Do all of us remember our childhood days when our moms used to bake or buy delicious Chocolate Cookies and keep them away from our grasp ( mostly in a high place where our hands wouldn't reach :-)? However, our quick thinking would make us do innovative things like climbing on stool, chair or anything that could act as a platform. And after we got hands in those cookies they tasted even better as the satisfaction of getting them with loads of hard work was added. Now after seeing my two and a half year old son climb chair to get his favorite toy, I was reminded of my childhood act of climbing chair to get my favorite chocolate cookies.
However, I would advise all mothers not to keep their favorite things in high places. Rather have an agreement with them to have stipulated time of usage. Although, as far as chocolate cookies I doubt any regulation in consumption would hold good. So, here is my recipe and photos for your viewing. Any feedback would be highly appreciated.
And after first attempt I bet you want to bake up an extra batch for your cookie jars as these go really fast.
This recipe goes to Champa's- Bake Off Event by 'Stories from an Indian Kitchen'
Serves: Approx. 18-20 cookies, Preparation time: 10 minutes and Baking: 12 minutes
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 cups All purpose flour
1 tbsp Black Coffee
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
4 tbsp Milk
Grease the baking tray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degree C). Beat the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. Stop when the color of the butter has been diluted as over beating will soften the butter. Now in a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together. When shifted properly, these ingredients become lighter. Now add it to the butter mixture and add 1 tbsp black coffee, beaten egg, milk to it. Mix well. Drop batter using a tablespoon onto the greased tray. I wanted my cookies to be flatten so I pressed the batter gently into a disc. But if you want your cookies to be thick, you can leave the batter mounded. Place the cookies on the middle shelf. Bake for 10 minutes. It's always better to under bake these and remove them from the baking tray. And let them cool on a wire rack. I enjoyed baking these and going to make them again this week.