I hadn't celebrated Diwali the last two years due to my upheavel to America and back. So, this year I did the whole works - murukkus, sujee cookies, cornflake cookies, marble cakes and henna art on my hands and my girls', kolam and tea lights at the front door and shopping for simple Indian outfits for myself and girls...inviting family and friends for Diwali lunch and another lunch for my close friends. It was tiring no doubt but was quite fulfilling. I wanted my girls to have lovely lasting memories of Diwali. So, when they look back in years to come, wherever in the world they may be, they would remember Diwali at home fondly.
Ingredients (to make aound 30-40 cookies)
150gm sugar (this amount of sugar is fine - its not too sweet)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
300 gm all purpose flour
30 gm cornflour
60gm cornflakes, crushed coarsely
- Preheat the oven to 350deg F or 180 deg C.
- Beat butter and sugar till pale and creamy , roughly 10 mins.
- Add in vanilla essence.
- While still beating, add in the beaten eggs one at a time.
- Mix both the flours and then fold them in.
- Scoop out about 1 tsp of the cookie dough and roll into the crushed cornflakes. Do not mix the cornflakes into the dough! That's what I did first time round to save time and effort and the cornflakes became soft when the cookies were cooked. It didn't give a crunchy cookie effect.
- Transfer to a cookie baking tray and bake for 20-25 mins till golden brown.