The four year old fancies herself as Suzuka the intelligent girl friend of the ever whining Nobita from the Doraemon series.
Amongst the many abilities of Suzuka who is a brave, compassionate and intelligent girl is her ability to bake cookies. So when Aarini decides she wants to do an activity she has to but of course choose cookie making as the ideal activity to indulge in.
I picked a simple recipe I have been meaning to try out for a while now and provided her the ingredients and stayed with her as my lil baker went about with full zeal.
1 cup whole wheat (atta)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup ghee and olive oil ( I mixed both as I was short on ghee)
Some chopped almonds for garnishing
Sieve the atta and cardamom powder together and keep aside.
In a separate vessel mix the oil-ghee combo with the powdered sugar and whisk till a creamy consistency is achieved.
Now add a tablespoon of atta mix at a time and keep mixing. Do not knead. We used the back of a spoon to mix it up. Once the entire atta is mixed set it aside for about 10-15 minutes.
Roll out small balls and press them lightly with your thumb to make a depression. Add chopped almonds.
Preheat oven at 185 degrees and then bake the cookies for about 16-18 minutes at the same temperature.
Your cookies will be ready enjoy with a nice cuppa :)