Everyone has some hidden secrets that they just don’t want to reveal it to the world. I try to hide my secrets with long kurtis, oversized coats, loose fitted tops, baggy pants and in secretive ways that are known only to me (at least some part of my secret should be hidden!!!). Many people tell I’ve lost weight and that very moment I tuck my stomach in and try to rationalize with my mind about the truth in those comments. I can easily put on weight, all I need to do is breathe air and its also strikingly the easiest thing to do. After getting bitten by the same “Blog bug” bite I’ve lost my dressing sense that every time I shop, I head straight to the home section. So for now until some fashion police holds me against for walking around dressed like a zombie I’m happy to let my dress go in the front before I do. Unlike my hidden secrets, these cookies (recipe from Crazy about Cookies by Krystina Castella) surprisingly hides a healthy fruit and my kids just couldn’t make out that they were eating a real fruit hiding inside the cookies. The best part about these cookies are you can use any fruit of your choice and availability. I had fresh strawberries that day and chose to make it strawberry cookies. Feel free to hide any fruit of your liking and taste. Have anything to share? Would love to hear from you…
All purpose flour — 1 1/2 cups
Salt — 1/8 tsp
Unsalted Butter (softened) — 1/2 cup (1 stick)
Confectioners sugar — 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract — 1 tsp
Guava juice — 1 tsp (I didn’t have strawberry juice, so used guava juice)
Strawberries — about 10 (stem removed and halved)
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine flour and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and guava juice.
3. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until the dough can be gathered into a ball. (If you feel you need more moisture to form the ball, then add few more tbsp of juice or milk.)
4. Take a small portion of the dough, flatten into a circle. Wrap the dough around the strawberries and place on the cookie sheets.
5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. (Note: Do not bake the cookies longer as the cookies will look like its been shot and blood oozing out of them, some of my cookies did look like that 😉 Let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy!!!
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My friend Sonali’s 11 yr old daughter tried this recipe and updated me with a picture. D calls them “Mini Strawberry Pies” and they are very cute. I’m touched and so happy that she tried and they all liked it. I’m totally impressed by her presentation style, may be I should start consulting her, what say?
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