Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Eggless Kesar Pista/Saffron Pistachio Cookies

Eggless Kesar Pista/Saffron Pistachio Cookies


Saffron and Pistachio /Kesar pista is a combination made in heaven. I personally adore this combination and love to make kesar pista Milk shake, Kesar Pista Ice cream in summers, Kesar Pista popsicles and many more desserts with this awesome twosome combo..:)

This time I thought of using this combination little differently and make cookies. I had kept the ingredients simple to maintain the flavor of saffron and crunch of pistachios.

The end product was to die for cookies. If you love Saffron and nuts, you are going to love these cookies. Perfect blend of Flavor and aromatic ingredients bind together to give perfect melt in mouth cookies.

I have earlier shared my recipe of Saffron Cookies (to Read Please click here).

This recipe is little different, so let’s begin..

Ingredients
-          ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
-          ½ Cup Powdered/icing Sugar
-          1 and 1/4 cup Plain Flour/Maida
-          ½ Cup Vanilla flavored custard Powder
-          3 tbsp of milk (warm)
-          ¼ tsp of saffron strands
-          ½ tsp of baking powder
-          ¼ cup chopped pistachios

Process
1.       Pre Heat the oven at 180 degrees C, Take a bowl put together milk and saffron strands and lets it rest for a while.
2.       In a big bowl take together butter and Sugar and beat them well, till a creamy and fluffy mixture is formed,
3.       In a separate bowl take flour, Custard power and add baking powder to it before you go ahead and mix the flour to the sugar.
4.       IN a mortar and pestle try to grind saffron strands for maximum flavor and color.
5. To the butter mix, add saffron milk and whisk nicely together.
6. Once done combine dry and wet ingredients and using your hand mix them 
well.
7. Add chopped Pistachios (Keep Few Tbsp for garnishing) and mix everything well. 
8. Please ensure not to knead the dough like that of chapatti dough. 
9. Rest the dough for 10 mints. in Freezer or 20 Minutes in refrigerator .
10. Once done, on kitchen platform smooth en the dough a little and then start rolling it.
Cut the cookies in desired Shapes.
11. Garnish them with some Chopped Pistachios before popping them in oven
12. Bake the cookies on pre heated oven for 15 mints. + After 15 mints keep an eye on them on their color to identify it’s done...

Your Cookies with Royal Indian Flavors are ready..:)

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