Thursday, March 7, 2013

BISCUITS AU BEURRE FAUX / FAKE BUTTER COOKIES

Biscuits au beurre faux
Do you know how I spend my time these days? I browse cookbooks and websites and drool over all the yummy stuff people create. And ask me what happens after that.Nothing! I feel full. I feel I've eaten everything. I feel happy and sad at the same time thinking I should have done something about it and write about it on my blog. See,I have a LOT of free time these days!
Biscuits au beurre faux
So during one such free time, I thought of searching for cookies. Found many pictures of them and everything looked like a modified chocolate chip cookie,to me. Either they were way too buttery or they had too much frosting or they had too much sugar or they made a lot of cookies. I don't know whether it's the butter or is the amount of refined flour or refined sugar in a recipe which turns me off. I really wonder how people,those people who makes sugary cakes covered with even sugary frosting (I've even read 8 cups of confectioner's sugar in a frosting recipe)live. Maybe they bake it for someone else.If so, how do they cut into it and show us the slice? Hmmm...too many questions and no answers to it. Well,now getting back to these Faux Butter Cookies. My search got modified into Indian cookies and it lead me to various blogs carrying similar recipes for butter cookies but Sum's recipe grabbed my attention.It made butter cookies without butter! Yes, without butter.It called my name and I baked it.We devoured it. Heaven was right in between my fingers then. Yum. It was totally yum.

BISCUITS AU BEURRE FAUX
Biscuits au beurre faux Yields 20 nos.

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar/ finely powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
Scant 3/4 cup vegetable oil

Method: Preheat the oven to 350F/180 C and line a cookie sheet.
In a medium bowl,whisk the dry ingredients together. Drizzle in the oil little by little until the dough looks crumbly, like a tart dough. Do not add any more oil. Form small lime sized balls and roll it out smooth in between your palms.It may look hard to roll but if the dough is made properly,it smoothens into perfect round balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheet,1inch apart from each other and bake for 15-18 mins. Mine were done at 17 minutes. Take it out and let them cool completely on a wire rack.Store in an airtight tin.

These are really really good and made me think of a cookie we get in a bakery in Kannur. They have a melt-in-the mouth feel and also have a soft powdery texture over it. It sticks to your fingers making you want to lick it off after the cookie is done with.So as soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I set them out to cool. When they were cooled, we both, Amma and Vaava thought of taste testing it. He absolutely loved it. No doubt about his Amma too.

So just now,before I photographed it,he woke up from his sleep and found the cookies sitting pretty in the bag. You will not believe the fuss he made until I broke one and shared it with him. He was at his best behaviour after that :-)
 

28 Comments:

pria said...

looks perfect dear. loved the way you explained Vava's behaviour.

Found In Folsom said...

Looks real simple too...can we make them in patty shape if they don't stick like a ball?

Pola M said...

They look truly amazing!

Ritu J Rose said...

Hey Ria... it looks amazing. Ur photo idea is splendid. Isn't it some thing similar to the Nan Katai?

Rani's gourmet said...

lovely post and beautiful cookies..

Priya said...

Those fake butter cookies are fantastic,just killing me.

divya said...

OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome dear :)

Zareena said...

Lovely and cute looking cookies without butter. Bookmarked this...

Jobin said...

its so easy to finish it.

Jaisha said...
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shelu sony said...

Loved it, loved it...n again loved it..:)

shelu sony said...

Loved it, loved it.. n again... Loved it..:)

Jaisha said...

Made this for tea dear, it was really a super hit! We loved it so much:) thax for sharing Ria..

lifescoops said...

Ria, I have been following your blog for sometime now and I absolutely love it. Love your recipes!! I also share the same passion - live, breath, talk and blog about food :) Congrats on being a mom. I have a 3 year old and I am also from Kerala :)
~Shema

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you, Shelu! You were so quick !

Ria Mathew said...

It depends on your Nan Katai recipe. Everyone uses a different one .

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you! Very happy to know that you relished it :-)

Ria Mathew said...

Yes, you can!

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you so much! :-)

Ria Mathew said...

He is quite funny ;-)

kausers kitchen said...

Wow they looks awesome, nice clicks dear. wud def try this soon.

kausers kitchen said...

Wow they looks awesome, nice clicks dear. wud def try this soon.

Chitz said...

Awesome clicks :)

myweekendfoodexperiments said...

Hey Ria! the cookies look delicious! Love the frame!

myweekendfoodexperiments said...

Hey Ria! the cookies look delicious! Love the frame!

Athullya Vinay said...

Ria, Yes! I've tried this and came out well...

Athullya Vinay said...

Ria, Yes! I've tried this and came out well...

feedyourtemptations said...

Ria...These cookies look awesome...will make them soon :)

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