Thursday, May 20, 2010

Honey Drop Cookies

Each country has a different name for a Cookie. In India and England they are called biscuits; in Spain they are called Galletas; and so on. According to culinary historians, the first historic record of cookies was their use as test cakes. A small amount of cake batter was baked to test the oven temperature. The name cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning "small or little cake". Biscuit comes from the Latin word bis coctum, which means, “twice baked”. That is some history about cookie that I got from the internet.

The recipe that I have here is adapted from the Kairali Cookery Show "Magic Oven" by Lakshmi Nair. It is a quick and easy recipe and very tasty too.

Honey

All Purpose flour (Maida)- 1/2 cup
Baking Powder- 1/2 tsp
Egg- 1
Sugar- 1/3 cups
Salted Butter- 3 tbsp
Honey- 2 tsp
Vanilla Essence- 1/4 tsp

1. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Also add a pinch of salt if you are using unsalted butter.
2. In another bowl, whisk the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
3. To the butter, add the egg and beat well.
4. Add in the essence and honey and mix well.
5. Add the sifted flour and mix well.
6. Pre-heat the oven at 300 degrees F.
7. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
8. Drop by 1/2 tsp of batter to the pan. Make sure you leave enough space between each drop of the batter as it would increase in size.
9. Bake for around 12-15 minutes until the cookie is golden brown.

When you take the cookie out of the oven, it may be slightly soft at the center. But as it cools it would become crispy.


This recipe will yield 30-35 cookies. My son loved it and the entire box of cookies vanished in no time! It is a quick recipe and a keeper.

45 comments:

  1. Very lovely cookies they are. Love to try it.

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  2. i like your post i love these cookies there are delicious

    thanks for recipe

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  3. quick and easy...looks crisp and great wiht cup of coffee

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  4. The cookies have come out so perfect, no wonder they vanished so fast.

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  5. love honey so am sure this will taste awesome..lovely cookies fathima

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  6. Oh man .. u have got it so perfect .. this looks super thin and looks too good .. just 3 tbsp butter for 30 cookies, I would love to try this ..

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  7. looks delicious..feel like having one...and very nicely presented too.

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  8. So thin and yummy to look at. Wonderful color too.I watch Lexmi Nair's program on YouTube, love it.

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  9. Oh Faitma these look so wonderful. Perfectly baked. Definitely going to make these tomorrow. Very tempting clicks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Wow..Honey Drop cookies look so delicious

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  11. The cookies look really good and I loved your 1st click :)

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  12. Wow those cookies looks so crispy and yummilicious dear :)

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  13. Awesome..Awesome..looks so yummy and excellent click

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  14. Looks so crispy n crunchy.. And perfect too :)

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  15. Fathima..Honet drop cookies, peru thanne kidu..Looks yummo!!BEautiful clicks and presentation

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  16. Hi Fathima,

    cookies looks soo tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing!!

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  17. wow really delicious cookies..very nice pics..

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  18. Wow!Awesome cookies! Perfectly baked.....

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  19. Beautiful cookies!! Super easy to prepare and delicious too..

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  20. Woww wat a cute and elegant cookies...superb work!!

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  21. That's really beautiful and perfect cookies dear!

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  22. Gorgeous Cookies Fathima...Will try it soon..

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  23. crunchy munchy cookies...As you said no wonder they vanished so quick

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  24. Hi Fathima,
    We have an award waiting for you at our space. Please do stop by to collect it. Have a happy weekend!

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  25. iam going to try this one day...

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  26. Looks superb, lovely clicks and the recipe is too good:)

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  27. Cookies looks crispy, yummy and perfectly done. Thanks for your wonderful recipe.

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  28. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog!!..please collect it!

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  29. Cookies look wonderful and so beautifully captured on camera.My 1st visit here you have awonderful space.Following you.Do drop by simplyfood sometime.

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  30. looks wonderful... cookies perfect aayi vannitundu... did u change ur blog layout? it looks really good... and nice pic too

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  31. crispy crunchy cookies.perfect :)

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  32. Cookies looks elegant..your boy has got awesome tastebuds...actually I don't mind to have it right now..:-)

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  33. Looks great..perfect cookies dear.

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  34. wow that looks delicious..
    thanks for commenting on my other blog...i would prob even forget to spell romance after we have kids:(

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  35. These sure are very gogrgeous cookies and htye seem the crucnhy kind , which i sure do love!!!

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  36. Hi Fathima..good to see a fellow Mallu blogger.I follow Lakshmi Nair's show too and I remember hurriedly writing down this recipe.Cookies have come out well!!

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  37. Aww how good is tat...lovely cookies.
    Hey Fathima, came across ur beautiful space..m a fella food blogger from down under.
    U hv a real good recipe collection.
    will be back.
    Cheers,
    Chetana
    www.myrecipegalore.blogspot.com

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  38. I particularly like the first photograph of the cookies. Really gorgeous.

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  39. Is the temperature in degrees?

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  40. Hello, is the temperature mentioned in Fahrenheit?

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  41. Reva, temperature is in Fahrenheit.

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  42. Hey Fathima , thanks. My cookies turned out a little on the cakey/chewey side, though they tasted good. Wonder why...am new to baking...:(

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  43. Reva, could be cause of the oven temperature... try it next by increasing the temp or may be baking the cookies for some extra time in the oven.. Thanks for letting me know ur comments!

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  44. Hi, have you ever try not to use any sugar and replace it with honey? How much honey do you put on it?
    Thank you

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    1. Ophie,

      I have never completely replaced with sugar with honey. I think you could do that. Just do the taste test for the batter for the quantity of honey and give it a try. Let me know how it comes out.

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