I have tried out many cookie recipes from all of you dear bloggers and they have come out great too.One of the first ones I made was this and I always get the same taste and texture everytime I made it.It really is a foolproof recipe.Even though I don’t mind adding eggs to cakes and brownies,I have still not come to terms with adding it to the cookie dough.So mine has to be eggless.I came across this recipe at Nita Mehta's Cakes and Cookies and have been thinking of making it sometime.I slightly tweaked the recipe and adapted it to my style.It has come out great and am loving every bite of it.I think this recipe will work fine for choco-chip cookies too,some other time maybe!!
Eggless Chocolate Cookies
Maida/flour – ¾ cup
Cocoa powder – ¼ cup
Cornflour – ½ cup
Icing sugar Or Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Dessicated coconut(optional) – 1 tbsp
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Butter(in room temperature) – ½ cup
Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
Dry fruits – ½ cup(I used crushed walnuts and almonds)
Milk – a tbsp or two,if required
Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy(if using a hand mixer,mix on low speed for about 30 secs).Mix in the vanilla essence.
Sift together maida,cocoa powder,cornflour,dessicated coconut(if using) and baking powder.
Mix to the butter mix adding a spoon at a time.
After all the flour mix has been added,you can also hand mix the dough for better texture.Fold in the dry fruits.
Add a tbsp milk if the dough is too dry.
Make small balls of the dough and flatten it a bit.
Press cashewnut halves or almond halves on top(optional).
Pre-heat the oven on 150C.
Grease/line a baking tray and place the cookies 1” apart,to leave enough space for the cookies to spread.
Bake for 18 minutes or till done depending on the temperature settings of your oven.
Yummy chocolate cookies are ready to be devoured!!