Thursday, December 1, 2011

Candied - Fruit Cookies or Arlecchini

I believe, the weather plays a major role in cooking. The mood is preset with the season. In summer - you start the grill and winter you turn the oven and stay warm inside.
The winter is in full bloom here. After a dense foggy day, it was a hell wind storm. Trees, branches, leaves everywhere which created a messy and scary driving condition. Luckily, there were no power outage in our area.
To lift the mood, I turned the oven for cookies. Last week, a batch of gingerbread were baked and this week, this candied fruit cookies. The recipe of Arlecchini (Italian cookies) was bookmarked long back from this French website. They were simply adorable with all the Christmas color in cookie form.
I slightly modified: converted in cup, halved and skipped the half egg (The truth is I didn't know how to divide the egg in half) so simply apt for eggless and added less than 2 tbsp milk! I would even suggest any spice, the cookie is crunchy and every bite filled with citrus peel.
Have you got enough Green and Red for the Holiday? if not try it.

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Arlechini/candied fruit cookies

Ingredients

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


 All Purpose Flour 1 cup + 2 Tbsp
 Butter ( at room temperature) 7 tbsp
 Powder Sugar 1/2 cup
 Candied Fruit / Tutty Fruity 1/3 cup
 Milk 1 to 2 Tbsp

Other baking item needed:

Wax paper
Baking tray

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Sprinkle slowly the flour and beat together and finish the remaining flour this way.
Add 1 Tbsp or 2 of milk if the dough is crumbly to form a dough.
Finally add the Candied fruit and mix well.
The dough will be sticky

Dust your hand with flour before handling

In a piece of wax paper, roll the dough and form a log approximately 2 inch diam.
Wrap and freeze the dough for about 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 350ยบdegree
Take the log out and with a sharp knife, slice the dough
Place in a cookie sheet leaving space between each cookie
B
ake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edge are slightly golden brown.
Transfer carefully in a rack and cool it.
Store in airtight container

Arlechini/candied fruit cookies

26 comments:

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm yum yummmmmmy and lip smacking and tempting.

Priya said...

Wat an elegant cookies, feel like grabbing and having some for my breakfast,well done Cham.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the buttery rich colourful cookies. The pics are excellent as well. Love to try them

Anu said...

perfect colorful cookies

Reva said...

Cookies looks delicious ... the tutty fruity addition makes all the difference..:)
Perfect for this season..
Reva

Laavanya said...

WHat a pretty cookie - love the Christmas colours.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I agree indeed the weather play a important role. Beautiful cookies.

Sayantani said...

these are very new to me but now that the season of baking is upon us...let me try these beauties. looks divine.

Madhavi said...

Beautiful ans colorful cookies :)

Puja said...

These cookies are perfect reminder that the holidays are around the corner :)
USMasala

Shema George said...

very festive cookies!!
thanks for visiting my blog
Lifescoops

Sumi said...

Beautiful and delicious cookies.Bookmarked.

ruchikacooks said...

Jingle bells jingle bells!! Love the color combo, taste must be awesome, remember the nei biscuit from back home, it should be like that rt?

Indian Kitchen Recipes said...

nice recipe

Sharmilee! :) said...

Bookmarked to try...yummy and tempting cookies

anishathefoodie said...

Wow they are defn going into my christmas cookies list. Looks absolutely lovely

Anisha Kuruvilla

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Chitra said...

wow, it looks delicious :)

Bong Mom said...

Looks really very pretty. Though a cookie the texture of this is almost like a nankhatai, at least from the pic.

Meenal Mehta said...

yummy looking and iam sure they taste even better:)

Rachana said...

The cookies look so good. Perfect for this time of the year.

Sharmilee! :) said...

I tried these cookies last weekend and they turned out yum...:) Thanks for the easy and yummy recipe,will be posting it soon

RShan said...

These look wonderful! I just got a packet of tutti frutti I don't need (wanted orange peel but got this instead) so I will bake this when my niece comes over for the christmas hols...

Miri

Vaishali said...

Hi Cham, visiting after a long time. How have you been? Your cookies look spectacular, with all that Christmas flair.

Cham said...

Sharmi Thanks 4 trying - looking forward ur post.

Kalyani said...

hi.. first time here, and loved the cookies. cant wait to try !

Kalyani
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