Sunday, December 18, 2011

Eggless Fruit Cookies (Tutti Frutti Cookies) | Christmas Cookies

Been brought up in a christian institution during my school days and having my best friend telling more about christmas, to me the festival was very special. We dont celebrate christmas but I loved seeing the crib, xmas tree decorated and the stars lit up in each house. Last year I even tied up a star and enjoying seeing it every time I entered the house. Whenever I see a crib or a xmas tree, I make sure to stand a minute to admire it.
Eggless Fruit Cookies
Eggless Fruit Cookies Recipe - Ingredients
Recipe Source: Spice Club
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 cup (135 gms)
  • Unsalted Butter (at room temperature) - 6 tbsp
  • Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup (80 gms)
  • Tutti Frutti - 1/3 cup
  • Milk - 1 to 2 tbsp
NOTE : IF you dont get tutti frutti substitute with any dried fruit variety
Eggless Fruit Cookies
The moment I saw these cookies posted , I tried it the very same weekend and glad to have tried it as I enjoyed baking and munching on these cookies. When cut into slices these cookies take no time except for the freezing time but worth the wait as these cookies are so delicious.

Eggless Fruit Cookies
Method:
1. In a mixing bowl add powdered sugar and butter. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy - I used my whisk for this. Add maida, tutti frutti and mix well.
Eggless Fruit Cookies
2. Add milk to form a soft sticky dough. Lay a butter paper and roll the dough and form a log(dust flour if needed).
Eggless Fruit Cookies Step1
3. Wrap it with butter paper and freeze it for 40mins(Put it up in the freezer to make the dough firm) for 40mins. I made 2 small logs. Take the log out, and slice the dough with a sharp knife. Slice into slightly thicker slices as shown in the pic.Preheat the oven at 350┬║deg /160 deg C for 10mins.
Eggless Fruit Cookies Step2
4. I cut one log into slices and for the other log cut it with a cookie cutter(which was a bit difficult actually) - I wanted star shaped cookies so did it but its sure time consuming.Place the cookies on the lined butter paper leaving space between each cookie. Bake it at 160 deg C for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
Eggless Fruit Cookies Step3
5. Transfer carefully in a rack and cool it.Store in airtight container. I baked them in 2 batches - I baked the star cookies for 15mins and the log sliced cookies for exactly 12mins. Both the cookies were great but the star cookies were even more crispier.
Eggless Fruit Cookies Step4
My Notes:
  • My knife was not very sharp and had a wavy impression so the cookies were not looking smooth on the top as you can see, but tastewise no compromise at all. If you use a sharp and plain knife with no impressions, the cookies will look even more smoother.
  • Be very careful in checking the cookies after 10mins as the cookies tend to easily burn. Make sure to switch off when the edges start browning. It will be soft when taken out, will become crispier once cooled down.
  • If your cookies are ready sliced and is waiting for preheating time then keep the cookies in the fridge until the preheating time(No need to keep in freezer.)
  • Adjust adding milk to the consistency of the dough. The dough will be sticky so dust flour if needed while rolling them into logs.
  • It was time consuming using the cookie cutters , gathering the extras each time and then cutting it again. I would prefer the log and slice method, but then as it was for christmas special I took the extra strain of using star shaped cookie cutters.
  • I made the roll and sliced them slightly semi circle. You can make round shaped slices too.
Eggless Fruit Cookies
I tell you the cookies are very addictive, I kept munching on whenver I saw the cookie container and the cookies were over the next day itself. Hubby loved it too and said to bake these cookies again. The buttery flavour with the crunch in the tutti frutti tasted yummy.


Eggless Fruit Cookies
When I planned for Christmas recipes the first 2 I shortlisted were gingerbread men cookies and fruit cake.Somehow time had other plans for me so this year baked snowball and fruit cookies. But for sure will try gingerbread cookies soon and post it here as its like a dream for me to decorate them :)
Eggless Fruit Cookies
Written by: SHARMILEE J

75 comments:

  1. aaha, cant take eyes from the cookies.even i bookmarked a tutti fruti cookies from a blog.
    Now i feel i should try this awesome cookies. Have to search for tutti fruiti!!.Great work sharmi

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  2. love all the colors...the cookies looks adorable ! gorgeous pics....merry christmas in advance :)

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  3. I was waiting for the post, superb looking cookies, I love tutti fruity in cakes,this sounds even more awesome :) cute props and perfect pics!

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  4. TuttI fruity cookies are just perfect for the festive season ..... with the green and red color ! As a matter of fact anyone would luv having it any time of the year. Perfectly baked

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  5. Finally....Was eagerly waiting for this when I saw it under Coming up next ;) It was worth the waith heee....heeee...;) Gorgeous & addictive cookies Sharmi ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. Green and red...colors of Christmas in the cookies....perfect for the festive season..

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  7. Cookies look yummy Sharmi.. love the addition of tutti fruity as the colours are very Christmasy..:)
    Very festive and delicious..
    Reva

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  8. The red and green-perfect! Thanks for trying it and hope there is nothing left :)

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  9. Looks awesome..lovely and tempting cookies

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  10. My fav too.. looks so so yumm :) and perfect festive pictures.

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  11. Delicious looking cookies dear. Pics are wonderful.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Perfect Yummy Cookies... Nicely done and beautifully presented :)

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  13. Lovely cookies!! I am planning to prepare these cookies from long time..nice presentation dear..

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  14. colorful cookies perfect for the occassion

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  15. I m a big fan of tuti fruti...be it in d form of cake,bun,cookies or just as it is..I just love it...these cookies looks superb and so is the festive look of christmas in ur pics...:)

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  16. yummy and irresistible cookies..please grab an award from my space :)

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  17. Perfect Christmas cookie...loved them..

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  18. perfect and am all set for these.. i am making these..

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  19. very festive ! Making this sooon !

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  20. very tempting cookies.. pics are very nice...

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  21. Awesome...so beautiful and colourful cookies..
    will try for sure..thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

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  22. Lovely cookies and the star ones are simply adorable. Hope these make it to my event, you just have to use the linky tool..

    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR DECEMBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- COOKIES & CAKES

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  23. wow,awesome presentation. love these cookies :)

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  24. Cookies looks amazing and delicious,perfectly done..

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  25. Very festive n yummy cookies. Love the presentation.

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  26. Colourful cute cookies. Pls Do send them to lets cook for christmas red/green event@simply.food.

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  27. those are some absolutely perfect fruit cookies!

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  28. Sharmilee cookies look colourful and wonderful for the season
    happy holidays

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  29. delicious looking colourful cookies
    happy holidays

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  30. Colorful cookies. Must have been yummy.

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  31. These are looking really festive Sharmi..I am going to follow your recipe today as my kid has a school party tomorrow..glad you shared this.

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  32. Looks so yum n nice pics ...am to post this too :)

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  33. They look so colorful! Happy holidays to you sharmi

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  34. The cookies look so colourful and delicious.

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  35. what's the substitute for Tutti Frutti?

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  36. @Anonymous : You can use any dried/candied fruits and nuts

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  37. Hi, where can we buy tutti fruti in USA.

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  38. no need of adding baking powder???

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  39. @Anonymous : I am from India so not sure where we get tutti frutti in USA
    No we dont need baking powder for this recipe....

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  40. This looks like a delicious and energy-packed recipe. Thank you! I found your blog , It’s awesome.
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  41. Pls chk my post..hv made these goodies..

    http://lifewithspices.blogspot.com/2012/01/eggless-tutti-frutti-cookies-my-1st.html

    Thanks a ton..

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  42. hey sharmis.....just fabolous cookies............mouth watering....good job

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  43. Hi Sharmi,

    Tried these cookies yesterday and they turned out great!! It's difficult to stop munching on these- they are crispy & yummy. Can't believe I baked them myself :)
    Thanks-to-you !

    Tried your Almond oats cookies and they were tasty too. The recipe is simple & healthy!

    Many Thanks,
    Anusha

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  44. Hi,
    The biscuits look lovely!Can you tell me the amount of butter used in this recipe in grams?

    thanks
    kay

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  45. Hi,
    How do you form a dough in the shape of log?I'm not able to understand,can you explain it briefly?

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  46. @Poornima : After forming the dough just roll it cylindrically then shape it to on all sides to form a log...Hope this helps!

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  47. Hi Sharmi, thanks for posting this recipe dear really loved it, I have posted them today, do check it out when you are free.

    Priya
    http://cooklikepriya.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/fruit-nut-cookies-christmas-cookies.html

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  48. u have not added baking soda or baking powder to this. will they rise?

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  49. @Suradeep : These cookies do not require any rising agent...do try this and am sure you will like them

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  50. Hi...Is there anyway..I can make these cookies without a micro wave oven??

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  51. @Krish : No I am not sure of baking without a oven...

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  52. Baked these cookies today. They came out really good. Crispy and melting in the mouth:) Thanks for the easy and perfect recipe.

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  53. Baked these cookies today, Loved them!! Posted in my blog and linked back!!!

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  54. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoyed baking and munching :)
    Posted it today.
    Home Made Recipes

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  55. I tried these , with same ingridients and baking for only 15 min , but they turned out soft , even though they had started browning. Whtas the mistke that I might have made ? :( Please help.

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    1. Oh the cookies are soft while taking out but becomes crisp after cooling...Not sure where it went wrong, did you use the mentioned quantity of butter?

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  56. Sharmilee! Need your help! I tried out these cookies yesterday. They tasted great. But any time I try out any of the cookies the dough seems to spread out while baking and they become flat and shapeless :( Can't understand where I am going wrong. I use the same proportion as mentioned in the recipe and also froze the dough. Please help. I really want to bake some perfect cookies for my son!

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    1. If the cookies are not firm enough and butter is more the cookies spread out while baking....You dont need to freeze the cookies...just refrigerate the cookies and then bake am sure it will not spread out...

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    2. Ok thank you! Will surely try them soon and let you know how they turn out:)

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  57. Hi Sharmi jee. made the cookies today and it came out very well though I felt that the butter was more. Iam confused about how to measure 6 TBspoon of butter. Whether it should be measured in solid form or liquid form

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    1. Butter should be in room temperature not in melted form....

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    2. Thanks. Iam using amul butter which is commonly used as sandwich butter. Is unsalted butter different ?If it is different then let me know the brand name and where is it available. Please also let me know if I can use refined oil instead of butter.If I can use refined oil then how much is equal to 6TBsp of butter.

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    3. Amul butter is salted I guess.....I most probably use homemade butter.I just followed the orginal recipe so am not sure of oil substitute in this recipe....

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  58. I desperately wanna try these. Can you please help me out by telling me whether I can use amul salted butter and adjust the sugar. Also. I'll be very grateful if you tell me what microwave settings should be used to bake these

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    1. If you have microwave with convection mode you can follow the same instruction given in this recipe, just the baking timing alone + / - according to your oven

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