Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tutti-Fruitti Icebox Cookies & A Cream Creme Custard

Pushpa - Thanks for posting these lovely 'ICE BOX COOKIES'! Its been few months since I have been craving to bake these but never got around due to time , better late than never!
I got 38 lovely cookies, the most devoured ones, kids loved them and hubby was eating them away by dozens, of course, I snatched away half-dozen :D They got over within 2 days time, between just four of us!! KEEPER COOKIES!!

These are called icebox as the dough can be stored by way of freezing in a refrigerator for upto 3 days and can be cut and baked directly from the freezer!

Pushpa also mentions " We could use any dried fruits for this cookie. I have used a combo of dried cranberries, raisins, candied pineapples, dried apricot and glazed cherries in this cookie. I have also used desiccated coconut as a main ingredient to create a light and crispy texture." Link here for Pushpa's cookies.

Thankyou Pushpa!


1 cup maida
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup tutti-fruitti

Method :
Put the maida, baking powder and salt through a sieve and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg, beat well. Combine the flour, dessicated coconut and tutti-fruitti. Make a dough.

Divide into two portions. Shape into cylindrical roll and wrap in cling film , chill for minimum 4 hours or overnight.

Slice through the dough log with a serrated knife, slices should be thin. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment with enough space.

Bake at 175 deg C for 10 mins or until golden, they will look mushy in the centre, but harden on cooling. Allow to cool for ten minutes and store in an airtight jar!

I got an yield of 38 cookies from the above measure.

These marvellous cookies are ready to be devoured, bet you can't stop at one!!!

My craving for sweet speaks volumes through my posts! They outnumber the meals!!
On one such whim to have a dessert (Deeba, this happened shortly after reading your Panna Cotta-Strawberry Coulis post, I must admit!). I made the really simple custard with a ready caramel base, only had to add milk and stir for home-made satisfaction!!!

Have a scoop of this ROYAL- Crema Creme!!!


Asha said...

If you had made those cookies into hreat shape, there are plenty of events to send them!:)
Cream custard is also called "Flan" in Mexico and also called "Pannacotta", yummy to eat, isn't it?

Uma said...

Wow, they look so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Pooja said...

Yummy cookies.
it reminded me of the childhood days when we used to eat a lot of tutti fruity in various dishes... :)
thanks for sharing Purnima.

indosungod said...

cookies look delightful. Giving in to our sweet now and then keeps healthy, happy and wise :)

Seema said...

Cookies & custard looks yum!

Meera said...

Wow! Look at those cookies. I have lots of dried fruit - I think I want to make them too. i had kept them aside for that bread.
custard looks just perfect. very nice pictures too. Wonderful post.

Maya said...

Whoaaaaah !!! Simply superb is all I have to say for both the cookies and the custard Purnima..Talk about craving for sweets, I will top the list ;)..Never get tired..I am goin to try these cookies soon..Great with dried fruits n all...The custard looks superb. After a silence, the storm is blowing I can say looking at posts this week ;)..Just kidding...Good job..

Pravs said...

Both looks delicious.

shriya said...

The cookies and creme custard look so inviting and delicious.This makes an awesome dessert that kids and adults devour. Nice post. :-)

DEEPA said...

excellent cookies ....can we make with almond instead of tutti frutti!!!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

REally glad to see you baking so much!!! Its quite therapeutic!!! :0)

Sagari said...

beautifulll cookies purnima and love your custard too

niya said...

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bhags said...

Those cookis look really cute...i agree with Asha, a heart shaped cookie wud have been more fun

Happy cook said...

I should try these cookies and as you said can freeze them.
The fruits looks like gems

Alpa said...

The tutti-frutti cookies rock! These are my favorites from a small bakery in bombay - they make theirs with chopped cashews. yours look so delicious! i have bookmarked this to make.

Sia said...

my eyes are glued to the royal creamy custard :)

vimmi said...

Oh the cookies look so good. I don't bake but after having seen so many cakes and cookies, feel like starting.

Archana said...

i like the way you have presented the cookies. I have never made cooking making them into a roll, then cutting it out. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

Purnima said...

Dear all..paucity of time makes me thank all of you through one comment! Thanks for your lovely opinions and keep visiting!!

Maya said...

Purnima, made these today..A great recipe and I will be making them many more times..I cheated though, used a ready cookie dough ;)..My batch looked a little more browner than urs, but was very good tastewise..Thnx so much for sharing :)..