Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Suji Cookies


Peanut cookies, pineapple tarts, chocolate chilli cookies and today, let me show you the way to these suji cookies which does bring back memories on how, back then, my whole family would sit in a straight line and help mum to make. Interesting and fun. Mum made the dough, we chopped the cherries, lined the baking tray and rolled the dough into tiny balls. Simultaneously, we threw a few of the unbaked balls into our mouth while mum will be busy opening and closing the conventional round oven to check if cookies are already nice and crunchy. Unforgettable memory, Diwali/Deepavali/Festival of Lights is never complete without suji cookies, we too looked forward to making. 

However, over the years, age has taken a toll on mum. We too have down-scaled on grand Deepavali or even for other festivals (Ulunthu Vadai, Rice Vadai, Mango Sticky Rice & Semolina Ladoo). These Suji cookies were baked, not for any other reason, perhaps to walk back down memory lane and also for gripping back my forgotten hands-on experience. That's it. I made just a small batch because gone are days when kids are enthusiastic about helping mums. They love the social media attention, some of course are busy studying for their best future or whatever they are busy about. So, it had to be me, myself and I. By far, these suji cookies are slight different, in the sense that I used semolina/suji flour (Sujee Cake), whereas the rest are pretty much the standard ingredients. Ghee, self-raising flour, semolina flour and castor sugar, and cherries for beautifulness. More sugar or more ghee, that's basically up to you, but remember, these days many are quite particular about overly sweet cookies, the key tip in making is that dough must come together so that you can pinch and tightly rolled into small cute adorable darlings.   

Ingredients
1/4 cup ghee or butter
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup semolina flour
1/4 cup castor sugar
Cherries - chopped . 
Method
Except for cherries, combine all the ingredients. 
Mix together to form a dough.
Pinch bit by bit and roll into small balls. 
Place the balls apart from each other on baking tray lined with baking paper.
Press cherry on each ball. 
Bake at 160C for 20 minutes or till cookies are golden yellow.  
Trend alongside "nava-k", possibly on every other social media please! Your support is my rocket success. Thank you everyone. 

Related articles

Kindly Bookmark and Share it:

25 comments:

  1. Wow looking so yummy I love it <3
    www.homesweethome.in

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are on roll, Nava!! Loving this baking phase on your blog :)
    As for the cookies!! I sure am going to try them :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow Nava . Looks you are on the baking spree. Loving all your recipes

    ReplyDelete
  4. Are these man Khatai.. !!!!
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, you are a good baker too!! all rounder! =)

    ReplyDelete
  6. well made colorful cookies, love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This biscuits are there in my to do list. when i will do i dont know. When i saw this in my reading list i was super excited to see your biscuit,. Yours turned out perfect. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  8. hmm many things can bring our memories back to childhood.this is one among that for u i guess.colorful cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  9. these look so easy and so crunchy... always cookies of childhood do give a smile... keep the baking recipes coming... loving it...

    ReplyDelete
  10. wow, so attractive and cute little cookies....

    ReplyDelete
  11. When I was a kid, I would dig out the cherry on top and eat that first :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. How pretty are these, I love that they are so small!

    ReplyDelete
  13. cute looking cookies with such a simple recipe, i'll try for sure :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. They look so tempting & cute, can't wait to try it soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. They look perfect, even I remeber eating dough when my mother use to make sweets.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love family recipes. They always make the recipe priceless. Like this one. Simple yet so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love these cookies, they look very delicious and exotic :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    ReplyDelete
  18. They remind me of nan khatai, the crispy cookie I used to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely cookies, looks so cute and yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. absolutely delicious and mouthwatering

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow. Just look at those dainty cookies so delish. I am sure they going to melt in mouth..

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just 5 ingredients!!! Its that easy to make... they look so cute !!! Love your family recipe

    ReplyDelete
  23. i tried this to the dot for deepavali :-) . Taste was nice but it didnt turn out as pretty as your picand was a bit flat. Next time will add a bit more flour to hold it up together and reduce the soogee. Also i found , the soogee if used the finer one should come up better. Super simple recipe, will let you know how it goes after tweaking it.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...