Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Butter Biscuits

My mom used to make these as tea time snacks and we (my brother and myself) would complain they were way too simple and boring and why she hadn't made tarts and cakes and brownies instead. Yea absolutely spoilt we were when we were in school and my husband would say I still am, but 4 years of marriage has taught you to ignore him at times (or maybe even most of the time).
I just cannot get them right whatsoever. Its never crunchy, the dough consistency doesn't turn out well and when it comes to icing it..I'm quite clumsy. So this is the first of my 'no recipe' series (see I wasn't joking about that!) and a ruined one at that. 
There are tonnes of recipes online so I'm not posting them here. In spite of the cookies being a mess, I still ate them wholeheartedly:)
Enjoy!
There's yellow icing in case you are not able to figure:O
Boring design...I know!!!

49 comments:

Tamanna said...

awww they look so small and cutely edible. love the simple swirl!

Silence Sings said...

The biscuits Look so perfect and tempting...liked your boring design too...:)

Satrupa said...

The butter biscuits look like store bought ones ... n I don't agree with u on one thing .... the designs on them don't look boring at all ! :)

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

sinfullyspicy said...

count me in wherever cookie mess happens with 100% turnout!
Atleast you could take some nice pictures....mine turn soo ugly every time that now I laugh...wholeheartdly
boo!

-Tanvi

Pavithra said...

Pictures are awesome and looks too good and tempting.

Reshmi Ahmed said...

very simple cookies yet beautiful !

Shabs.. said...

Lol....how we take our mom's food and work for granted isnt it?!i always think how she must have managed everything so well even without complaining....I guess i do less of work and more of complaining;)....pinney that yellow icing....i thought it was uncooked cookie dough...hehe...

Satya said...

butter biscuits looks very delicious ...love the icing too..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Super cute :-)

Ria Mathew said...

Hey Nisha, cheer up! Even I (just) had a mishap in kitchen...tried to create magic and it ended up a bit too sweet for my tooth :)

I don't find anything wrong with it. No one would have known that it didn't come out fine, if you hadn't told us :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking butter biscuits....the forsting is so neatly presented

Kairali sisters said...

Cookies kollam tto..Its not a boring design Nish, actually i loved it :-D

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Perfect cookies.Looks so crunchy!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Nisha,

I love butter cookies..made them about 2 weeks back...love baking but not getting the time!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Monet said...

It's a shame that these didn't turn out because they look lovely! I don't think you are a bad decorator at all. You will have to keep trying...you'll hit on magic eventually!

Padhu said...

It looks good!! I like the pictures also very much

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I love butter cookies...
I had a failover in my first attempt..
Bounced back with the tigh one in few months... this is perfectly shaped...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so cute with the icing on top.

Jyothsna said...

Looks perfect...and I was thinking of baking some cookies today!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Simplicity at its best, the cookies look crunchy and cute.

Priya said...

Pretty looking biscuits..fantastic..

Sweet artichoke said...

Well, they look very good to me: slightly crunchy for the first bite and a bit moist inside, with a buttery taste...
I find the pictures very poetic, with the delicate swirl and slightly misty at the background.

Happy Cook said...

If you look to the biscuit ther eis nothing wrong with it, i think we all criticise ourself when we make something which our mom made when we were young as we think we can't beat moms cooking.

Sarah Naveen said...

awesome!!! i wanna grab all and gobble it all now...

notyet100 said...

lovely clicks,..cookies look yum too,.

Nisha said...

hi nisha,

im kinda sad now that i voted that i love the way u write more than actually the recipes.. now i realise thats not true.. i actually enjoy reading what u write and love the recipes too and the photographs too..

see while voting i didnt realise the outcome of it.. i feel like ive been punished by my teacher..

so pls pls put up the recipes too.. those butter cookies look soo delish, i want some now..

i hope ull start posting the recipes soon too.

take care
nisha (im nisha too)

Suja Sugathan said...

They look really tempting and yummy...nice clicks

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I don't think the design is boring at all! It'd rather quaint :) Now you have me craving butter biscuits!

Gulmohar said...

Loved the icing..

Nostalgia said...

Looks great!

Ann said...

Nisha, I took a lazy blogging break (irrelevant) but wanted you to know that I kept reading your posts in Google reader (relevant) and I kept having ROFL or LOL moments at all your trials and tribulations (very relevant) even though I never took the time to comment (irrelevant again, but so relevant to us bloggers). I wish i had gotten in on your poll, I would have been the wierdo that clicked on ALL THE ABOVE.

Torviewtoronto said...

these look fantastic

Sushma Mallya said...

They look perfect & yum...

Nitha said...

they looks so cute..

Susan and Abraham said...

Pictures are awesome and looks too good

Sweet Artichoke said...

Hi Nisha,
The mini casserole is not a real LeCreuset, I bought it in a CASA shop. (I think do you find CASA in UK) :-)
Cheers,

Akila said...

it was lovely dear....awesome pic...

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Looks like the biscuit will melt in mouth within seconds..Lovely photos..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Looks perfect & delicious.

Akila said...

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aipi said...

they are so cute and delicate !

US Masala

PJ said...

But they look so cute! how can you call them disaster and boring.. decoration is nice too. you know, i have learnt something for once.. never ever try to make a recipe that is your mom's specialty ;) relativity rules.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I made them last week too, wanted it crispy and crunchy but they melted in my mouth...loving urs looks much better than mine...those blue background gorgeous :)

Reflections said...

The BBs look good to me.....I cd imagine u concentrating while icing it:-)

p.s: late I know but just thot I'll tell u the header looks good tho I have to scroll to the right a bit to see the whole thing

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Well to me these are the best , smooth looking butter cookies I have ever seen. I never get this kind of smooth look. Would request you to provide me the recipe. Very tempting pics

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

vrinda said...

Buttery n yummy cookies...

Jyothsna said...

Hey nisha, I just tried your french yogurt cupcakes (tweaked it a bit) and they were awesome! I certainly am making these again!

Yummy Team said...

Superb pictures, Nisha..Butter cookies look perfect and yummy!! Loved your boring design ;-)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

They look nice enough to me - I wish I could get my cookies chewy like those ones in Sainsburys but I've not managed it yet!!