Sunday, December 5, 2021



Try out these delicious lemon currant cookies from Martha Stewart's collection. Her recipes always come out perfect if you follow the exact measurements. These cookies have a softer texture inside but are nice and firm on the outside. They taste Divine with sweet and tangy flavours blended together. 
If you want to make an eggless version skip the egg and add little more baking powder and 2 tbsps of milk. 

All purpose flour / maida ......  3/4 cup
Unsalted butter ...................... 1/4 cup
Icing sugar  .........................  1/2 cup
Sour cream ......................... 1/8 cup
Egg ...................................... 1
Baking powder ................... 1/8 tsp
Salt ..................................... 1/8 tsp
Dried currants ..................... 1/4 cup
Lemon zest ........................ 1 tsp
( all ingredients at room temperature)

1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder.
2. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
3. Add the sour cream and egg. Beat them until well blended.
4. Now spoon in the sifted flour little by little and continue beating until all the flour is used up.
5. Mix the lemon zest and black currants.
6. Put a large nozzle into a piping bag and transfer the cookie mixture into it. 
7. Pre-heat the oven.
8. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease it well with butter.
9. Pipe out the cookies leaving 1 and 1/2 inch space between them as they will flatten on baking.
10. Bake @ 180 C for 12 to 15 minutes. Keep a check after 10 minutes. The time may vary a bit depending on the type of the oven and the size of the cookies.
11. When you see the edge becoming brownish they are done. Let them cool well before removing from the tray.
12. These cookies have a softer texture inside but are nice and firm on top.

Yield : 3 dozen cookies of medium size or 2 dozen larger size. 
Recipe Courtesy - Martha Stewart

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This recipe is made for the event - A-Z Recipe Challenge. 
Season 1 - We have completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is "F"- I chose False (Dried Currants) and made these cookies with them.

Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)

A - Adraki Aloo  (Baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja  ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe  (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Farali Dahi Chawal ( Barnyard Millet Curd Rice / Samak ke Dahi Chawal )
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes ( Cardamom flavoured cup cakes )
F - False ke Biscuits ( Lemon Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe ( Flattened Rice Flakes with Jaggery)
H - Hare Dhaniye ki Sabzi (Fresh coriander stir fry)
I - Imli Gosht ( Tangy Mutton curry )
J - Jowar ke Phulke (Sorghum Flour Flatbreads)
- Karele ki Bhurji ( Diced Bitter Gourd Stir fry)
L - Lehsun Ka Achar ( Garlic Pickle)
M - Moong Dal with Sarson ka Saag ( Moong dal with Mustard Greens)
N - Neembu Gud ki Shikanji (Indian summer drink with herbs and spices)

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  1. Currants and lemon together in a cookie, now that is really delicious. I agree with you Martha Stewart's bakes come out so well. Tempted to bake these cookies for Christmas.

    1. Yes Mayuri. I think these are one of the best tasting cookies I have ever baked.

  2. 😍 these cookies lemon currant cookies are yum. I love the recipe and think they are perfect for this season.

    1. Yes, they are delicious and perfect for the season.

  3. These Martha's lemon currant cookies are irresistible. Would love to try out cookies with sour cream and egg. The steps involved are well explained. Nice post!!

    1. Thanks Neha. These cookies I really recommend you to try out. You all will love them for sure.

  4. Sookhe False ke cookies look so delectable. I love the lemon zest flavour that you have included in it. Beautiful bake.

    1. Thanks Jayashree. They tasted awesome.Do try them.

  5. Cookies looks irresistible. Current and lemon zest definitely gives a wonderful taste and flavour. I can imagine the divine taste. Can't wait to try.

    1. Thanks Sujata. They are too good. They vanished in no time. Waiting to make them again.

  6. Lemon and currant in a cookie sounds so delicious. Lovely texture and flavours. Would love to bake it for Christmas . I need to hunt for currants now.

    1. You get them online in Amazon Preethi. Not very expensive too. Get them and make the cookies.

  7. I have to try these with my lots of leftover dried Blackcurrants. The look so handy as the children will be home and will love to keep some munching on.

    1. I am sure kids will love them and they will vanish in no time. They will ask for a second round.

  8. Falsa fruit is my one of favourite but nowdays it's very hard to get in market. These cookies looks so good. Will try to make it sometime

    1. Yes, but the dry ones are easily available online. Do try and you will really love these cookies.

  9. These Martha's lemon currant cookies looks amazing. I have tried cookies with sour cream this recipe sounds so interesting and would love to try! Beautiful share.

    1. You must try these Jolly. We loved them so much that hubby keeps asking to make them again


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