Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beet Cardamom Cookies

The earlier beet cookies I tried were not that pink but were perfect tastewise.So I decided to make the already bookmarked beet cookies from Neeta Mehtas book which looked perfectly pink.The cookies turned out as delicious as the previous ones and much more pinker.Only change I made in the actual recipe was the use of powdered cardamom in the cookie dough.

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Caster Sugar: 5 tbsp
Butter: Softened: 1/2 cup
Beet Puree: 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powdered: 1/2-1 tsp

Preparation:
Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy.Add in pureed beets and beat again till you get a pink mix.Add in flour + cardamom powdered into this and knead well to form a soft pink dough.

Take spoonfuls of dough and place it in a lightly greased baking sheet.You can instead fill a piping bag with this dough and then pipe out to your choice of patterns/shapes.I simply took 1 tbsp of dough,shaped it into a ball ,flattened it and then placed it in the baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 8-10 minutes till the bottoms start browning,but the centers are still soft to touch.Take out of the oven,cool the cookies for 5 minutes in the baking sheet and then let them cool completely in a wire rack.

The cookies were perfectly pink though not as crunchy as the previous cookies.But that could be because I did not flatten them that well.Ones that were more flatter than the others were crunchier.The cookies were tasty as expected and the cardamom went well with the beets.You can also replace the beet in these with spinach puree for getting green cookies. Also you can replace the butter (atleast half of it) with beet puree itself as fats can be replaced with fruit purees (the best choice in this case being beets itself) and make the cookies low fat/fat free.

18 Comments:

Tina said...

Wow pretty cute cookies....

jayasree said...

I had bookmarked your earlier beet cookies. Now seeing this I am sure I am going to try it soon.

Pretty pink beauties...

Ambika said...

Wow, that is so innovative. I love the beautiful coolor of the cokies :)

Priya said...

Very cute cookies, lovely pink cookies CL!

Cham said...

The pink color and cardamom flavor feel like having some...

Ann said...

Very creative and looks lovely too

Superchef said...

love the colour of this!! just a quick question..once its baked do they still retain the beet flavour or is it just the colour?

egglesscooking said...

Neat idea Sweatha. Carrot puree would be good too. I can't wait to try these cookies.

Anonymous said...

nice idea...pretty colour

Anonymous said...

nice idea...pretty colour

Superchef said...

thanks for the clarification..now it makes sense :)

Suparna said...

beet cookies at their best! lovely colour and simple recipe too, thanks.
TC

sowmya.s said...

what a pretty colour..looks yumm..

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks soo cute and attractive colour.

Vaishali said...

I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't seen the pictures-- who would've thought you could make such pretty cookies with beets? Love them!

VS said...

Wow cookies with beet - interesting. Looks nice!

shahana said...

wowww!!!!yummy cookies

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh beet in cookies sounds interesting and very beautiful color sweatha.

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