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.
|All Purpose flour (Maida)||- 1/2 cup|
|Baking Powder||- 1/2 tsp|
|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.