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