If you followed us on Tes at Home Facebook Page, you’d know that Sadik was on the mountains in the north of India for over a week. It’s his annual ritual. He has to go up there every year. Traveling opens up our mind. I love how it makes us positive and allows us to understand people better. When I first came to India, I used to think I was going to be living in the crowded places. I think it’s convenient to judge something based on what you saw on TV, books or stories, but until you actually be there, you will never truly know the real picture. India is a big country. The crowded busy areas are concentrated in the cities, but you will be surprised to find out that if you step out a little, the beautiful countryside is just around the corner.
India has the beautiful rivers and seas in the south, the mountains of clouds and snow in the north, the wavy hills in the central, and the calm beaches around the coasts. It’s diverse and abundant, and this is what we love to share with you. .. The gorgeous traditional colorful India.
Speaking of being colorful, I made these cookies for Sadik to carry in his trek up north. On the peaceful mountains, there aren’t anywhere to buy food. He will get humble meals cooked by his travel crews and villagers. I intentionally baked these cookies full of sugar and sprinkles loaded with butter and fat to keep him going. He told me they were wonderful, and he also shared them with his friends and the local kids on the mountains. He told me the little kid’s eyes lit up when they saw the colorful cookies. This tale just makes me feel so warm every time.
1 cup butter- room temperature
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup rainbow sprinkles
Cream together butter and sugar for 5 minutes or until smooth. I like to keep some sugar crystal intact to give the sugary crunch in the cookies.
Add eggs and vanilla into the mixture, and beat until combined.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, and stir well.
Sift the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
Wrap the dough with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Line the baking tray with baking paper. Keep sprinkles in a small plate.
Take about 1 heap tbsp dough, roll into a ball and flatten it on a plate of sprinkles for the sprinkles to stick into the dough on both sides. Do the same to the rest of the dough.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the edge of the cookies are golden. Let it cool on the rack. You can keep these cookies for 3-4 days.