My Dhaba's Rock Cookies
When we saw the theme “A Virtual Cookie Swap” jointly hosted by IMBB-SHF, we were so excited and wanted to participate with the ONLY cookie that we have so far made at My Dhaba. There was scarcity of time, but hope we have finally made it through. Thank you IMBB-SHF team especially Jennifer and Albiston for this wonderful theme.
Here is our most favorite and one and the only cookie – the My Dhaba's traditional homemade rock cookies.
Bringing the ingredients together…
My Dhaba’s rock cookie recipe
Butter – ½ cup (at room temperature)
Sugar – ½ cup
Self-raising flour or maida – 1-1/2 cups
Egg - 1
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons (or orange juice – 2 teaspoons)
Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
Raisins – 10-15 (optional), lightly fried in ghee
Cashew nuts – 10 (optional), lightly fried in ghee, broken into quarters
Cinnamon - 1/2-inch piece stick (optional), powdered
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Method: Cream butter, sugar, and egg in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour, salt, lemon juice, vanilla essence, baking powder, raisins, cashew nuts, and cinnamon powder. Refrigerate the mix for few minutes if needed to make it firm. Preheat oven to 160 degree celcius. Shape into lime-sized balls, sprinkile some sugar on the top, press down slightly, and place on a lightly greased pizza tray or cookie sheet allowing enough room for spreading. Bake for 10-15 minutes on convection 160 degree celcius or till the edges become slightly brown. They are quite nutritious and tasty – one of our 4-yr-old taste taster Adarsh’s favorites too :-). Serve the cookies towering in a big pile on the table and enjoy!
Here is one more closeup picture of the rock cookies which we had made at My Dhaba few weeks ago. Hope you like those.
Add-on announcement: My Dhaba team requests you to vote for "My Dhaba's Rock Cookies" by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org stating "My Dhaba's Rock Cookies" are my favourite".
Thank you very much in advance for your vote in favor of our Rock Cookies. Enjoy and have fun. Cheers!
VK Narayanan, Chef de cuisine, My Dhaba