Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cinnamon Cookies - My First Cookies

I baked Cookies for first time, and it came out okay. it got crispier texture out and little crumble texture in. But we all liked it a lot. I was not so dare enough to try chocolate cookies or choco-chip cookies, as this is the first time, fearing that it would not turn good. Using Cinnamon was also easier, the flavour and taste was really good. so any first time bakers reading this, Just go ahead with Cinnamon cookies, if you are baking cookies for the first time.
I referred lots of website's and took bits and pieces from each recipe. and now presenting what i did.

cinnamon flat cookies

Ingredients: (10 -14 cookies)

1. All Purpose Flour /Maida - 1 1/4 cup (10 oz)
2. Sugar - 1/3 cup
3. Butter - 100gms
4. Cinnamon - 1' stick
5. Egg - 1
6. Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp's
7. Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
9. Salt - a pinch

Method:

1. Bring the Butter to Room Temperature.

2. Grind the Sugar and Cinnamon to fine powder.

3. Beat the Egg with Vanilla Essence and keep aside. (Give a pulse in your mixer)

4. Mix salt, baking soda and baking powder to the flour and sift the flour twice.

5. Beat the Butter and Sugar. I use hand mixer and beated it for about 2 minute's.

6. After Beating Butter and Sugar, add Egg-vanilla mix and mix well with a wooden spoon.

7. Add Flour and mix with the wooden spoon very slowly.

8. The cookie dough will be very soft now, so cover the dough and refrigerate it for 1 hour.

9. After 1 hr refrigeration, cookie dough gets firm and now its ready to get baked.

10. Line Baking Plate with Baking sheet. apply pinch butter on four cornours of baking plate, before lining with baking sheet, this keeps the sheet unmovable. I would recommend double lining, if you want your cookies little browned at the bottom.

11. Pre-Heat the oven to 350F / 180C.

12. Rub your hand with some flour and take a small ball of cookie dough and flatten in on baking sheet. likewise place cookie dough balls with enough space for it to expand on the baking sheet.
with fork make some designs if you wish.
i gave very little space and ended with many shapeless cookies.

13. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes and see, if the edges got browned, if not, bake it for another 2 or 3 minutes.

14. Cool them completely for about 15 minutes and then shift to air tight container.

Melt some chocolate and drizzle over the cookies and cool it for a while.

It was so perfect for Tea. My first cookie impressed us a lot.

cinnamon cookies with tea

These Cinnamon Cookies are leaving for Monthly Mingle - High Tea Treats hosted by Aparna.
Glad on joining them on tea party with my first time cookies.

Friends Please Help me on how to get crispier texture on cookie, and any suggestions on how can i improve? Love to hear from you all.

25 comments:

  1. Hi Lavi! Congrats on your first cookie bake. The cookies look nice dear. It's always good to go safe the first time.

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  2. they look perfect and delicious..

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  3. Looks crispy and crunchy, liked the 2nd pic and those lines on those cookies, looks great!!

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  4. They looks so good, I think I should visit you for tea:)

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  5. Congrats on ur first cookie bake!! Its a true pleasure.. when u do something for the first time...

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  6. They Looked Perfect and also taste was good, but it was not much crispier sowmi):

    It was not that Crunchy sharmilee): Thanks for mentioning dear!

    Thaks for your warm compliments SSM:) I would keep on asking doubts on photography, during our tea time, is it okay?

    Yes it was a Pleasure sandhya, never imagined that i will bake cookies, thanks to blogging!

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  7. I too felt the same here Lavi, had a great time :)

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  8. Perfect cookies for a first timer!! They look yummy Lavi!!

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  9. Congratulations! I baked my first cookie not very long ago and know it feels great.

    I wouldn't know how to make crisp cookies with eggs. I always make mine without eggs (replace it with a tbsp of milk) and they come out nice and crisp.

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  10. They look great for your first time! Baking is such a science, It's good to keep trying and learning... My first cookies were horrible! Now they turn out good. I look forward to seeing more cookies from you :)

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  11. Congrats ur first cookies turned out prefect Lavi..

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  12. Looks perfect for the first itself and love the cinnamon flavor.... looks good and perfect evening snack :)

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  13. Cookies look perfect Lavi and doesnt look like a first timer. One tip which I follow while baking cookies: i shape the cookies into reqd shapes and then refrigerate them along with the cookie sheet. This way it retains the exact shape while baking.

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  14. hmm..they look nice...glad that ur first attempt is really fruitful...

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  15. Cant believe this as first time.. it has come out perfect !!

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  16. Great looking cookies,Lavi:)I love the marks on them....

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  17. These look sooo good! Hard to beleive that this is your 1st attempt :) Delicious.

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  18. Wouldn't have guessed these were your first cookies!
    Thanks for joining us for High Tea.

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  19. Cookies are looking delicious and nice. It seems that it would taste great with tea.


    green tea

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  20. Hi, I have Bajaj 2800 TMC OTG and i tried my hands on baking cookies and bread.. Somehow it just doesnt come right, the bottom gets burnt and the top remains half cooked.. dont understand where am I going wrong.. Please help

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