Last weekend was a boring one..hubby was out of station and I was all alone:-(.Enough of TV watching..enough of reading..I got into something which I can never get enough of.Yes,you guessed right..blogging.While I was going through my blog,it suddenly struck me that I am only a few posts away from my 100th post!!Wow..I got so excited.I started thinking of the special dish to post on my blog for the 100th one.I badly wanted to try a popular dish doing its rounds in the blogosphere,but was quite hesitant.Anyway,I had all the ingredients in my kitchen and at the height of my boredom,took the plunge and made it.It came out beautifully and I just cant wait for the 100th post now.Can you guys guess what I made???Start guessing..(Update-Check out my 100th post here!)
I wanted to bake a new batch of cookies ever since the last batch got over in two days.Hubby said he prefers having cookies rather than a piece of cake because having a cake often makes one feel guilty because of the calories.I agree cookies too have enough calories,but still.He does not have a sweet tooth and I am trying to maintain my diet,so baking a cookie sounded better.After my beginners luck stint in baking in convection mode on MW,I am all set to try new stuff to bake.Was blog-hopping to search which cookie to bake which had a healthier tone to it,struck upon Shammi's blog and saw her eggless cookie series.Bingo!Since I already made these which are quite similar to these,I wanted to try something different and Peanut butter cookies sounded very apt.I had some not-easy-to-spread peanut butter in my shelf which was nearing its expiry date.I put it to good use and baked some yummy cookies.I tweaked Shammi's recipe a bit and added some oats too,just to satisfy my guilt pangs;-)
Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies
Maida - 1 and 1/2 cup
(I substituted 1/2 cup of maida with half cup oats ie 1 cup maida and 1/2 cup oats-optional)
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Peanut butter - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup demerara sugar and 1/4 cup sugar-I used 1/2 cup normal white sugar.
Cornflour - 2 tbsp
Milk - 2-3 tbsp
Preheat oven to 150*C.
Sift together flour,oats,baking powder,salt and cornflour.Keep aside.
Beat butter,peanut butter and vanilla essence in a large bowl.
Beat in sugar.
Stir half of the flour mix.Mix well.
Stir in the other half too and mix well.
Add milk if the dough is too dry.
Roll the dough into small balls,flatten a bit with a fork and make a criss-cross pattern.
Arrange the cookies in a tray and bake for 18 minutes in 150*C,until the cookies are dry on top.
Remove from oven and let the cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight box.
P.S-The temperature for baking the cookies might differ.Shammi's recipe calls for baking them in 180*C for 15-16 minutes.I pre-heated the oven and kept the cookies inside,within 5 minutes into baking the cookies started getting burnt on the top.So I lowered the temperature to 150*C and baked for 18 minutes and they came out fine.So,set the temperature accordingly.
I had bookmarked this recipe when Shammi posted it and came around making it successfully.So I am sending these to Ruth for her Bookmarked Recipes event.
My dear blogger friends have been kind enough to me and passed some beautiful awards to me.Thank you so much dear friends!!!
Seema,Suma and Ranji have passed on to me Friendship award and Yum yum Blog Award-Thank you so much folks!!!