Sunday, December 10, 2006

Its Party Time.....

Its that time of the year again. Prepartion for Christmas presents and parties....chilling winter nights, having friends and family over for dinners, sharing of your best recipes with your loved ones and exchanging presents......Isn't it??? In my Christmas party, for my American friends, I am gonno makes some mouth-watering Indian dishes and some cookies and cake-rolls for the dessert. The cookie recipe that I am going to share with you today is my "Blue-Berry Muffin Tops". You must be wondering how did I came up with this name, "MUFFIN TOPS"? When I made these for the first time, my husband said, they are soft like cake and one of my friends 'J' said, they look as if you have made muffins and cut their tops off. Then she said, why don't you call them 'Muffin Tops' and thats how we came up with this name. Try it in your Christmas party and you will be surely securing some wonderful compliments for yourself.


Makes 18 Cookies

Ingredients:
All-Purpose Flour (2 Cups)
Baking Powder (1 1/2 Tsp)
Salt (1/4 Tsp)
Sugar (1 Cup)
Butter (1 Cup, Soften)
Egg (1, At Room Temperature)
Milk (1/4 Cup)
Vanilla Essence (1.5 Tsp)
Blue-Berry (1 Cup)
Almonds (1/4 Cup, Roughly Chopped)
Pistachios (1/4 Cup, Roughly Chopped)


Method:

  1. Mix the above 3 ingredients together, keep aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla essence untill it becomes creamy and all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Now add the mixture of dry ingredients, in butter-sugar mixture, 2 tbsp at a time.
  4. It will start becoming hard, so keep on adding a little bit of milk in between.
  5. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula, making sure that everything is mixed in well.
  6. Now, fold the blue-berries, almonds and pistachios in the mixture. Freeze for 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven at 350F. On a large baking sheet, with the help of a large ice-cream scooper, scoop out the prepared cookie dough on the baking sheet, keeping each scoop at almost 1.5 inch apart.
  8. Bake for 25 -30 minutes. They will become golden-brown around the edges.
  9. Serve them warm with chilled vanilla ice cream.

Tips: Use craisins along with pistachios instead of blue-berries and they will be more Christmas like. Always use a cold baking sheet for making cookies, they will come out perfect everytime.

10 comments:

James said...

Thanks for that great recipe i love baking before christmas thay usually go a treat on christmas eve. Good luck on your bell-pepper rings recipe.

Vini K said...

Wow Nidhi,you made it to the top!many many congratulation,my dear friend.Hope you win the cookery contest too.

Hmm,muffin tops look nice.Maybe I will try this one since I have some frozen blueberries leftover.

Asha said...

You are right,it's party time! Guess what's coming in my blog:))

Cookies look great.YUM!!

Great to hear the 2nd place.Good luck.

swapna said...

wow nidhi

great recipe.liked it.i will definitely follow ur recipe.
and CONGRATS to u .good to know that u are in the 2nd position.dont worry u will come to the 1st position....best wishes....

Trupti said...

Great Job Nidhi...and I love Muffin tops, I always eat the top and give the rest to someone else (hehe).

Gonna go and vote for ya now!
Hope you make it to the top!

Trupti

Gini said...

That looks really good. Have to try it.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi.Im a new visitor to your blog.I just cant wait to eat them .Thanks.Will try this very soon.

Seema Bhat said...

Nidhi:
Congratulations and celebrations lalalalalalala...thats me singing for your on your success for your bell-pepper rings recipe.

Seema Bhat said...

ooops Nidhi I forgot to mention one more thing . These cookies look so very tempting and I so much wanna make it for the weekend.Could you suggest me if I can use anything else instead of blueberries as i dont wanna run to grocery shop now but still so much wanna make it
Thank you sooooooo much
Seema

Nidhi said...

Thanks James...Please keep visiting.

Thanks Vini, Please do try it and let me know if you liked them...

Thanks Asha, are you also making some mouth-watering cookies???

Thanks Swapna, try these muffin tops and enjoy...

Thanks Trupti...I glad to know that you liked them.

Thanks Gini, try these..

Thanks Dr Soumya, try them and please do keep visiting.. :-)

Thanks Seems, Thanks a lot for singing for me.... :)I have also left a comment on your blog regarding what you can use to substitute blueberries...Check it out.