Fruit & Nut Cookies | Christmas Cookies | Christmas Bakes


Christmas planning for me started a month back, I had lots of recipes in mind and few of which I have already posted here. This Fruit and nut cookie was one recipe which was in my to-do list for long. Finally it has made an entry here :-) the reason I had book-marked this recipe was because of tutti fruiti in them, we both simply love it. After much hunting to get tutti frutti here I was forced to adapt the recipe with what I could get. Instead made this with glazed cherries and pistachios for the red and green effect. I wish I had taken the cookies a little earlier mine was baked for 13 mins, it is crisp and had enough sweetness and does bring back childhood memories to me.

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Recipe Source - Sharmi
Makes - 22 medium sized cookies

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 cup (135 gms)
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup (80 gms)
Unsalted Butter (at room temperature) - 6 tbsp
Glazed Cherries - 3 tbsp of chopped
Pista (unsalted) - 3 tbsp of chopped
Milk - 1 to 2 tsp

Method 

In a mixing bowl add butter and powdered sugar and using a hand whisk cream together until well combined. Add the flour, cherries and nuts mix well. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly add milk little at a time, be careful not to add more else it will get to sticky. Tip the mixture to a parchment/ butter paper and start rolling it into a log. Put it in the freezer for an hour, after 30 mins take it out and using the parchment paper try and roll it like dough to form a smooth finish again place it in the freezer for 30 mins. Before taking the cookie dough out pre-heat the oven to 160 C, line a baking tray with parchment paper (you can even use the same parchment paper used to roll dough) and take out dough out cut it into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 mins until you see it start browning on the sides. Once done cool it in a wire rack and store in air-tight containe

Cooks Wisdom 

- Do not use too much milk else the dough can get very stick
- Using a clean knife without any rough edges helps in smooth cookies
- Freezing dough is important, if you plan to leave it overnight then try and refrigerating it instead
-Make sure dough is nice and cold before setting it to bake in oven
- Cookies do not expand much but leave 1 inch gaps while placing them on baking tray
- You can use your favorite nuts, dry fruits, tutti fruitti for the colored effect

47 comments:

  1. Mummy, I want some Priya..... Drooling here...

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  2. colorful and tasty treats for Christmas...love them

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  3. Very colourful and delicious looking cookies.

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  4. lovely cookies priya plan to try this soon:)Am waiting for christmas lunch to have all ur treats....

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  5. Just perfect for the Holidays. And so simple. I would love to try soon.

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  6. Looks colorful and christmassy Priya. When we here search for yearn for the imported cranberries that costs a ton, you are searching for tutti frutti that is so cheap here and you can get it any shop. what contrasting world we live in.

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  7. Very attractive cookies, prefect to munch with cup of masala chai.Hope you are sending them to me as am hosting an event with sharmi's space as this month's event.

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  8. Lovely Lovely Priya... Nutty and Fruity Cookies looks really tempting and crunchy... I love this one.

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  9. I have some glazed cherries in my fridge waiting to be used and I just found the greatest recipe..so love it and so christmasy!!Definitely making them.

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    1. :) thanks Amrita let me know how you like it

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  10. Such cute looking cooking even before cooking

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    1. I know :) thats the reason i posted it as the first pic

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  11. Priya..in tesco u get something very close to tutti fruity(TROPICAL FRUIT MEDLY) which comes in chunks ,just chop them into small pieces and it taste delicous in fruit cakes ! I used them for baking my fruit cakes..BTW lovely cookies !

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    1. Thanks Vineetha :) will check that out girl, wish I had known this earlier

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  12. While we are frantically searching for craisins and dried berries, there you are looking tutti fruity that costs like 10 bucks here. What a world we live in!! But i must say the cookies look swell... totally in sync with the festive season

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    1. Rightly said Anusha :) thanks dear

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  13. So beautiful looking cookies..

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  14. Same here, i am also not able to get tutti frutti here :( love tutty fruity cakes n cookies :)
    cookies looks perfect n colorful...well made!!

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  15. Looks great priya! hope you enjoyed them

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  16. Wow adding nuts is a lovely idea..looks absolutely beautiful

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  17. Cookies look so beautiful and yummy... Perfect for the season

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  18. Very cute cookies..feel like to grab one.

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  19. Perfect Christmasy cookies,you made it perfectly dear,love it

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  20. If you can find fruit cake mix that will have candied fruits.cookies looks delicious Priya.

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  21. Delicious and perfect cookies...

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  22. Cookies look awesome with Christmas'y colors.. Absolutely loving it.. :)

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  23. The first click made me doubt whether it was an ice cream or cookie..So perfect and yummy !

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  24. Yum, all you girls out there are tempting me with the cookies & cakes.

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  25. Yummy n colorful..Love to grab these cookies:)

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  26. These look lovely, must try this myself. Great photos.

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  27. like that cute little house there :) nice clicks priya.. good work..

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  28. Looks yum...love it...

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  29. Priya my girl, you seems to be well prepared for the season with tempting cookies,plum cakes,delicious starters and chicken roast.Fruit nut cookies looks like a perfect cookie for Christmas with the red and green specks of cherry and pistachios.

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  30. Very perfectly made cookies...love to have a bite...

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  31. Beautiful clicks, Priya! It's too pretty to eat! I am sure I will love these cookies.

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  32. Inviting and tempting. Love the first click.

    Vardhini
    Event: Bake Fest

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  33. Your cookies looks very perfect and yummy.

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  34. Merry christmas Priya! have a nice time

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  35. Cookies looks awesome with lovely colors...Love tutti frutti and wanted to try this but gal it costs a fortune here for a small pack which would have 15 to 20 pieces..:(

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  36. these look so pretty. never tried making this but given that my son is a sucker of everything with tutti frutti he is going to love it.
    between he loved the sledge and santa flying by on top of your page. sat still for 15 minutes just watchingg that. thanks for that precious me time.

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