Monday, 11 November 2013

Asyas Eid Cookies

This recipe was given to my mother from a very good friend of hers who unfortunately passed away soon after. She was such a talented cook. It was never enough to have one of anything when it came to her cakes or cookies. During the Eid celebration, people normally go visiting family and friends, and most of the time, you dont go empty handed. So these cookies were given to us during Asyas visit to us over Eid. These cookies, were among one of a variety of home made pieces of art that she made. Peanut lovers, will love this cookie recipe! 
Asyas Eid Cookies
So here is what you need

·         125g butter
·         1/2 cup icing sugar
·         1 eggs 
·         1/2 tsp baking powder
·         3/4 cups cornflour
          Vanilla Essence     
·         Flour accordingly

·         Apricot jam
·         Red food colouring
·         Egg white
          Peanuts (toasted and coarsely chopped in a chopper. 

Mix all the dough ingredients together. Add flour bit by bit. The dough should become firm and smooth. Not too hard though! So once you have a smooth dough ball, leave it to relax in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 

Roll into small circles and place a dent in the centre of each.
Dip into the egg white then coat the outside with the peanuts.
Bake in a preheated moderate oven Gas Mark 5 ‘til golden.

For the filling, mix about 2 tablespoons of apriot jam with 1 or 2 drops of red food colouring. Finally, fill the centre  of the biscuit with the jam filling. And there you have it. A delicious 

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