Tutti frutti seems to be the spotlight of Indian Christmas baking but I'm not a big fan of it. Am I the only one or do I have any company? But I must agree that these brightly colored sweet tit bits make the dish look prettier and exciting. So I was planning to bake something with these and planned to make eggless tutti frutti cookies. Recently I've been baking and experimenting a lot as I have dived into a new venture and I've been enjoying every bit of it. To know more and support me click here! So as a part of experimenting I tried these eggless cookies and voila they turned out too good. This recipe is fuss fee and mess free too. You don't have to cream butter and sugar you don't have to chill the dough either. It is such an easy peasy recipe that even beginners can try their hands at. If you are looking for some easy eggless cookies to gift your dear and near ones, then bake these, enjoy and be merry :)
INGREDIENTSPreparation Time - 5 minutes
Baking time - 15 to 20 minutes (depends on the size and thickness of the cookies, mine took exactly 20 minutes, they were about 1/4 inch thick)
Makes 7 to 8 cookies
- All purpose flour / Maida - 50 grams
- Sugar - 30 grams (app 2 tablespoons)
- Custard powder - 10 grams (2 teaspoons)
- Salt - A small pinch
- Baking powder - A pinch
- Milk - 3 teaspoons
- Melted Butter - 2 teaspoons
- Tutti Frutti - A tablespoon (Use as needed)
- Preheat an oven to 175 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
- Mix flour, sugar, custard powder, salt and baking powder together in a bowl.
- Then add melted butter and mix it well with flour.
- Now add milk and make a dough out of it. It will be slightly sticky. To this add tutti frutti and mix well. (I made some plain cookies too as am not a big fan of tutti frutti. So you can either make plain ones or add tutti frutti. Its all optional.)
- Now pinch small balls out of it and flatten it into cookie shapes. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment/butter paper and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the sides turn slightly brown. The time depends on the size of the cookies so check after 10 minutes to see if it is done. (You can optionally refrigerate the dough if you feel that it is too soft. When the dough hardens a little remove it from the refrigerator and shape it as you wish. With or without refrigeration there would not be much difference)
- Initially the cookies will seem soft but after it completely cools down it will harden. Once it cools down really well, store in airtight containers. (If your cookies are still soft even after cooling down completely bake for a few more minutes)
TIP 1: Take care to store the cookies in an airtight container immediately after it cools down to retain its crispiness.
TIP 2: Adding tutti frutti is completely optional but make sure that you do not load too much of it as it will impart too much moisture into the cookies.