Happy Diwali everyone! I almost did not make this post since it is a holiday and I really should not be sitting at a computer editing photos and writing. However, I could not resist sharing my latest treats with you. So, I will keep this post short and sweet. Here are some festive Diwali cookies I made this week.
The icing designs are inspired by rangoli, an Indian folk art popular during Diwali and other auspicious occasions. Rangoli is usually painted on doorsteps with colored flour. The designs are mostly symmetrical geometric shapes and are also often inspired by things in nature. It is meant as a decoration, to bring good luck, and welcome visitors. Sadly, I live in condo building and have no front porch to paint on. So, to teach traditions to my two year old, I printed out these rangoli coloring pages and colored with him. For myself, I expressed the art form on a cookie…
I made these cookies using a recipe from Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen. Her cookie and icing recipe is completely eggless! I thought this was perfect for the holiday since many of our friends and family do not eat eggs. The only change I made to the recipe was to add a quarter teaspoon each of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!