Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cornmeal Sugar cookies

Off late, I have become a big fan of corn meal. So much so that, I have ended up with 3kilos of corn meal lying in my pantry now. Earlier I used to use cornmeal only to bake breakfast muffins. But now, I am looking for other recipes that uses corn meal. I have quite a few recipes listed now. This recipe,however, appealed to me the most. I found this recipe on epicurious.com.
The recipe seemed simple and easy to put together. But despite all this,I never thought that the cookies would turn out this perfect. I was pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong. The cookies were incredibly light, buttery with the zest of lemon. This recipe is surely for keeps and I'm sure I will be baking this often.


Cornmeal cookies recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Baking time- 20mins
Makes- 20 cookies

Ingredients:
All-purpose flour-2/3 cup
Yellow cornmeal- 1/4 cup
Cornstarch- 2 tbsp
Salt- 1/4
Unsalted butter- 1stick or 8 tbsp, softened
Confectioners sugar-1/3
Pure vanilla extract-1/2tsp
Milk- 2tbsp
Grated lemon zest- 1tsp
Granulated sugar for sprinkling

Method:
  • Mix the All purposee flour, Salt, corn meal and cornstarch in a bowl
  • Blend the butter, lemon zest, vanilla extract, milk and the confectioners sugar in  a food processor until creamy
  • Then add the flour mixture and pulse until the dough just comes together.
  • Scrape out the dough on to a floured surface and knead for two mins
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thickness.
  • Cut out as many rounds as possible using a cookie cutter and transfer to an ungreased baking sheet
  • Reroll scraps and cut out more rounds.
  • Sprinkle sugar granules on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15 to 20 mins or till the edges are browned.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool. 
P.S- I have tweaked the recipe a little bit by adding milk. You can omit this if you want to. Happy Baking :)

18 comments :

  1. Never had or tried corn meal cookies..thanks for a fantastic idea n recipe :)
    They look perfect n melt in mouth kinds :)


    US Masala

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  2. 3 KG !! that's a lot of corn gurl :) These cookies are baked to perfection .. beautifully done.

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  3. These look amazing Nishi.Never tried conrmeal for making cookies.You have done them so neatly.Perfect!

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  4. I am yet to try out cookies with corn meal. Loved ur cookies very much.

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  5. wow!!cute n perfect cookies...bookmarked!

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  6. Scrumptious cookies, they looks super pretty and prefect..

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  7. Cornmeal cookies r totally new to me...These look lovely!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. Looks and sounds intersting...Crispy and perfect cookies

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  9. I'm yet to try my hand with cornmeal in cookies. But your cookies looks perfect. Very smooth and crispy looking cookies

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. wow sugar cookies looks sooooo tasty....

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  11. The cookies look crisp and perfect! Love the pictures.

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  12. I just can't take my eyes off those cookies- trust me! Perfect cookies and superb shot!

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  13. Never tried corn meal cookies but yours turned fabulous and yummy!

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  14. Wow, iam drooling over those perfect shaped cookies.. Lovely :)Bookmarked !!

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  15. this looks super good & congrats on being the dessert maker par excellence @ now serving !! u go gal

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  16. Hi, I'm so happy to have discouvered your blog through Priya. Congratulations on the award. I'm looking forward to sharing recipes.

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