Karachi Cookies/ Tutti Frutti Cookies/Eggless candied fruit cookies
This is one of N’s favorite favorite cookies- from Karachi bakery in Hyderabad. I have tried various versions of it but when I baked, it was not that close to the original recipe. Finally, I found a easy recipe here. They came out so well that we finished all of them in 2 days!
Ingredients: (Makes about 25 cookies)
1 and 1 tbsp cup All purpose flour
1 stick of butter, softened, not melted on stove top or microwave.
½ cup of powdered sugar
½ cup candied fruit/tutti frutti
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
This is very easy to follow. Already there are 5 ingredients, right? Almost 5 steps,thats all.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add flour to the sugar slowly, mix with a spoon.
Add tutti frutti, vanilla essence, mix well. Do not use a mixer, but use your fingers to bring it together. Do not knead. Sounds tough, but the dough will come together. It tastes better if you use softened butter, so let it sit on the counter top for sometime to soften.
Now, roll up this cookie dough in a cling film. This helps to hold shape and cut later. Refrigerate for an hour(I did mine for 1 hr 30 mins).
After an hour, pre heat the oven to 365 F.
Slowly unwrap the cling film and cut the cookie dough into circles, about half inch thick. Line them on a tray with parchment paper and bake at 365F.
I baked my cookies for around 15 minutes, till the bottom of the cookies turned golden brown. As it cools, it hardens. So, do not wait till the entire cookie is golden brown.
Once you take the cookies out, let it stay in the tray for 2-3 minutes, then cool it on a wire rack completely. It stays good in a container for 2 weeks. But we finished ours in 2 days Serve it with hot tea or coffee. Or you can gobble it up every time you cross the kitchen like us
If you are thinking of holiday baking, this is a easy and tasty cookie to try!
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