Friday, March 11, 2011

Lemon Spiral Cookies

Baking is therapeutic. Other than taking your mind off the troubling concerns, the anticipation of the baked beauty even as the kitchen buzzes with the heavenly aromas is enough to soothe one's frayed nerves.
Precisely what i did yesterday noon as I spent a good part baking these delightful cookies. It calmed me instantly and very soon i was humming !!
They had a light lemony flavour, and the buttery crunch hid the number of cookies (sadly not the calories) tucked in ! 


The recipe from here was easy to follow :-

What goes---
  • Powdered sugar - 100 grams
  • Butter (softened) - 70 grams
  • Zest of lemon - 1 lemon
  • All purpose flour - 110 grams
  • Milk - 1 tbsp
  • Food colour  (i used orange red) - 1 tsp - as required
How:-
Keep the baking tray greased & set aside. Sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl.  Add the butter and stir it in until the mixture is smooth. Add the zest of  a lemon and stir in to the mixture. 

Sift the flour into the bowl and mix well. Add milk
 into the mixture. 


Divide the  dough in to half and add the food color in to one part. 

Wrap both of them separately in food wrap.  Put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.



Sprinkle flour onto clean surface.  Use a rolling pin to roll the plain dough  as shown below. Roll out the coloured dough until it is the same size. 



Brush the plain dough with a little water. Put the coloured dough on top of the plain dough.Cut the edges of the dough straight.


Roll it up from one long sidelike a log. Wrap it in food wrap.Put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 175C. Take the dough out of the refrigerator.Cut it into 1/4 inch slices.  Put them on the trays .  

Bake for 10-12 minutes.Let it cool and bite in to melt-in the mouth goodies! The missing ones on the tray were popped in to the mouth straight from the oven , burnt toungue not-withstanding---:p

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46 comments:

  1. Looks quite beautiful and yummy never mind the calories though.

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  2. Wow....looks beautiful. And the way you have explained the process its great :)

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  3. Gorgeous cookies...I want some please ;)

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  4. Very inviting cookies. Love the spiralling effect..

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  5. Love it...As always great step by step clicks...I had tried to make it last year and somehow I was not able to cut the cookies...so instead of spiral cookies i ended up with Modern art cookies:-)

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  6. So you are also a fan of Agatha Cristi?? I'm totally addicted :-)
    And yeah I agree baking gives immense satisfaction...Bookmarked. Love the way you have shown stepwise pics

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Yup..baking is therapeutic n de stressing n always satisfying..
    Your cookies look really PRETTY..very neatly done :)

    US Masala

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  8. Hi Priya,

    Thanks for stopping at my blog and pass your lovely comments.

    Hey really very delicious,scrumptious receipe you have sharing with us...thanks alot.

    Your stepbystep is awesome...keep going.

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  9. OMG,it looks gorgeous and colorful...

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  10. Looks gorgeous and nice pictorial explanation

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  11. Looks superb andvery nice explanation...

    FunWidFud

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  12. Yeah, forget the calories! These cookies sound delicious! I love the lemon flavor in there!

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  13. Lovely cookies. Looks delicious.
    I agree with you. Baking is really therapeutic.

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  14. Baking is never therapeutic for me. Too stressful!But looking at bakes are therapeutic :)

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  15. the cookies look beautiful and yummy!!...love the spiral thingi!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  16. Perfect.... Love the color and crunch.. Perfect for a care-free snack..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  17. Cookies looks perfect and amazing..love your step by step pictorial..thanks for sharing this great recipe...Have a nice weekend!

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  18. Cute and yummy cookies priya! azhaka irukku!

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  19. You are right, baking is always therapeutic. this lemon spiral cookies looks awesome.

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  20. love the flavor of cookies.. perfect!!

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  21. Oh that looks so lovely and would have been yummy

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  22. Lovely lovely..beautiful and delicious cookies.

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  23. What a great tutorial. These look so cute. I love a cookie with a bit of pattern and interest.

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  24. Spiral cookies are a feast to the eyes and they look so crunchy and yummy :-)

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  25. Wonderful recipe. COlorful cookies.

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  26. Those cookies looks damn pretty and scrumptious..

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  27. Cookies looks crispy, yummy and tempting. I appreciate for your wonderful step by step presentation.

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  28. They look so lovely and cute!!

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  29. they looked soooo cute !!! seriously :)
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  32. The cookies looks really appetizing.Wish I could start baking too.

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  33. thanks for your wishes priya. these pinwheel cookies look lovely. will definitely give them a try once i settle down.

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  34. wow spiral cookies looks yummy n colorful too

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  35. I love the color, it sure looks wonderful.I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this lemon widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes with lemon,Thanks!

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  36. Sounds really good...and I love the swirl, so pretty!

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  37. First time in your blog and I fell in love with ur colorful lemon spirals.. step by step pics will definitely be helpful.
    my daughter would love this and will surely make it sometime.

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  38. So yummy and delicious !!

    First time here u have wonderful space and nice dishes !!! Glad to follow u !!

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  39. Baking IS theraputic, I know exectly what you mean :), beautiful cookies too! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  40. First time in this cute blog.All recipes sounds yum.Keep up the gr8 work..

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  41. Love the cookies - Love the book they are placed as much - She filled all my teenage years with thrill and suspense :)

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