Friday, September 6, 2013

Eggless Elachi Thumbprints

This year I had spent around 4months in the India & unfortunately I had to stay thru summer there. It was unbelievably hot, temps were around 46 to 48 degrees. I felt like I was sitting in a hot oven & being baked for days. 
I was experiencing the same when I was baking this thumbprints. It's end of summer here in US & the temps are @ 35 degrees for past few days. I was in two minds whether to bake or not & at last did it. I switched on heater to A/C mistakenly & it was just baking me in & out. House was heating up & suddenly it felt like house was on fire. 
After all that nonsense happened & the time when cookies were baked I was just jumping with joy. They were irresistibly delicious . 

References: Food network
Yields :14 Thumbprints
1 Cup all-purpose flour / maida
¼ Cup sugar and 2 Tbs. sugar to roll
¼ Cup butter
¼ Tsp. baking powder
¼ Tsp. salt
½ Tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tsp. elachi powder
½ Cup strawberry jam

Preheat oven @ 350 degrees.
Sift flour, salt & baking powder in a bowl.
In another bowl whisk sugar & butter to light & fluffy. To that add vanilla extract, elachi & egg. Just whisk them with sugar & butter. Now add the flour mixture little by liitle & fold it till the flour is mixed well.
Layer your baking sheet with parchment paper & start making some dough balls.
Take a scoop of dough & roll it in to a ball. Roll it in the extra sugar we kept & place it on the baking sheet. Now press gently on top of the dough like you are making a slight hole in the middle. Repeat the same with rest of the balls.

Bake them @ 350 degrees for 20 mins. After 10 mins of baking remove the baking sheet out of oven & quickly fill the jam in the holes. Now bake for another 10mins & remove them from oven. Allow them to cool on your counter top.

Serve as you want. I love having them with coffee or tea.

1.     If you think the dough is little runny cover it & refrigerate it for 30min. It will be easy to roll some balls then.
2. Adding jam after 10mins of baking will avoid it to run & mess up your cookies. ( I had that problem with couple more of them)


  1. That surely looks tempting!..nice twist to use the letter..:)

  2. picture perfect n delicious's post :

  3. drooling here!!! irresistible cookies!!


  4. Like these cookies..and like the way you have made them.super tempting.

  5. Cute and attractive thumbprints,its not summer here but still the weather is too hot here..

  6. Elachi thumprint looks perfect and inviting.Lovely twist.

  7. Most favourite cookies. Look very tempting.

  8. Perfect thumbprint cookies...good one for tea time !

  9. these look very pretty, i am yet to make them

  10. very crispy bites of cookies... love it any time....

  11. Ah look at the pretty looking cookies so cute perfect for tea time.

  12. OMG! 46 - 48 degrees? Which part of India are you from? I am sure that is not fun even if you get to stay back home.
    BTW love these cookies.

  13. Love elaichi in baked goods, your cookies are looking too tempting.

  14. I totally agree that these are very addictive! 46-48 deg OMG, that is really hot.

  15. they look so good with the oozing jam

  16. Perfect thumbprint cookies. Love the elaichi flavour too...

  17. I am not a fan of cardamom but the looks looks so nice :)

  18. These jam filled cookies are my kids favorite! Looks lovely..

  19. Thumprints look so cute. But I've never made these with elaichi flavour. But I'm a big fan of cardamom so am tempte to try

  20. Wow these are amzingly beautiful cookies. I love the pics

  21. I avoid baking in summer, it becomes too hot to handle. Anyway, i am glad you decided to bake these, because these are a virtual treat to the eyes! They look really good....

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