Apr 8, 2015

Chand Biscuit

In the third day of this baking marathon, I am going to treat you all with a special cookie from Hyderabad. Yes this cookies are well known as Chand cookies because of it's shape. When I was a kid a person with a big glass jar filled with this cookies use to stand outside of our school gate. And use to shout biscoot, that time he use to sell each cookie for.. I think 10 paisa. After that these cookies are sold for 25 paisa then 50 paisa I think now it is sold for 2 rs I think, I am not sure!!!. But still today when ever I visit Hyderabad I make sure to visit Karachi bakery to buy this cookies. Then I search for the recipe for this cookies and find the recipe here . These cookies are a all time favorite at home.
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INGREDIENTS:---
All purpose flour   ----  200 gms
Butter   ----- 125 grams
Milk powder   ----   10 grams
Baking powder  ----  1 pinch
Sugar powder   ----  75 grams
vanilla essence   ---  1/2 tea sp
Salt  a small pinch
                                                            

METHOD:----
1. Cream butter and sugar powder in a bowl
2. Then add flour, milk powder, baking powder, vanilla essence and mix well to make crumb like texture.
3. Knead it for a wile to make soft dough.
4. Now take a rolling pin and roll the dough in to a 1/4 inch circle.
5. Now cut with a round cookie cutter and cut them in to half moon shape(crescent shape)
6. Pre-heat the oven at 170 degree C. for ten minutes and bake this chand cookies at 170 degree C. for 15 minutes.



20 comments:

Suma Gandlur said...

Padma, are they butter biscuits / venna biscuits? I am guessing they must be wonderful and love the crescent shape.

Srividhya said...

Great shapes. Love the chaand carving

Usha said...

You got the perfect chand shape. Nice recipe

Suja Ram said...

The cookies look fantastic Padma. Can feel the crunchiness through the pics..Cute Chand shape.

Pavani N said...

I've seen these biscuits many times in bakeries back home, but didn't know that they are called Chand biscuits. Thanks for sharing the recipe -- they look like they'll melt in the mouth. Good one.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Sinfully delicious cookies.. Wow these look super cute too... Bookmarked..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very delicious looking and cute biscuits.
Deepa

Ruchi Indu said...

I too have prepared the same cookies for this baking marathon :) yes and I loved these.

vaishali sabnani said...

Padma the biscuits look so nice, the chand shape is perfect, and i am sure these are melt in the mouth kinds.

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, this chand cookies makes me nostalgic, love this melt in mouth cookies to the core.

Rajani S said...

These have a lovely shape.And I think these must be specialfor you since it has some associated childhood memories :-)

Harini-Jaya R said...

The chand biscuits which I tasted in bakeries had a mild cumin flavor. These look fantastic.

veena krishnakumar said...

cute looking chand cookies

Priya Srinivasan said...

10 paisa per cookie, now we can't even see 10 paisa!!! cookies look beautiful!!! you have nailed the shape padma!! :)

Kalyani said...

Grandmother used to make these Chand biscuits in a savoury version .. You brought back so many memories for me through these !! Lovely ....

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

The cookies look super cute and love the name of the cookies as well. Feels so dreamy :)

Srivalli said...

Lovely shape and the cookies must taste awesome!..very good recipes padma..I must say you could've changed this theme to Hyderabad series..lol

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Cute shape cookies!!These looks super yummy ..

Archana Potdar said...

Padma these biscuits are new to me. I am loving them they are so beautiful.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Never came across chand cookies but they look so inviting...