February 14, 2011

Sugar Cookies

Simple sugar cookies to win the hearts of kids..even elders too...


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour/maida

1/2 tsp baking pwd

1 pinch cardamom powder

1 egg

1/2 cup melted butter

3/4 cup sugar

pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper/foil.

Sift salt, flour and baking pwd and keep aside. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approx 3 mts. Add cardamom powder and egg and combine well. Add the flour mixture, mix until well combined. Refrigerate dough covered with a plastic wrap for an hour until firm enough to roll.

Remove half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 “. Keep turning the dough as you roll. Cut out desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to the baking tray.

Place the baking tray with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for 10-15 mts to chill. This prevents the cookies from spreading and losing shape while baking.

Make any of the decorations below or simply sprinkle sugar over them. Bake for about 10 mts till the edges are slightly toasted or till done.

Cool on a wire rack. The cookies will harden. Repeat with remaining dough.

Cool completely. Store in airtight containe



Place some chocolates in a bowl and keep it over boiling water to melt them. Dip edge of spoon or fork into the melted chocolate and decorate over the cookies just before putting into the oven to bake.


Make a ball out of the cookie dough and slightly press them to form a circle shape. Slightly make a dent in the center of the cookies; fill with jam and put into the oven to bake

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