Friday, February 28, 2014

Pineapple thumbprint cookies


Pineapple thumbprint cookies



Ingredients (makes around 13 cookies)


all-purpose flour - 3/4 cup (1 cup size = 235 ml)
crushed pineapple mix - 1.5 tablespoon (made out of 4 -5 pineapple chunks of 1 inch piece)
baking powder - 1/4 tsp
salt - a pinch
unsalted butter - 2 tablespoon
granulated sugar - 3.5 tablespoon
vanilla extract or pineapple essence - 1/4 tsp


Method:


  • sift the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and keep it aside
  • in another bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar using a whisk for about 4 - 5 minutes
  • crush the pineapple chunks in a mixer and grind it to a coarse paste. It should not be too watery . the paste has to be thick.
  • add vanilla extract and crushed pineapple to the creamed butter mixture
     
  • mix it well using a whisk
  • add the flour mixture and mix gently to form a dough. the dough will be soft and little sticky. do not over mix.
     
  • if the dough is hard, you can add 1 tsp of milk and mix again.
  • once the dough is made, wrap the bowl with a plastic cling film and refrigerated it for an hour
  • line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • after an hour, make small balls out of the dough. while baking, the cookie will get expanded, so make small balls of 1 inch size
  • flatten the ball a little bit and press your thumb gently in the middle of the cookie 
  • leave enough space between the cookies while placing it on the cookie sheet as the cookie tend to expand
  • preheat the oven for 350 F for 10 minutes. Meanwhile refrigerate the cookies.
  • after 10 minutes, bake the cookies in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Usually it takes 10 minutes, so take it out when the cookie slightly changes to light brown color. do not keep it in the over for more than 12 minutes as it will burn the cookie
  • take out the cookie sheet from the oven and gently press the holes one more time using a tsp
  • let it cool down atleast for 30 minutes
  • once have the cookies have cooled, store it in airtight container.
  • You can fill the center hole with either jam or nutella 
  • serve with hot coffee or tea


I got this recipe from Shama's website as a part of potluck party, cyber style challenge organized by Jagruti


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