Category: Cookies

Eggless Wheat Cookies

Ria had chosen this simple cookie for the March Sweet Punch. Since all the ingredients were readily available in my kitchen, I took it easy and thought this can be prepared any time I want. It was just yesterday that I realized it was 6th of the month and I had to prepare it. After having recently tried my hand at making Checkboard Gateau, I am flying too high. I wanted to add some complexity to these simple cookies. I had planned something else when I made two different doughs. But as I was unable to roll these doughs due to their softness, I ended up making them this way. Best cookie recipe for beginners and also for anyone who gets a sudden cookie craving as these can be made in a jiffy.

Wheat flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter – 4 ounces or 1/2 cup (at room temperature)
Almond flakes – 1/2 cup
Milk – 2 tbsp or as needed
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp (optional)

1. Mix together wheat flour, sugar, salt, almond flakes, cardamom powder and butter. At this stage I divided this mixture into two and added cocoa powder to one mixture to get the chocolate dough.
2. Add milk and knead to get a soft dough.
3. Make balls, flatten them (I made a big ball of wheat dough flattened it, pressed the centre a bit and placed a small flattened chocolate ball. I garnished with choco chip and almond flake) and place on baking tray with atleast an inch of space between them.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 360F for about 15-18 mins (Depends on the thickness of your cookies and temperature of the oven) or until the cookies are golden brown.
5. Let then stand for 3-5 minutes.

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After Baking:



Choco Chip Cookies

Have been baking cakes and muffins for quite some time. Yes, the baking bug has bitten me hard. And I wanna venture into new arenas of baking. All thanks to Sweet Punch team and fellow bloggers, I’m learning and growing as a baker. Several times while I blog-hop, go through mind blowing recipes and check the ingredient list first. I frown at the sight of ingredients that I don’t have access to or won’t be able to procure. Specially ingredients related to baking are like treasures to be hunted for in India. Some time ago, I bumped into Suma’s blog where she has written a post on availability of baking raw materials in Bangalore along with address and contact details. That page delighted me more than my pay-slip or even offer letetrs for that matter!
Recently visited this small shop called General Additives in Seshadripuram, which had most of the items in my wish list. The best part is that the prices are genuine. I bought whipping cream powder, choco chips, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cake tin, muffin cups… For the next two days, I would open the packet of these goodies, and wonder what to make with my long-awaited belongings. I zeroed in on something that I had never made before. Ria’s choco chip cookies were the best bet!
I’m glad I chose her recipe coz they are 100% trust worthy and one can follow the recipe blindly to the T without any apprehensions about results. Thanks Ria, for being an inspiration to budding bakers like me…