Kaju Pista Cookies, aka cashew pistachio biscuits, are entirely eggless. In other words, these cookies are vegan.
So, today I am sharing an eggless vegan biscuit recipe that your children will love. Not only kids but everyone in the family will enjoy munching these dry fruit cookies.
The process is easy. Mix all items a make dough. Wrap the dough & chill overnight. After chilling, cut the dough into cookies shape pieces and bake them at 150º C.
Wait for 12 to 15 minutes & abracadabra!🤩🥳
Your Kaju Pista cookies are ready. Isn’t it simple? Okay, let me teach you how to make these biscuits. How about that? Huh.😇
Therefore, without wasting your time, let me get you started. First, we will walk through the ingredient list.
Why Freeze Overnight Dough?
Every ingredient has a specific aroma and taste profile. When they mix and mingle with each other, they release distinct flavours.
Yet, we fail to understand the science behind it. We unnecessarily hurry up & cook things by adding everything & almost anything.
First, we need to understand the reason why we chill the dough. More importantly, what purpose it serves?
Now that’s not rocket science. Once you make a cookie dough allow it to rest for some time after kneading, this way, it retains the necessary moisture.
Secondly, ingredients like baking powder will chemically react to form air pockets. This will further help in baking.
Finally, when your cookie dough is ready, wrap it up in food-grade plastic. Why wrapping? The plastic wrap will hold the dough tightly. It will also keep the moisture intact and restrict the dough from becoming dry.
Hence, do not freeze your Kaju Pista cookie dough without a wrap.
Kaju Pista Cookies Baking Temperature
- Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 150º C.
- Set the baking temperature to 150º C & bake for 12 minutes.
Preheating is essential and do not insert the baking tray without preheating. By preheating, you are setting up uniform heat in the device. A consistent temperature will start baking all cookies from scratch.
We have discussed the primary ingredients and the baking process. I am pretty sure now you can bake your own Kaju Pista cookies at home.
- Salted or unsalted, anyone will do. I won’t advise using melted butter because the dough won’t be in the necessary shape anyhow; if using melted butter, then freeze for more than a day.
- Use powdered sugar instead of granules. Refer to my biscuit recipes to know why I advocate using powdered sugar instead of granulated. One more thing, do not replace sugar with other sweeteners.
- The reason behind using custard powder is to give a creamy texture to the dough. Additionally, flavoured custard powder gives a sweet aroma to your biscuits. In this recipe, I have used mango custard powder.
- Be very cautious about the measurement of baking powder. Take due care so that you don’t end up with overbaked or underbaked biscuits.
- Rose water is the secret ingredient here. This is completely optional but I’ve added it because I love the aroma it provides.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I swap all-purpose flour with almond flour?
I will strictly advise against using all-purpose flour with almond flour. They both work very differently and hence it can destroy the recipe completely. Unless we try it ourselves and see the results we will advise against using almond powder.
Is it possible to use wheat flour in this recipe?
Yes, it is possible to use wheat flour in this cookie. The texture will differ a bit. Use 50% of wheat flour and 50% all-purpose flour here. Meaning you will need to use both in equal proportions for the required amount of flour.
Can I use oil instead of butter in this recipe?
No, you cannot. If you will use oil instead of butter the proportion of almost all the ingredients will change in the rcipe. Besides, butter is so much more flavourful than oil. Butter is the better option.
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