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Famous Karachi Fruit Biscuits in less than 60 minutes

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For over 3 decades I believed that Karachi Fruit Biscuits come straight from Karachi. I can see that smile on your face. But I am not only, but there are also many who thought so.

And when I realized that these come from Karachi Bakery in Hyderabad, I was laughing at my silliness.

The origin might be Hyderabad but the popularity of these biscuits is not just limited to Hyderabad. These melt-in-mouth Karachi Fruit biscuits are liked by people across the globe.

Remember in my cookies without oven recipe, I told you that Amit tea is not complete if he does not eat cookies with tea. But after these famous Karachi Fruit Biscuits, he has literally stopped eating other cookies.

These cookies vanish quickly and for a quick resolution, I once ordered them through Amazon only to find no aroma and flavor that you will get in a freshly baked cookie.

So today along with my Cranberry Pistachio Cookies I will be baking at home these melt-in-the-mouth Karachi biscuits too. Just so you know, baked items lose their freshness, aroma, and taste with time. For cookies, the freshness stays only for 2-3 weeks.

Quick notes for Karachi Fruit Biscuits

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Karachi Fruit Biscuits Recipe

The Karachi Biscuits recipe is a straightforward and quick recipe. The melt-in-mouth characteristic of these biscuits makes them irresistible.

Be careful with the quality of ingredients so these biscuits stay crunchy for a longer time.

You must decide the quantity you are going to bake and how long you would like to keep them for. Remember you can always freeze this cookie dough and make fresh cookies at a time of your choice.

How to make Karachi Fruit Biscuits

In a bowl take butter, essence, milk, and sugar. Mix it well and you will get a luscious mixture.

Karachi Fruit Biscuits Batter

In another bowl, take all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, custard powder, and tutti-frutti.

Mix the ingredients properly. Start adding dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Combine all the ingredients and make a dough.

Do not over-knead it.

Flour and butter for Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Place a plastic wrap on your working counter and place the dough on it.

Shape the dough into a log shape.

Karachi Biscuits Loaf

Wrap it well and keep it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 °C. Now take out the dough and cut it into ¼ inch thick slices.

Place a parchment paper on the baking tray and place each slice on it by leaving some space in between as cookies will expand while baking.

Bake these cookies in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.

Once done, keep baked cookies on a wired rack for some time. Your cookies are ready to serve.

Karachi Cookies

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Karachi Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Snacks, Tea Time
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 210 gm All Purpose Flour
  • 200 gm Organic Sugar
  • 70 gm Custard Powder
  • 60 gm Tutti Frutti
  • 5 tbs Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder cold
  • 1 tbs Pineapple Essence
  • 120 gm Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, take all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, custard powder, and tutti-frutti. Mix the ingredients properly.
  • In another bowl take butter, essence, milk, and sugar. Mix it well and you will get a creamy mixture.
  • Start adding dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Using your hands just combine all the ingredients and make a dough. Don’t over knead it.
  • Place a plastic wrap on your working counter and place the dough on it.
  • Shape the dough into a log shape.
  • Wrap it well and keep it in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 °C. Now take out the dough ad cut it into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • Place a parchment paper on the baking tray and place each slice on it by leaving some space in between as cookies will expand when bake.
  • Bake these cookies in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once done, keep baked cookies on a wired rack for some time. Your cookies are ready to serve.

Notes

  1. Skip Salt if you are using salted butter.
  2. Cookies expand during baking. Always place them by leaving some gap in between.
  3. The butter should be cold otherwise recipe will not work.
  4. If you are baking cookies in summer or hot weather then add milk later on as per requirement. 


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13 COMMENTS

  1. Hi sonia,
    This recipe did not come properly for me. First of all, when I added milk to butter, sugar, pineapple essence mixture, it curdled.
    Next, by adding 5tbsp of milk the entire batter became watery. I am not sure where exactly I went wrong coz I followed the recipe as it is given. Please help me

    • Arpitha

      If the butter was too soft or the weather was hot while preparing the dough, the recipe will not work. In such case, add milk later ( as per requirement). I am sure this will help you.

      Happy Baking

    • Hello Rekha,

      The quantity of butter is mentioned in the recipe itself. It is 120gm. I would recommend reading the complete recipe again. Most of the time the recipe fails because we, in our desperation of making the recipe, miss out reading the recipe details.

      Happy Baking
      Sonia

    • Hi Dipti, If you are baking sweet cookies, unsalted butter is preferred because in salted butter, different brands have different amount of salt in their butter, for example Amul regular butter and Amul lite butter have different salt content in them. When we use unsalted butter we typically add little salt in addition to make a balance.

      If you are baking salty cookies, there is hardly any impact whether you use salted butter or unsalted butter.

      Sonia

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Sonia Gupta

Baking Instructor & Food Blogger

I’m Sonia Gupta, and I am on my mission to transform home-makers into home-bakers. Baking is an essential skill that every mother must know so to avoid their children eating unhealthy market baked items. My goal is to help you learn a skill that will keep your children happy and healthy.

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