Hubby suggested cookies and I wondered how I never got such ideas.Everything was done in a jiffy and Nutty Butter Cookies were made within less than an hour.A sprinkle of Icing sugar and the cookies were ready.There were many yummy dishes and I had absolutely no hopes of winning.My neighbours had made Murukku,Halwa,Appam,Sooyam,Gulab jamun and many such dishes.Judging time came and as expected,1st prize went to Butter Murukku[Chakli],2nd prize was for Fruit and nuts Appam and third prize also went to Sweet appam.I clapped wholeheartedly but was sad that one of my neighbours who had spent hours to make Maida Halwa didn’t even get special mention.There was a Q & A session with the judges and they said the texture was missing and blah blah.Someone asked-what about the cookies[I was surprised]and they said-anyone can make cookies,make the dough and stash it inside the oven-cookies would be ready-no effort involved.I mean,how can they say that,I would be lying if I said I was not sad.Not because I didn’t win,but for his comment.
Anyway-win or no win I will continue making the cookies;-).I had the cookie dough sitting inside the freezer for over a week.I had shaped some when I made the dough.The first batch got done and the dough was still hard.I was in a hurry and I microwaved the dough for 10 secs.Bad move, since the chocolate chips started melting and didn’t hold shape.But the end product looked cool-kind of swirled chocolate effect.I loved it;-).
Choco-chip Walnut Cookies
Maida/Flour – 1 ¼ cup
Walnuts – ¾ cup,crushed
Chocolate chips – ½ cup
Add crushed walnuts and choco-chips.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or till done.