Eggless Choco Cookies

So, here is another baking adventure from my kitchen. This time I thoroughly enjoyed baking it and the cookies turned out to be awesome. Crispy from outside and chewy inside. My little one loved it. What more can I ask for 🙂 . WaterMark_2018-07-08-22-08-45.jpg

Without wasting much time, here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Melted unsalted butter (at room temperature) – 1 cup
  2. All purpose flour – 2 1/2 cups
  3. Brown sugar – 1 cup
  4. White Sugar – 2/3 cup
  5. Baking soda – 1 tsp
  6. Salt – 1 tsp
  7. Ground flax seed (2 tbsp) mixed with water (6 tbsp) [alternatively 2 eggs can be added]
  8. Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  9. Dark chocolate (grated) – 2/3 cup

Note: Measure all dry and wet ingredients in the same measuring cup.

Method of Preparation:

  1. Melt butter in microwave for 30-40 seconds and keep outside for bringing it to room temperature.
  2. Sift all purpose flour, baking soda and salt together and keep aside.
  3. Mix 2 tbsp of ground flax seed with 6 tbsp of water and keep aside. This will act as egg replacer in the recipe.
  4. Now, in a mixing bowl, take melted butter at room temperature and add both brown sugar and white sugar to it. Mix everything till slightly frothy. The sugar may not dissolve completely. Leave it as is and add vanilla extract to this.
  5. Now add the sifted dry ingredients to this mixture little by little and mix gently with the help of spatula. Do not over-mix.
  6. At the end add grated dark chocolate to this and mix lightly.
  7. Cover the mixing bowl with a clean wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  8. After two hours take the bowl out of refrigerator and preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  9. On a cookie sheet or baking paper take equal dollops of cookie batter and place those minimum four inches apart.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes (may vary depending on oven performance) in the preheated oven. WaterMark_2018-07-08-22-08-02.jpg
  11. After 12 minutes, take the sheet out and keep on cooling rack. At this stage, the middle of cookie may seem soft. But refrain yourself from over-baking it. Otherwise you will not have the chewy center portion for the cookie.
  12. Store the cookies in airtight container after those cool down.

 

Nankhatai – Eggless Basic Cookies

This is the first time I did put my hands on preparing cookies. So, I started with the basic one called Nankhatai. And it turned out to be awesome and everyone in my family liked it. Nankhatai is a good tea time snack.

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Here is the recipe for Nankhatai.

Ingredients:

  1. All purpose flour – 1 cup
  2. Besan or chikpea flour – 1/2 cup
  3. Semolina or Bombay rava – 3 tbsp
  4. Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup (as per taste)
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  7. Melted unsalted butter – 2/3 cup
  8. Tutti frutti – for garnishing

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the melted butter.
  3. Make a firm dough. Prepare small dough balls out of it.
  4. Press the dough balls a little bit to flatten in shape and press the tutti frutties on top for garnishing. Place the cookie dough balls on a baking tray.
  5. Preheat oven at 150 degrees C. Place the tray in oven and let the cookies bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Let the cookies cool down completely and relish with hot tea. WaterMark_2018-01-15-18-39-51.jpg