Friday, 22 July 2011

Choco-chip walnut cookies

 I am overjoyed when I come across cookie recipes that don't call for Egg or Baking powder. If they call for choco-chips and/or nuts, even better ;)
So I was thrilled to see this recipe on Divya's blog. I made a few changes here and there.
Maida - 1 1/4 cup
Butter, softened - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Walnuts (chopped) - 1/2 cup (I reduced this from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup)
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup


Preheat the oven to 150 Degrees C.
Mix butter and powdered sugar till creamy
Slowly add the flour and knead till it forms a smooth dought
Add crushed walnuts and choco-chips.
Add a couple of teaspoons of Ghee/melted butter, if the dough is too soft.
I find that adding milk, to soften the dough makes the cookies harder, so I add butter/ghee to knead the dough.
Also kneading the dough too much makes cookies harder.
Make small balls of the mix and flatten a bit.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or till done.
Cookies spread a bit while baking, so place the cookies with some space inbetween.
Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes and transfer to wire rack later.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes 34 cookies.

Verdict: Awesome cookies, crumbly and intertwined with nuts and choco-chips. This one is a favourite at home now.
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