Egg less malai or milk topping cookies.
A very easy to make cookie. Perfect for kiddos.
You don’t need baking powder, soda, butter or ghee/clarified butter to make these delicious cookies.
Need only 3 ingredients in equal quantity with little cardamom powder or vanilla. Use the flavour of your choice.
I adopted the recipe from Nita Mehta’s cookbook.
I made one with whole wheat flour and added little red colour to make it attractive.
And white one is made with all purpose flour.
Milk topping or malai – 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour/atta or all purpose flour/maida – 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder or vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon
Almonds or cashew nuts ( split into two) – as require
Grease an oven tray and keep aside.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
Mix malai and sugar lightly. Sift atta or maida.
Add the maida or atta and cardamom powder or vanilla to the malai mixture.
Add flavour of your choice. I used cardamom powder. Knead lightly to form a soft dough.
Form round balls and flatten slightly. If the dough is too soft and difficult to form balls keep it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes and then shape them.
Place the balls on oven tray 1” apart.
Place almonds or cashew nuts on each cookie. You can sprinkle little cardamom powder on each cookie too. I didn’t.
For red colour cookies added little red colour in the dough. Flatten the dough on a plate to cut hearts with a cookie cutter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Or until the edges of the cookies are golden and the top still whitish.
Remove tray from the oven and quickly and carefully lift the cookies off with all knife. Keep them to cool and become crisp.
Enjoy with tea or coffee.