Deepavali cookies

Deepavali Cookies|How to make Eggless Deepavali cookies ?

Eggless Deepavali Cookies : These eggless Deepavali cookies are rich, buttery, soft, crumbly and melt in the mouth yummy. Simple and easy to make with just 5 ingredients, can be made in so many variations this holiday season. Bake them in batches and watch them disappear during the holiday season.

What is Deepavali ?

“Deepavali ” “Deepa” means lamp, “avali” means an array or a row.

Deepavali the festival of LIGHTS , is celebrated with an array of lamps . An Indian festival celebrating the triumph of LIGHT over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. 

This year Deepavali is celebrated on November 14th, 2020 on a Saturday.

East meets West this Deepavali

When you have grown up in a land where sweets/mithai is done in truck loads for Deepavali to be distributed to friends and family….and then you move to the other side of the globe where colder temperatures and cookie baking is the norm during these festive months, how do you merge the too ?Simply make Deepa/Diya/Lamp shaped cookies for Deepavali ! You get the best of both worlds. Your homesickness for endless deepa’s/diyas/lamps is satisfied, along with the sweet craving during this festive season. What’s more this cookie making doesn’t take days in preparation, it is done in less than a n hour start to finish. You still get to distribute it among your loved on Deepavali, same joy, same fun!

The minute I heard about the cookie cutter, which is shaped like a Deepa/Diya/Lamp, I was on the hunt for one until I found it on Etsy. I believe you also get them here now.

Deepa shaped cookie cutter

Deepa/Diya/Lamp shaped Cookie Cutter

Step by Step instructions on how to make the Deepavali cookies

In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, corn starch & salt. Set aside.

Next place the butter which has been softened at room temperature into your stand mixer (hand mixer or whisk will also work).Sift the powdered sugar/Confectioners sugar into the butter & beat them up first slowly then increase the speed, until you get a light, creamy, pale yellow buttery mix.

Next add the vanilla extract & mix well.

Mixing the ingredients

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degree F/180 degree C.

At this time, use the Deepa/Diya shaped cookie cutter to fill the cookie dough in on a baking sheet.

Filling the dough in the Deepavali cookie cutter
Gently remove the cookie cutter from the dough

Make the cookies in batches, so you can store for later.

Make cookies in batches for Deepavali

Icing the cookies on top with the designs of your choice. (Pardon my first attempt at icing, it clearly shows 🙂 )

Icing the cookies

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degree F/180 degree C.

Once oven is preheated transfer the baking tray into the oven & bake for 20-25 minutes, until the sides of the cookies turn a golden brown.

Remove from the oven.Let sit on the baking tray for a minute before transferring the cookies on to a cooling rack.

Once the cookies are cool, serve with a glass of milk or add them in your sweet boxes to gift to friends on Deepavali day. Enjoy!

Serve the yummy cookies
Deepavali Cookies|How to make Eggless Deepavali cookies ?

Deepavali Cookies|How to make Eggless Deepavali cookies ?

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: CAKES & BAKES, COOKIES, DEEPAVALI, FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS, LIFESTYLECuisine: American
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Servings

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

1119

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour/Maida

  • 1/2 cup Butter unsalted

  • 1/2 cup Confectioners sugar

  • 2 tbsp Corn starch

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 Vanilla Extract

  • 3 tsp Milk Optional

  • 3 Icing Pens color of your choice

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, corn starch & salt. Set aside.
  • Next place the butter which has been softened at room temperature into your stand mixer (hand mixer or whisk will also work).Sift the powdered sugar/Confectioners sugar into the butter & beat them up first slowly then increase the speed, until you get a light, creamy, pale yellow buttery mix.
  • Next add the vanilla extract & mix well.
  • Now gently stat adding the dry ingredients to the buttery mix into two portions. Scraoe down from the side if necessary.Do not knead the dough. Mix until you get a uniform consistency. at this point if you feel the dough is too dry, you may add 2-3 tsp of milk to the dough until it turns soft.
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degree F/180 degree C.
  • At this time, use the Deepa/Diya shaped cookie cutter to fill the cookie dough in on a baking sheet. Then add the icing on top in your preferred design.
  • Once oven is preheated transfer the baking tray into the oven & bake for 20-25 minutes, until the sides of the cookies turn a golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven.Let sit on the baking tray for a minute before transferring the cookies on to a cooling rack.
  • Once the cookies are cool, serve with a glass of milk or add them in your sweet boxes to gift to friends on Deepavali day. Enjoy!

Notes

  • 1.The frozen butter needs to be at room temperature for this recipe. Ideally it would be better to place the butter cubes on the kitchen counter for an hour to soften before using it in the recipe. The butter needs to  soft enough to get a dent on it when pressed, yet not too soft, since that will make the cookies flow when baked.
  • 2. I promise to learn how to do icing better next time, my first try at designing on cookie tops with Indian patterns 🙂

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories1119
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 93g 144%
    • Saturated Fat 59g 295%
  • Cholesterol 246mg 82%
  • Sodium 1401mg 59%
  • Total Carbohydrate 75g 25%
    • Sugars 60g
  • Protein 1g 2%

  • Vitamin A 57%
  • Calcium 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Now that you have one more goodie added to your mithai/sweet gift box, go on and celebrate Deepavali by sharing the sweetness of it all 🙂

Happy Deepavali !

My other posts on Deepavali

Sharing some of my previously published posts on Deepavali/The Festival of Lights for your interest , below:

Bottom Line

This year Deepavali celebrations start on November 12th and go for the next 5 days until November 16th , 2020.

May the Festival of Lights, fill our homes and hearths with LIGHT and blessings for peace, prosperity, good health and happiness.

Happy Deepavali to you and your family!

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Tripti Charan
4 years ago

5 stars
WOW! This looks mouthwatering

Maya Shetty
4 years ago
Reply to  Tripti Charan

Thank you, for stopping by my blog & sharing your kind words, Tripti Charan.It is a quick & easy recipe & can be made a kid friendly creative & baking session during the holidays .If you enjoy these recipes & posts, please subscribe to my blog to receive regular newsletters & new recipes.