It has been a very tiring day, baking cookies for Diwali can be very tiring especially if you do it in big quantity all by yourself but that's the fun part of it. Would be nicer if the whole family can participate in baking but my husband and my brother are too busy with work and couldn't help me baking. My brother helps me to get the ingredients from bakery suppliers near his work place.
Okay now let's get back to today's cookies, this is a very popular cookies among many of us in Malaysia especially my husband. I took this recipe from Kak Ita's blog Masam Manis, it tastes so good and you will definitely stick to this recipe if you are making it again. You have to follow the exact ingredients used for this cookies to get the taste but for vegetarians you can substitute buttermilk for egg.
150 g of ghee
100 g of butter
100 g of castor sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 egg yolk ( I used whole egg)
100 g cornflakes (ground fine)
100 g corn flour
50 g of semolina
280 g all purpose flour
Whisk all the ingredients listed in A
You don't have to beat until fluffy just have to mix it well
Add in ingredients B and C one by one and mix well
Knead well the ingredients and mix coloring if you like, I have used
a few drops of red coloring on one part and original for another
To get a standard size I have weighed the dough to 7g per ball, you can
even flatten the dough and cut using preferred design
Arrange the semolina balls in baking tray and bake at 170 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the balls and your oven requirements, mine call for 150 degree for 10 minutes
Roll the baked cookies in icing sugar and place in small paper cups for better presentation
Our Semolina cookies are ready to be served now
Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!
I'm sending this post to Love2Cook Malaysia's Event Deepavali Delights 2012