These are sweet, delicate five-ingredient cookies, akin to the meltaway kind made with confectioners’ sugar.
1/2 cup store-bought or homemade ghee, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
Stir together the ghee and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until well blended, then add the flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt, stirring to form a soft dough. Divide into 20 equal portions, rolling each one into a ball and placing it on the baking sheet as you work. Space the balls at least 1 inch apart.
Bake (middle rack) for 10 to 12 minutes, or just until set, showing no signs of brown around the edges. The color of the biscuits will be pale.
Cool completely on the pan before serving or storing.
Adapted from a recipe obtained by Padmasree Vardaraj, of Chennai, India.
Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick and Kara Elder; email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The nutritional analysis is per biscuit (cookie).
Calories: 100; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Cholesterol: 10 mg; Sodium: 30 mg; Carbohydrates: 8 g; Dietary Fiber: 0 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 0 g.