Sep 2, 2013

Almond And Orange Cookies

This month BM is a month long marathon means, we normally do this three days in a week every month. But this month we decided to do this for full month of course Sundays we are taking break. We have already done one month full marathon in April. This is little different from that, This time Valli decided to cook with Alphabets and with some themes. Means we have to cook our first recipe name starts with A.
almond cookies                                                                                    I have chosen my first weeks theme as Baking and my ingredient with letter A is Almond. Almond cookies recipe is in my cooking note book from long time. I have tried this recipe with chopped almonds (not powder) few times but didn't find much difference. Then I tried with a twist of adding orange essence to give flavor to this cookies. That was really wonderful but essence will give only aroma. Adding orange zest will give a wonderful aroma and taste to this cookies. When you grind almonds in to coarse powder that will give a crunchy texture to the cookies. The combination of almonds and orange make this cookies more delicious and interesting...
INGREDIENTS:--
Butter  ----  115gms
Sugar  ----  100gms
All purpose flour (maida) ---  155gms
Lemon juice  --- 1 tea sp
Orange juice  --- 1 tab sp
Almonds  ----  15 grind in to a coarse powder
Almonds  ---  10 chopped for topping
Baking powder  ----  1 tea sp
Orange zest  --  from one orange
                                                        
                                                           

METHOD:--
1. Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 10 minutes
2. Add butter, sugar, ground almond to a mixing bowl and beat it till soft ( can use a electric beater for this).
3. In another bowl take flour, baking powder, orange zest mix well.
4. Add flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture and fold the mixture gently
5. Add lemon juice, orange juice mix well and leave this dough in the fridge for 15  to 20 minutes.
6. Remove the dough from the fridge and shape the dough in to golf ball size balls, place them on a baking tray.
7. Bake for 15 minutes on 150 degree C.
Remove and cool
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25 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

very very yummy combo and lovely twist to normal almond cookies dear :) looks super delicious and yummm :)

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow Padma these look super tempting..like the addition of citrusy orange.must have given it a delicious and unique flavor.

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow Padma these look super tempting..like the addition of citrusy orange.must have given it a delicious and unique flavor.

Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious and quite addictive cookies,love to munch some.

Chef Mireille said...

look so good

Sapana Behl said...

Both are my fav ingredients and their combo must be wonderful...

Preeti Garg said...

Lovely biscuits... I have also post same recipes but only Almond cookies.

Foodiliciousnan said...

Orange zest and almond in cookies is a winning combo indeed. And you've given such a lot of variations and the difference in taste and texture. Love to read your posts Padma and I'm so glad to be back in BM action :)

Sreevalli E said...

Yummy cookies.. Just can't resist myself to grab one..

Janani said...

Wow what a flavorful cookies I love that orange zest kick to any cookies so yum nice to have u as a fellow blogger in this marathon .

Pavani N said...

Love those almond cookies.. They look so addictive :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely flaky cookies! Love the combination of Almond and orange flavors :)

Srivalli said...

Agreed padma, when I added orange juice to my cake and cookies in couple of the recipes, they turned out so well...these are looking so tempting..looking fwd to the rest of the series!

Priya R said...

I love the combination of these cookies :) so yum

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Another cookie recipe. Looks good.

Lubna Karim said...

Cookies look so yum, crunchy and perfect for the event....looking forward for this....

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

cookies are looking so irresistible.. love them!!!

Sowmya

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious looking cookies...

Suma Gandlur said...

Nothing can go wrong regarding these cookies, right? So adictive.

Padmajha PJ said...

Adding orange zest is a new idea! Good one Padma :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks delicious, i love the color you manage to maintain of the flours in your cooking or baking, makes them look neat and clean

Rajani S said...

The cookies look crunchy and so well done Padma..

veena krishnakumar said...

The cookies looks delicious and crunchy!!

Archana Potdar said...

Padma first let me congratulate you on this awesome header. Its well awesome. No other word comes to mind.

As for these cookies they are bookmarked.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Love this flavorful and tempting cookies..Very addictive too..