Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Teacher's day-Danish Butter cookies-coconut flavoured

The mediocre teacher tells,the good teacher explains,the superior teacher demonstrates,the great teacher inspires..... ..................William Arthur Ward

I am much grateful to all my teachers who had been there in my life.I am lucky to have many inspiring teachers.Few to mention are Mrs.Leena Andrew(Who inspired me to write neatly),Mrs.Anuradha(Who made me to love chemistry),Dr.Nambi(Who taught the most valuable one --How to live simple and be happy).Wishing all my teachers and guide a very happy Teachers day.
This post is dedicated to all my teachers and also my daughter's teachers..
I bow before them and my humble thanks to all of them..Thank u so much for being there in my life..

Coming to the recipe...this is a simple recipe but tastes exotic at any time...
These Danish cookies are all time favourite for my kids..
For the recipe please click READ MORE below..

Recipe source:Dodol & Mochi
Makes:17 Cookies
100 gms of Cake flour(Refer notes below in procedure)
10 gms of Corn Starch/Corn Flour
20 gms of dessicated coconut
75gms of unsalted butter at room temperature
50 gms of powdered sugar
1/4 Tsp of Vanilla essence
Preparation of the cake flour:
Take one cup of all purpose flour/Maida(1 Cup=250 ml).From that remove 2 tbsp of flour.
Then to the flour add 2 tbsp of corn flour.
Sieve/whisk it atleast 2 times.
Now the cake flour is ready.
So the mixture of all purpose flour and corn flour is cake flour
Sieve Maida/All purpose flour,corn flour for 2 times.
Then to it add dessicated coconut and mix well.(don't sieve the coconut powder)
Keep it aside.
In a mixing bowl add powdered sugar and unsalted butter.
First mix butter and powdered sugar with a rubber spatula/hand
Then with the electric beater beat sugar and butter till it becomes light and fluffy.Don't beat it too much too.Beat till the sugar gets dissolved completely.
Then add cake flour+corn flour mixture.
Mix/Fold it using a rubber spatula
Don't stir it in a circular motion.Use a mixture of cutting,pressing and scraping actions to combine the ingredients.
Then use ur hand to combine it to make a dough(The dough will be lightly loose at this stage.When kept in fridge it will become a thick dough)
Wrap the dough with a cling/plastic film.
Keep it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 160 degrees C.
 Line the baking tray with the parchment paper.
Scoop about 15gms of dough for each cookie and make it into round balls.
Then press it lightly so that it flattens lightly.
Then place them on the baking tray leaving about 4 cms gap between the cookies.
The dough will expand on baking.

Bake the cookies for 25 minutes at 160 degrees C.After that switch off the oven and leave the cookies as such inside the oven for 10 minutes(with oven in power off position)
Remove them from the oven.Cool them and then store them in air tight container.These cookies remain good only for a week.
  • Don't beat the butter and sugar mixture too much.
  • Don't knead the dough very hardly.
  • Don't keep it in the fridge for long hours.If so then leave it outside for sometime till u can make balls out of the dough.
  • The oven timings will take little longer time for the first batch to bake.Later for the subsequent batches it takes lesser time than the first batch.
  • The oven timings vary according to the brand and hence minimum bake it for 15 minutes and then keep checking for every 5 minutes.
  • U can also use freshly grated coconut.If so keep the grated coconut in the fridge for 1 hour and then mix it .
  • The timings vary if u change the thickness and size of the cookies.
  • Roll the balls smoothly so that there are less cracks when the cookies get baked.
  • U can also keep the balls as such without giving a light press.
  •  Bake cookies at low temperature to get a nice flavour.
  • If ur cookies turn soft after some days then again bake them at low temperature to absorb moisture and regain its texture.
  • These cookies stays good only for a week


  1. Nice to see you posting good and tasty dishes:)

    1. Thank u so much sudha...pls do keep checking in...