts in your mouth.
Ooty bakeries swear that only in Ooty, you can get the perfect varkis. There are different kinds of varkis available. The most famous is the nei varki, made entirely of ghee and is very flavourful.
Nankhatai is made with a mix of besan, semolina and maida which gives a nice flavour and crunch to the cookies. These are shortbread biscuits famous in India and Pakistan. The name is derived from Persian words, naan meaning bread and khatai meaning biscuits. In Afghanistan and Iran these are available as Kulcha-e-Khataye.
They are so much like the butter biscuits we get in bakeries here. The texture is because of the custard powder added in the dough. Only butter is used for binding so the cookies just melt in the mouth. And the flavour of custard powder gives them the bakery biscuit flavour.
I decided to use my Nankhatai recipe as the base. Having a bag full of Callebut, I have been enthusiastically using them in recipes, but I also treat them like gold. At first I thought of incorporating melted chocolate in the dough, but I was not sure how it would turn, so I just added it as a topping and went with a cocoa powder base for the dough.
These are semolina coconut cookies which doesn’t have flour in it. The word bolinhos is derived from Portuguese which translates into cakelets. These are crispy on the outside but very soft inside. And I felt like eating kesari in cookie form. They were absolutely delicious and very addictive. The preparation of the dough is quite different. The semolina is mixed with the other ingredients and left in the fridge overnight. This ensures that the cookies remain soft.
These are slightly heavier than the Marie biscuits. But still they make a wonderful base for cheesecake and tastes so yum with coffee or tea. The time I made these cookies, I was not on diet and so I was enjoying it along with my daughter. We had some biscuits dipped in coffee and the remaining went to become base for a cheese cake I baked then. The procedure is quite simple, but as most of the cookies, the dough is crumbly and a little bit tough to handle. But with little practice, you can nail these.
I hope you enjoyed this compilation. Do let me know what you want to see in the blog.