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Ginger cookies with cheesecake filling

My Official kick off for the holiday season!!
This is my favorite time of the year to bake and cook just because this is one season people eat food without counting calories(that is what I think atleast). So this year I started it off with these wonderful cookies I happened to see pictures of on pintrest..These taste as good as they look. Give it a try and a very Happy Holidays!!
Ingredients For cheesecake filling 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sour cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
For cookie dough 1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
 pinch of ground cloves
For Topping 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
1/2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil

Method
Step 1 : For cheesecake filling In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and salt until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, sou…

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a kind of sweet that can be made for any occasion be it a festival or party or a get together. Gulab Jamun is traditionally made with Khoya which is a bit time consuming. So this time I kind of cheated and took a short cut by using milk powder which takes less time but tastes as good as the traditional recipe.
There are lot of ready made Gulab Jamun mixes available in the groceries stores today but I prefer making my own mix :). Give it a try and I promise these jamuns tastes better than the ones made from the ready made mixes..
Last but not least.. Happy Diwali guys!!
Ingredients
For Jamuns 1 cup milk powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp butter at room temperature
3 to 4 tbsp milk at room temperature(just enough to knead the dough)
fat pinch of baking soda
pinch of baking powder
1 tbsp almonds power (blanch the almonds in warm water. Remove the skins and pat dry. Grind to a fine powder) (Optional)
1 tbsp pistachio powder (Optional)
oil for deep frying
For Sugar syru…