Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saltish Zeera Cookies

Saltish Zeera Cookies ( Cumin Seeds Cookies ) ... A great alternative to sweet biscuits. Lightly sweet ... just melting in the mouth.

Saltish Zeera Cookies
Recipe by Sara Riaz ( ARY Zauq )

Makes : 36 cookies

Ingredients :
  • 120 gm.  unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp.  sugar
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 2 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200 gm.  all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp.  baking powder
    Method :
    • Sieve flour and baking powder together in a bowl, keep aside.
    • In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt till light and fluffy.
    • Add cumin seeds and only 1/2 of the beaten egg to it. Beat well again.
    • Add flour to the butter mixture and mix gently with your hands to get a smooth dough.
    • Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
    • Preheat oven at 180 C. Line a baking tray with butter paper / aluminum foil.
    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is ( 1/4 inch ) thick; prick with a fork. 
    • Using cookie cutter, cut into required shapes. Place it on the baking tray.
    • Brush the remaining egg on top of the cookies. Sprinkle cumin seeds on top. 
    • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. 
    • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.Store in an airtight container.

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