Jam Basket Cookies

Yes its festive season. So time for colourful treats.

Plain flour 300 gms

Unsalted butter 200 gms(soft, room temperature)

egg 1

Sugar 100 gms

Your favourite jam

Milk 2-3 tsp (if needed)

Mix all together well, kneed for few minutes,until you get a smooth dough. if its too dry add little milk. then make small ball,

Using your thump make a impression on each ball.

Then keep it in the fridge for atleast 1 hour

Then bake these small baskets for 10 minutes in 180 degree preheated oven, then take out from the oven & add your favourite jam

Then bake for another 5-8 minutes /until its done.

Let it cool &serve

(Note: dont put to much jam , it may overflow)


Christmas Cookies

Its nearly Christmas, 10 more day to go. Already started celebration. Everyone on festive mood already. so some bright colour cookies.

For making this colourful cookies i used my basic fruit nut cookies recipe, then divide &added the red &green food colours. then make 2 sausages in different colours & rolled again to get this half half patters.

The cookies link in the first comment.

Use imaginations& try different designs.


Fruits/nuts/chocolate cookies

One of the best recipe i found  for making the special cookies. You can use any dried fruits/nuts/ chocolate etc. i used chocolate drops, dried cranberries &sliced almonds.


1cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cup icing sugar

11/2 tsp vanilla extract

21/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1/2 cup cornflour

2 tbsp milk


Cream butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy

Fold in flour 1 cup at a time, alternating with the milk

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth

Divide your batter as you like , then add your favourite flavours

Roll the dough portion into cylinder shape

Wrap it with cling wrap & keep it in the fridge at least 1 hour

Remove dough from the fridge, cut  into 1cm thick slices. Place on baking tray and bake for

18-20 minutes in 160 degree preheated oven.

Allow to cool &enjoy:)

Courtesy:_ cakecrumbs.me

Chocolate Chip/M&M Cookies

Cookies are very popular among kids. This is very easy recipe , make within 30 mts, no need big machine, very yummy &delicious.  Can keep this in an airtight container for atleast a week.

Self raising flour 11/2 cup

butter  1/2 cup

soft brown sugar 1/2 cup

white sugar 1/4 cup

(you like hard cookies add more white sugar &less brown sugar, )

egg 1

vanilla essence 1 tsp

chocolate chips/ m&m 1/2 cup

1:- preheat oven 180 degree

2:- mix butter &sugar well

3:-add egg & mix well, then add vanilla

4:-now add the flour &chocolate chips/m&m ,&mix until combined

5:- make small balls, then gently press down &place on the tray

6:-bake for 8-10mts or until its done

Enjoy with hot cup of tea 🙂




Jam Biscuits

1 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

3 cup plain flour

a small pinch salt

vanilla essence 1 tsp(optional)

your favourite jam

Mix butter & sugar well

Then add the flour &vanilla essence , mix well

Knead your dough well for few minutes until you get a smooth ball.

Cover it with a cling wrap &keep it in the fridge for atleast 15 mts.

Take out from the fridge &roll out your biscuits with your favourite cookie cutter.

Put the biscuit in a lines cookie tray.(if you feel your biscuits are too soft , put this tray in the fridge for another 5 mts in the fridge , then bake. especially if you are in a hot place)

Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 180 degree C preheated oven.

Once its cool down spread your favourite jam &make a sandwich


Adapted from:-http://shewhobakes.co.uk/recipes/jam-heart-biscuits/

Strawberry Bars

Strawberry Bars

strawberry bars

The things you need

2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt ( if you are using unsalted butter)
1 cup butter( in room tem)
1 egg( in room temp too)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 – 1/2 orange or lemon zest( optional)
1 cup sugar
1/2- 3-4 cup strawberry jam
Mix butter & sugar
Add egg mix well then add zest & vanilla essence
Whisk flour+baking soda+ salt add this mixture to the butter mix

Line a square baking pan, add 3/4 of this mix to the pan and spread it with your hand or spoon evenly.
Then pour the jam over this and spread it.
Then rest of the mix put it on the top of the jam as shown in the pic below.
Bake this in a 375 degree F preheated oven for 25-30 mts until it’s done. Take out from the oven. Allow completely cool & cut it into slices & enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies

Butter 150 gms
Brown sugar 150 gms
Egg 1
Vanilla essence 1 -2 tsp
Plain flour or maida 225 gms
Soda bicarbonate 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chip 200 gms

( if you wants to make more crispy cookies use half white sugar & half brown sugar )

Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, and bicarbonate of soda over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.

Line a cookie sheet with baking paper,
Use a spoon or scoop, place a small amount of mixture well apart in the baking tray, then put this tray in the fringe for 10 mts, then bake for 10 mts or until it’s done( edges turn light brown) in a 180 degree C preheated oven. Take out from the oven , allow it to cool in the tray few mts then transfer into a wire track , let it cool completely. Enjoy with your cup of tea.

vanilla Cookie


150 gm butter ( in room temp)
2 egg
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Sugar 1 cup
Plain flour 2 1/2 cup
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. Enjoy