How to make Cranberry Centered Thumbnail Cookies -

Small cookies with cranberry centres – a sure winner with children and adults alike.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cranberries (क्रैनबेरी), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cranberry Centered Thumbnail Cookies

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Cranberry Centered Thumbnail Cookies Recipe

  • Cranberries 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 2½ cups

  • brown sugar/jaggery ¾ cup

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Egg 1

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Salt a pinch

  • Sugar ½ cup

  • Rind of lemon

  • Lemon juice of ½ lemon

  • Walnuts toasted and coarsely crushed ½ cup


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Combine powdered brown sugar and butter in a bowl. Beat well with an electric beater till light and creamy.

Step 3

Break egg in a bowl and whisk well. Add half the whisked egg to butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Add vanilla essence and beat again.

Step 4

Break egg in a bowl and whisk well. Add half the whisked egg to butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Add vanilla essence and beat again.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick pan. Add cranberries, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice and some water, mix well and cook till cranberries turn pulpy. Switch off heat and blend into a fine paste using water as required.

Step 6

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into small balls. Flatten them into cookies and place them on a baking tray.

Step 7

Make a dent in the centre of each cookie with your thumb. Brush with remaining whisked eggs, sprinkle walnuts and fill the dents with the prepared cranberry paste.

Step 8

Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 9

Remove from heat, cool and serve.

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