Monday, March 17, 2014

COCONUT CHERRY COOKIES

We had just  begun to settle down when its suddenly time to move on.  A sudden transfer for my husband called for us to pack our bags and move to a beach city.  Dar es salaam is  so different from Nairobi.  Nairobi is a beautiful town full of natures bounty, things that I love - huge big trees all around and lovely beautiful flowers in all, I really mean ALL colours and variations you can imagine.  I miss Nairobi real bad, but am trying to settle down.  Looking for whatever is best in this new city.

But I guess thats what life is all about.  When you think you've reached your destination, God wants you to see some more.  I was not ready to move but had to.  Leave friends back and look for new ones.  New purchases, a new house. I look forward to new beginnings.  Even though Dar es salaam is not as developed as Nairobi, with malls and shopping centers are cropping up everywhere.  I still want to experience the same thrill which I felt when in Delhi and new malls meant more choices in shopping about 15 years ago.

As we move on, am sharing this simple but delicious cookie recipe






Ingredients :-

2 cups - maida
1/2 tspn - baking powder
a big pinch - baking soda
a small pinch - salt
3/4 cup - vegetable oil
1 - egg
1 cup - sugar
1 tbspn - vanilla essence or cherry essence 
1/2 cup - dessicated coconut
some glazed cherries - halved (as per requirement)

Recipe :-

Preheat the oven to 180 deg cel
Mix the dry ingredients except the coconut well
Now in a separate bowl take the oil and beat in the egg till light and fluffy
Now add the sugar and beat well
Add the essence and beat well
Mix this liquid into the dry ingredients
With your hands mix everything together. 
If the dough is too dry or not coming together add in some milk (at room temp)
Grease a cookie sheet and make some balls of the dough and flatten them on the dessicated coconut
Top each cookie with a halved cherry
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Dont let it brown

You will get about 30-32 cookies

2 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Wish i get a bag of these incredible baked goodies, scrumptious cookies.

traditionallymodernfood said...

Yummy cookies:) glazed cherry add richness to the cookie