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Merry Christmas !! With Sweets & Eggless Cookies !

Eggless Cookies
     These have many names like Russian Teacake, Mexican wedding cake, Swedish Teacake, Italian Butternut, Butterballs, Snowballs…I guess the list will go on as these are one of the most favorite and traditional holiday/Christmas cookies. Its interesting how with the same ingredients the name of the recipe varies by the region. Just like the Indian festivals are not complete without a deep fried sweet, the American holiday season is not complete without a cookie. So had to make one!! Traditional Russian teacakes use pecan as these are also called as pecan balls (another name !!!). I’ve used almonds (have a 4lb bag lying in my pantry) and if you’ve noticed my previous posts, most goodies are topped with almonds! Try using any other nuts of your choice and am sure these melt in mouth cookies will always be a hit !!

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar (confectionary)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup nuts, roasted, chopped
1/8 tsp salt
some sugar to roll the cookies

Preparation Method:
1. In a bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence to make light and fluffy cream.
2. Sift flour and salt and add to the above butter mixture. Mix.
3. Add in the chopped nuts and combine to make a soft dough.
4. Pre heat oven to 400F.
5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls or cookie shapes and bake at 400F for 10 – 12 minutes.
6. Once cooled, lightly dust with confectionary sugar if required !!!

Eggless Cookies

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Baking Time: 12 mins
Makes: 15 – 18 cookies
Note: I over baked a little so that I could get a light brown color, otherwise these are off white in color.
 Eggless Cookies (3)
                                                 
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

22 comments:

PJ said...

These cookies look divine! and so perfect for the season too :)

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey one more christmas surprise frm u...this cookies luk yummm..

SE(Denufood) said...

Hey PJ Thanks..do try them..these are very easy!!..happy holidays !

SE(Denufood) said...

@Siddhi...thanks..I guess no more surprises till new year :-) Happy Holidays !!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so good and perfect..really delicious and wonderful click...happy holidays and happy xmas to you and your family..have a great year ahead filled with lots of love and happiness...

Silpa said...

Merry Christmas!! looks so tempting

Cham said...

Merry Christmas and perfect cookie!

BangaloreBaker said...

They look yummy.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely cookies, merry Xmas to you.

Tina said...

Cookie looks perfect...Happy christmas

Spice said...

Hey, made these the other day.....love the simplicity of these cookies.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, eggless cookies look awesome:)

So does the rose achappam, indeed its a very hard dish for me...yours has turned out perfect, love it.

Merry X-mas and Happy New Year.

Priya said...

Wow cookies looks pretty and elegant..Merry xmas wishes to u and ur family..

kothiyavunu said...

cookies looks so perfect & awesome..niceclick...wishing u & ur family happy xmas!!

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice and perfect is what I would say about this..nice clicks..

tasteofbeirut said...

I like these simple and tender cookies so much with a cardamom-scented tea! Have a great holiday from Beirut. Take care
Joumana

Joanne said...

It is amazing how many cultures have this exact cookie. Perhaps it is a testament to how delicious they are? Yours look fabulous.

Merry Christmas!

Kanchan said...

Perfect christmas cookies !!!

Gulmohar said...

Wonderful cookies...hope you had a great X'mas :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Dea..!!
Hope you had wonderful holidays...
cookies look perfect and yuumy yumm!!!ooh!!

Karine said...

I wish you a Happy New Year!

your cookies are gorgeous :)

Yasmeen said...

Very festive cookies.My best wishes for 2010 :D

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