Both are quite similar however addition of a drop of Jam brings a twist in the taste. I said my daughter ” I am going to prepare cookies” and since then she was quite excited and followed me till the end of baking. Oh! Yes..she helped me with her continuous commentary and in between tasting the dough :P. I used various cookie cutters to get different shapes, so that she really enjoys while eating them and learns about the shapes too. These are just stories behind the scene during her summer vacation. Here is the easy recipe of custard cookies.
Custard Cookies / Mango Flavoured Custard Cookies
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2 cups
Custard Powder (Mango) – 1/2 cup
Cooking Butter – 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup
Milk – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking Soda – a pinch
Salt – a pinch
Preheat the oven at 160 degree C for 5 minutes. Line a baking sheet with butter paper. Now melt the butter and add the powdered sugar into it, cream the butter. In another bowl take all purpose flour, custard powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix them well. Now add the creamed butter into dry mixture and knead a dough. While kneading the dough you may require milk so add 1 teaspoon at a time and use the milk as per your requirement. Do not pour all the milk at a time. When the dough becomes smooth in nature allow it to rest in refrigerator putting in a covered container for 20 minutes. Take the dough out from refrigerator and roll out using a rolling pin. Do not roll it too thin, keep a thickness of half centimeter. Now using cookie cutter cut them from rolled out dough and place them on lined baking sheet. Now baked them (use both top and bottom rod of OTG) at 160 degree C for 7 to 8 minutes. Allow them to cool and store them in air tight container.
N.B: You can yield 28 to 35 cookies from this above measurement. Again it depends on the cookie shape, size and thickness of the rolled disc.