Osmania cookies

4 Jan

So I’d never heard of these ever before until Dinesh alerted me to them. Since we’d wanted to make some new cookies, why not these? As usual, of course  we were inspired by a website.

As usual, I didn’t have all the ingredients so had to make do with substitutions. Largely I followed the instructions there with er a few changes. Here they are:

– Used very little butter (whatever was left over) and substituted oil for the rest.

– Didn’t use any vegetable shortening, added an extra spoon of oil.

– Used Brown sugar instead of white sugar.

– Used unsweetened Almond Milk instead of condensed milk and milk powder.

– 4 green cardamoms without the skin and 1 large black cardamom, also without the skin – since Dinesh hates the smell of its skin.

– Did not use a mixer, just whipped it around manually with a spoon and used my hands to mix the dough. Had to add a little oil and flour – here and there to get the right consistency.

– Heated the oven to 325 degrees F as mentioned in the blog. Later since it was so slow, increased the temperature to 400 F instead. The end colour is a light golden brown, so make sure you take the cookies out once you see the top turning light brown – else it becomes black.

– Didn’t roll the dough out as suggested. Took spoonfuls of the dough in a round shape instead – this was a spur of the moment decision, since doing it by hand was proving to be a big pain..and extremely uneven.

– Here’s how it looks when it’s done.

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3 Responses to “Osmania cookies”

  1. mprathu January 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    Haha.. awesome one… wonder if Dinesh knows that Skin and seeds of cardamoms smells the same.

  2. swathi January 4, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Thanks for trying osmania cookies, it is really addictive cookies, Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Dinesh January 5, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    @mprathu : the covering of black cardamom is not nice:P .. its smells too yucky (to me atleast) . The green one is pretty decent though.

    Without the cover of the black cardamom, it was manageable to eat 😛

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