Monday, April 4, 2011

Eggless Saffron Pistachio Cookies

Crunchy, aromatic, perfect for tea cookies. I don't know what came to my mind today, I just suddenly got up and scanned my pantry. Then I picked a few ingredients, mixed those up and baked these delicious cookies! You can also call these cookies- Fusion Cookies!! Why? Because apart from the 2 dominant flavors...Saffron and Pistachio; these cookies have orange and vanilla too....And trust me these are going just so perfect together!


These cookies are so easy and breezy to make. Took 10 min to mix up everything and 12 minutes to bake the cookies! 






















Here is the recipe (Click here for printable version)

                                                             
 Ingredients:

1 cup less 2 tbsp- all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp- corn starch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp- dried or fresh orange zest
6 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp saffron essence
few strands saffron
few chopped pistachios- for ganish



Method:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla and saffron essence.
3. In a bigger bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently making a soft dough.
5. Make small balls and flatten them a bit in-between your palms. Arrange on the baking try keeping some distance in between balls.
6. Now garnish by adding pistachio and saffron strands to the center of each flattened balls.
7. Bake for 12 minutes in the pre-heated oven. Let cookies cool for a 3-4 minutes before removing from the tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Is your kitchen filled with aroma already? Mine did....:))


Enjoy!!

24 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here....

Cookies look awesome

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kitchen queen said...

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Priya said...

Beautiful cookies Vaishali. I so want to try these now...

Priya said...

Gorgeous and adorable rich looking cookies..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious cookies...pass me some:)

Tiffany said...

How crazy! I made an eggless saffron cookie the other day too! Also, last year I made a saffron cookie with pistachio and orange and chai... I called them memory-scented cookies. Great minds think alike! And your cookie is very beautiful!

Prathima Rao said...

Wow...Truly indulgent cookies & looks so inviting!!
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Elegant and fantastic looking cookies... So so good... yumm..

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Evan @swEEts said...

These must smell wonderful while baking.. so many fantastic flavors in one little cookie!

Prathibha said...

Those cookies look beautiful n delectable dear..

Mina Joshi said...

These cookies look great!! I love the fact that it's an eggless cookie recipe. Congratulations on making the FoodBuzz Top 9 recipe!!

Sandy @ Everyday Southwest said...

What an elegant, "grown-up" cookie. I'm going to try making these for my niece's wedding shower... they will be perfect!

Lisa@ Tarte du Jour said...

Beautiful cookies! I love pistachio in anything so this is right up my alley. Your photography is stunning.

USHA said...

Cookies looks so perfect and delicious....yummy/.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wonderful cookies...lovely flavors going in...eyecatchy n inviting pics..mouthwatering closeups....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wonderful cookies...lovely flavors going in...eyecatchy n inviting pics..mouthwatering closeups....

Haddock said...

That looks real crunchy and inviting.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Love the cookies, very nicely made.

Suman Singh said...

first time to your blog..you have alovely space here with great collection of recipe..happy to follow you.
Those cookies look amazing and perfect..great pics too!

Torviewtoronto said...

soft delicious cookies looks wonderful

briarrose said...

So lovely. Pistachios are like bacon...they make everything better. :)

Gulmohar said...

Pistachios are my fav nuts and saffron makes this irresistible :-)Great combo ,Vaishali

Sharmilee! :) said...

Saffrona nd pistachios thats an awesome combination...cookies have come out perfect

saffronstreaks said...

wonderful and soft cookes , melt in mouth kind. love your food styling and pics

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