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Christmas is just around the corner and so, we share with you some yummy Indian Christmas Cookie recipes to make the holiday season all the more enjoyable. Happy baking!
Christmas, a time to get you rolled up in the blankets, a time for great hot food to relish, truly a time to celebrate life. Though India has a minority population of Christians, this festival of joy is no longer limited to any sect or community. It is widely celebrated as a time for some mouthful of yummy baked confectioneries and as a time to rejoice and go merry.
These are some of the try-at-home Indian Christmas Cookie recipes prepared from some basic ingredients from various parts of India. So go ahead, try them out this Christmas season and have a ‘Merry Christmas’.
Love is in my tummy
Tina Dawson is the person behind this wonderful website about plant-based foods. She, being a food photographer, stylist and a writer has brought to us a deep-fried cardamom flavoured cookie. It is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and is truly a cookie to try this Christmas. It is prepared by mixing the all-purpose flour, rice flour, cardamom powder, baking soda, egg, butter and vanilla to get a sand-like mixture. After giving the beautiful shape to it with the help of a fork, the Kal Kals are deep-fried to get this delicious Christmas cookie.
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Hilda’s Touch of Spice
Pronounced as ‘Bolinyas’, this is a fusion recipe and has a Portugese-Goan origin. They are crisp from outside and soft coconut-like from inside, a perfect tea-time partner for all seasons. Though the procedure is a bit elaborate that takes 2 days with overnight refrigeration of the batter, it is definitely worth it. The batter is made out of suji, maida, coconut paste, sugar syrup, eggs, baking soda, baking powder and cardamom powder. Check out the recipe below for this authentic Christmas cookie from Goa.
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Chitra’s Food Book
Also called Achappam in Malayalam, it is a very popular snack from South India. What makes it unique is its mild sweetness and the flavour of coconut milk. Chitra has come up with the eggless version of it while still preserving the authentic taste. The recipe mainly involves rice flour, maida, powdered sugar, cardamom powder, water and coconut milk. The fluid batter is deep fried with the help of the rose-shaped moulds. The crucial steps that one needs to follow is that the mould needs to be hot enough before frying, the consistency of the batter has to be proper and one should be careful when removing the roses from the mould after frying.
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Cook with Smile
Spicy, crispy, slightly sweet and delicious biscuits by Smitha are a perfect tea time snack for Christmas. All you need is all-purpose flour, butter, curd, sugar, green chillies, coriander and curry leaves. The ingredients are mixed carefully step-by-step to form a dough. It is then rolled to make a smooth chapatti and cut with a cookie cutter. Finally, they are baked at a proper temperature and voila, delicious golden cookies are ready for you to have with your family during the Christmas holidays.
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Indian Healthy Recipes
These biscuits are not only tasty but also healthy as they are made of ragi, which is a super healthy ingredient for your kids. You got to thank Swasthi for these delicious cookies made out of desiccated coconut, ragi flour, all-purpose flour or wheat flour, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. The ingredients are mixed in appropriate proportions to make a dough. Final step is baking for just 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven and one gets these brown cookies that can be relished by the whole family.
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Veg Recipes of India
Nankatai is a great way to start the Christmas season as it is everyone’s favourite. Dassana Amit has introduced a healthier version of the conventional Nankatais made out of all-purpose flour or maida. These biscuits are eggless, prepared out of some of the basic ingredients like wheat flour, besan, butter, sugar and spices like cardamom, saffron and nutmeg powder. One can create any kind of designs on top of them with the help of various moulds or forks. Dry fruits can also be decorated on top of them. So, savour them without getting worried about the maida you are eating.
Swetha has come up with such an innovative and interesting recipe to try on festive days. So, all the cheese lovers- this one is for you. The main ingredients are wheat flour, maida, chilled butter, grated cheese, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milk, black pepper powder and olive oil. The prepared dough is rolled and cut in the desired shaped before they are tawa-fried on slow flame to get the golden crispy upper crust. Gift some of these to your relatives this Christmas and see the twinkle in their eyes when they have these delectable cookies.
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Tutti-frutties, are loved by all kids and is a delicacy which is bound to make your Christmas all the more bright. All the basic ingredients of cookies like flour, sugar, baking powder, etc. along with some milk, cashew powder and of course tutti-frutties are given the form of dough. The refrigerated dough is then baked to give flaky and yummy cookies, which one can store for a month in air-tight jars. One can also gift a packet of these Christmas cookies to family and friends.
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Cooking with Sapana
These are melt-in-the-mouth, soft and delectable cookies made out of wheat flour and gram flour with the twist of orange juice in it. The dry and wet ingredients are mixed separately before they are mixed together gently and baked to give cracked golden brown biscuits that get finished after minutes of serving them. So, bake them and serve on the table with your favourite Christmas snacks.
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Batter up with Sujata
Sujata has brought these lovely, mildly spiced healthy Christmas cookies with oats and whole-wheat flour. Though she has made them with only caraway seeds, she has mentioned about other spices like chilliflakes, dried fenugreek leaves, mint leaves, etc. that can also be added. So mix all the ingredients, bake them to perfect consistency and munch on the health bites whenever you want.
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The recipe is very much similar to the above mentioned cookies with all the basic ingredients of baking with the added ingredient of suji or rawa. Raisins are decorated on top of each of them before baking, to give a perfect cookie finish to it. Thanks to Geeta, for giving us such an appetizing cookie recipe.
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So, surprise your friends and relatives by showing them the baker in you with these simple yet tasty and classic Indian Christmas Cookies you can definitely try at home. You can try them well in advance before the Christmas season arrives and store them in jars. Merry Christmas !!
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