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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Take a break and try these unique cookies for a change

Here is a lip-smacking cookie recipe that you should definitely try over the weekend.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
May 16, 2020 9:33:07 pm
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For all those who have taken to baking these days, it is always a good idea to keep exploring new recipes. Among the easiest recipes is mini cookies. The cute cookies make for a child’s favourite and are liked by adults too. So, if you are in the mood to try something new, here is a simple recipe from MasterChef India runner-up Chef Neha Deepak Shah that’s won our hearts. Take a look.

Miniature Lemon Vanilla Cookies. These are the cutest cookies that you’ll ever see. There are two parts to this recipe – the golden lemon cookies and pink vanilla piped cookies.

Here is the recipe

Lemon and Vanilla Cookies


1/2 cup + 1 tbsp – Maida
1/4tsp – Baking soda
A pinch of salt
1/4 cup – Softened butter
1/4 cup – Caster sugar
1/4tsp – vanilla extract
1/4tsp – Lime zest (lightly grate the top skin)

Tip: You can use powdered sugar too but then take it by weight.

1 tsp – Milk (just to bind the dough)
Creaming – Cream the butter and sugar for three to four minutes until it has combined.

Tip: You can also just do this using your hand. You don’t have to use a whisk.

Tip: In case you don’t have vanilla, you can add cinnamon, cardamom, orange zest, coffee as flavouring.


*Mix the maida, baking soda and salt in a bowl and then add this to the butter-sugar mixture and combine it.
*Do not over mix the dough. Add milk to combine and bring the dough together.
*Divide the dough and make them into balls and freeze it for 30 minutes.

Piped Cute Flower cookies


1/2 cup – Softened butter (112 grams)
3/4 cup – Maida
2tbsp – Corn starch
6tbsp – Powdered sugar
1/4tsp – Vanilla extract
1/2tsp – Beetroot puree or red Piped Cute Flower cookies


*Cream the butter and sugar, add vanilla to this.
*Add the beetroot puree also to this.
*Add the maida and corn flour to this and give it a good mix until it has combined.
*Pipe it on the lemon cookies and bake at 160 degrees c for 7 to 8 mins depending on size.

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