Naankhatais

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Freshly baked cookies are a holiday tradition in many homes, mine included.   Since the festive season is just round the corner, thought I would share this quick-n-easy-to make recipe.


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These melt-in-the-mouth NANKHATAIS are a hot favorite with the young and old.  Try them, you will love them.


Ingredients:


4 cups flour
2 cups powdered sugar
3 cups ghee or margarine (if you want very white nankhatais use margarine and if you want them creamish use ghee)
Baking powder 1 tsp


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Sift the flour and baking powder.  Add powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.   Then add ghee/butter in small quantities till all is incorporated.  Knead all together ensuring that no lumps are formed..  Place small rounds on greased baking trays.


Bake in a preheated oven at moderate temperature (Gas mark 4) for 15 or 20 minutes.


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When out from the oven,  remove immediately from the baking tray and transfer to another flat sheet.  Cool completely before storing in containers.  


Storage time : 2-3 weeks
From the above ingredients you can have roughly 140-150 Naankatais.

Author: Judith Serrao- UAE