Eggless Almond and Custard powder cookies


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These cookies were inspired by Fauzia M Afif’s custard cookies. I initially thought of going the same way but by the time I pinged my hubby saying I’m planning on making them he was like- “just custard cookies ” and here I would sincerely like to mention that when it comes to his regular food my hubby prefers the simplest the best. But give him snacks, midnight munchies or dessert (which he is not so fond of) he is nowhere near simple. So I thought of adding almond essence and then garnishing with finely chopped almond with a hope that it might click. I kept my fingers crossed till he was back from work, served it with tea, and was actually relived to get the nod from him. This might not be the perfect version but it is quick , delicious and sure is a hit. Did I forget to mention in the whole drama that these are egg less? Well I used milk to bind the flour so the cooking time stretched a bit extra but the texture is almost same.

Preparation time- 10 minutes

Cooking time- 20 minutes

Ingredients-

Custard powder- ½ cup

All purpose flour- 2 cups

Butter- 250gm

Castor sugar- ½ cup

Almond essence- ½ tsp

Finely chopped almonds – ½ cup

Milk – ½ cup

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Method-

Mix custard powder and flour in a bowl. Cream sugar and butter along with almond essence in a separate bowl, once the sugar is incorporated mix the flour mixture. Work on the dough by adding tsp of milk to bring the dough together. Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare the baking tray. You can use baking sheet / parchment paper or grease it with simple butter and sprinkle flour on it. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and using a cookie cutter cut as per desired shape. Place it on the tray, sprinkle the almond on top of the cookies and seal it off by brushing some milk carefully on the top and the edges (this gives the golden brown color). Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Published by Richa Bhargava Mitra

A food enthusiast who finds cooking a stress buster. A core Rajasthani married to a Bengali, my kitchen is always happily churning out dishes covering both the states as well as many other experiments including all things sweet :) Baking has never been a part of my growing years and messing around in the kitchen schedule. Primarily because baking without egg never seemed like an option...why ? Well this goes wayyy back. I am a Bhargava who are strictly vegetarians by choice and religion. Hence no onion, garlic , eggs etc can even enter the house..forget the kitchen. But growing years of every generation had their share of baked goodies which always had eggs. My Grandfather ( Mother's father) used to assist in a bakery during his college days in Rawalpindi..this was before India's independence and hence all the bakeries etc were British. My grampa still swears by the taste of all the amazing patisseries and almond milk etc. My mother had her share during her Convent school days and so did I. For my father there was a twist, by the time he grew up his mother had allowed onion and eggs in kitchen ....yippeee. But then eventually every one grows up and the religion factor comes into the picture. Hence till date at my Mother's place no onion in the kitchen. But i married a bengali who was nowhere near to be a vegetarian. So after many... failed, not so successful, will do, oohh good, disaster, can you keep the taste consistent, too much salt and loads of patience i have finally managed to start cooking the way dishes are supposed to be. Hence my blog focuses on baked goodies, vegetarian Bhargava food and Bengali food that i have learned from my husband and In laws. Not to miss the name SweetJaw as i cannot stay away from sweet ..not in any form but i guess cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, Indian sweets in fact any things that is either baked, deep fried, and has chocolate , icing sugar is bound be the best. So my blog's name is shamelessly SweetJaw

7 thoughts on “Eggless Almond and Custard powder cookies

    1. I think pudding mix is different from custard powder. As it is a bit dense as compared to custard powder the quantity might differ if u use it instead if custard powder. I believe custard powder is available in US by bird’s in tin packing 😊

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