Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rose Cookies

The holiday season is on and soon it is going to be Christmas. Love this season, especially here in Canada. It is so beautiful to see the houses and malls decorated and also the experience of a white Christmas. Simply amazing!!! This year I decided to start my Christmas sweets by making rose cookies first. This is something that I have tried for the first time. I remember my mom making this for us every Christmas and they were so delicious and crispy that most of it was over the minute she made it :)

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Makes: Approx. 50-60 rose cookies


1/2 kg all purpose flour (sieve and keep it aside)
1 tin of coconut milk
3 eggs (beaten well)
350 gms of finely powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
a pinch of salt
oil for deep frying

  • Mix the coconut milk and the sugar together in a bowl. Make sure that the sugar has dissolved well in the coconut milk.
  • To this add the beaten eggs and mix well.
  • Then, add the salt, vanilla essence, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder
  • Finally, add the all purpose flour little by little, thereby mixing the batter well with the spoon in order to ensure that no lumps are formed
  • The consistency of the batter should be neither too thick or too thin. If you find it too thick, you can adjust the batter by adding a little water to it.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and while doing that, insert the rose cookie form (easily available in the specialty stores) in the oil and let it heat simultaneously.
  • When the oil and the form is hot enough, take the form out from the oil and dip 3/4th of the form in the batter and quickly dip it in the hot oil moving it slightly. You will see the batter leaving the form.
  • Repeat the procedure again quickly and fry them for 3-4 seconds on either side and take them out and drain the oil from the rose cookies.
  • Always make sure that the form is hot enough before dipping it into the batter, else it won't hold the batter.
  • Crispy rose cookies are ready to eat.
  • Store them in an airtight container.

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