Sep 7, 2013

Elaichi - Chai Cookies ( Cardamom and green tea cookies)

E for egg less or elaichi or what else.. For the first week of this month BM. I thought of giving importance to the main ingredient. That the name start with the particular letter of the day. Means today's letter is E so the main ingredient is Elaichi (cardamom). I wanted to make some cookies with elaichi flavor, then thought of giving a small twist. I have some green tea leaves at home which I got from Ooty. I heat the tea leaves for a while and grind in to powder and add that in the cookie dough. When I thought of making this recipe I don't know how that will turn and how they are going to be taste. Because I never use tea powder in cooking other then making tea. 
elaichi- chai cookies INGREDIENTS:---
Melted Butter -- 200 gms
Icing sugar (powder sugar) ---- 150 gms if you like can add other 25gms sugar
Baking powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Maida (all purpose flour) --- 200 gms
Salt a pinch
Green tea  ----- 15 gms powdered

Elaichi (cardamom)    ----  1 tea sp powdered
METHOD:--
1. Preheat the oven in 250 degree C for 10 minutes.
2. Mix melted butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till it turn in to a creamy texture.
3. Then add flour, salt, baking powder, elaichi powder, green tea powder and make a soft dough. This dough should be like chapathi dough.
4. Grease the baking tray with little butter.
5. Make small balls out of the dough and slightly press to make them little flat, place this cookies in the greased baking tray.
6. Reduce the oven heat to 150 degree C and place the cookie tray in the oven, bake the cookies for 10 minutes
7. After 10 minutes remove the tray from oven now these cookies are soft so let them cool on a wire rack for some time then store this aromatic cookies in a air tight container
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22 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very nice n crispy one...

Manjula Bharath said...

elaichi chai cookies look super soft an flavor full cookies dear :) Must say you are very creative !!

Preeti Garg said...

perfectly baked and look so yum..

Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious cookies, looks fantastic and very attractive.

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful cookies

vaishali sabnani said...

These cookies look fantastic. .I love their color. .green tea and cardamom have given it a super exotic flavor..I am sure they must have tasted wonderful.

Srivalli said...

Those cookies surely look great, how was the taste?

Manu said...

Looks delicious Recipe.

Sapana Behl said...

Perfectly baked cookies ! Love the idea of green tea in it..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

elachi cookies are look perfect!!! should have tasted awesome!!

Sowmya

Harini-Jaya R said...

That is an interesting twist to cookies but I am interested in the taste. How was it?

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Great innovation in your cookie recipe. I am sure they taste as good as they look.

Sreevalli E said...

Yummy cookies.. They look flavorful..

Padmajha PJ said...

Love the color of the cookies. Definitely trying them out soon.

Rajani S said...

I can imagine how great the house must have smelt when you were baking these! Heavenly, it must have been...Great cookies :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Fabulous cookies Padma. Adding tea leaves directly in the dough is completely new to me. Quite interesting...

Pavani N said...

Such a flavorful cookies.. yumm!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very flavorful cookie recipe!

veena krishnakumar said...

Must have been very flavourful...delicious!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks like you have some melt in mouth kind cookies there.

Foodiliciousnan said...

I love cardamom cookies. These are so cute and perfect size to pop into the mouth. I'll add some fine chopped pistachios to this. Can't wait to try!

Archana Potdar said...

Love the twist in the cookies Padma. These are right up my street.