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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two in One Cookies



                                               
Yields: 22-24 cookies, Preparation time: 10 minutes, Baking time: 10-15 minutes


Ingredients:
2 cups All purpose flour
3/4 cup Unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Caster sugar
2 tsp Vanilla essence
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Cocoa powder
1 Egg, lightly beaten
Pinch of Salt


Besides these ingredients you will need 2 round shape cookie cutters(1 big, another very small), Aluminium sheet and cling film to wrap the dough.

                                                                         
Method:
In a large bowl sift the flour,baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, using an electric hand blender, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed till it is light and fluffy. In between scrape the sides of the bowl for uniform results. Add vanilla essence and beaten egg. Add flour mixture and mix to make a smooth dough. Do add little flour if your feel the dough is a bit sticky. But the nature of the dough should be soft and pliable with a smooth texture. Now divide the dough into two two parts. Leave one plain portion aside and mix cocoa to one part and blend it well. Cling wrap both the doughs separately and keep it in the fridge for 1/2 hour. 


                                                               

Pre-heat the oven to 160 Degree Celsius. Place a sheet of aluminium foil on the tray. Roll out the plain dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle. And cut into round shape using a lightly floured cookie cutter. Once you are done with the big shapes, take the small round cutter and press it in the center. Now carefully take out the extra dough and save it for later use. For the inside cocoa flavour, roll out the dark color dough into 1/4 inch circle and with the help of small cutter make round shape. Now place these small cocoa flavour round shape in the center of plain round dough. Press it lightly to bind the two color doughs.

                                                        Ready to go inside the oven.....
Place these on baking tray, evenly spaced and bake for12-15 minutes on 160 Degree Celsius or until light in color. Remove tray from oven and place them on wire racks to cool. Enjoy these double flavor cookies any time of the day. 




                                                                   



67 comments:

  1. Nice idea Deepa...these cookies look so delightful...I am so much tempted.

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  2. Wow Raji thanks a lot for such an electrifying comment :-)

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  3. Wow...simple and yum...looks delectable...liked the way u presented them....

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  4. they look so nice and yumm..will try them sometime..

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  5. cookies looks lovely and delicious...awesome clicks..:)

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  6. Those cookies look superb n nice presentation dear..:)They r perfectly baked

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  7. Thanks Lubna, Mugdha Raksha for your lovely words

    @prathibha: Good to hear that u liked presentation of these cookies.
    @Sowmya: Do try these...simple and yummy

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  8. Deepa this one rocks & how ! beautiful presentation, am bookmarking it !

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  9. simply great. Loved the cookies.

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  10. Wow, Cookies look fabulous..

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  11. Looks tempting and awesome. You rock as ever

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  12. Hey Deepa, I need your email address to give you my mailing address so that you can send me these cookies!

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  13. so inviting....and wonderfull pics..

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  14. @Priya: is this worth Bookmarking ? Wow feeling good ;-)
    @Radhika: Thanks for liking these
    @Lakshmi: Thanks for your nice words
    @Shanthi je: I'm on cloud 9 :-)
    @Lizy: LOL !! I wish i could send u these via mail...

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  15. wow..lovely presentation..Yummy crunchy cookies..

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  16. Wowwwwwwww.. looks so so so tempting n inviting.. send me some dear.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  17. This looks perfectly baked and delicious!! The cute little pink ribbons make it very inviting!!

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  18. wow Deepa cookies are looking very tempting...and loved your way of presentation.

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  19. Crunchy and yummy cookies..lovely and really tempting..

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  20. amazing pics and love your two in onw cookies...yummie

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  21. Two in one cookies looks delicious Deepa, very good.

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  22. Wow they looks super cute,pretty and absolutely elegant..addictive cookies for the sure..

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  23. Wow...such a great idea...2 in 1cookies choco n plain cookies...feel like grabbing them now...wonderful presentation...looks great!!!

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  24. love ur concept of 2 in 1 cookies...looking gr8

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  25. what a lovely idea..cookies look fabulous..

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  26. Delicious soft cookies.Love them.

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  27. This is such a simple recipe & these look great.

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  28. These cookies have got a nice shape n texture..looks perfect Deeps

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  29. They are so perfectly made ..looks so crispy and delicious!

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  30. cookies looks lovely and delicious...awesome clicks..:)

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  31. Wow...those cookies look very tempting and delicious :)

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  32. Loved this idea of two in one cookies.

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  33. Cookies looks crispy and yummy and that too the recipe is so simple.Will definitely try this out..

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  34. Great idea Deepa..Delicious cookies. Loved your presentation too..

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  35. Great clicks ! Loved ur presentation :)

    Ongoing Event at my blog: My Mom’s Kitchen – One Pot Meals

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  36. Very cute & adorable cookies! Love how you presented these beautiful cookies, I'd love to have one or maybe two :)

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  37. Amazing clicks, crunchy & attractive cookies!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  38. Delicious cookies and a big shout for your beautiful presentation - wow!

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  39. Really nice recipe. Bookmarking this. I also love the way you have tied the bow. It makes a great treat to pass on to neighbors as well.

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  40. have never really tried thumb print cookies,,,these look so cute

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  41. They looks so lovely , cute and yummy Deepa

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  42. Yum, what an innovative idea, love it :)
    The cookies look super cute n devourable n the pics are outstanding!
    US Masala

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  43. coming after a very long break..cookies look delicious and tasty..I am glad to invite you to participate in our "Quick and Easy recipe mela". http://www.spicytasty.com/misc/quick-and-easy-recipe-mela/

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  44. Yummy Yummy Yum..Loved your two-in one cookies..Would like to pick that right away!!

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  45. awwww looks soooo cute and attractive...luved the gorgeous presentation and the clicks too !

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  46. I find 2 tone cookies cute and urs are super cute!
    And they sure look crunchy and crisp and jus what i want with my coffee now :-)

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  47. cookies love really delish... Thanks for connecting with me Deepa... you have a lovely space.. going to try these lovely cookies as well as hide & seek replica...my son is going to love them :)

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  48. Hi,

    I am put up in Pai Layout :)

    What abt u? where r u put up?

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  49. Thank you friends for your wonderful comments. C u in next post

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  50. Cookies look so cute and delicious! Awesome clicks!

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  51. Loved the idea of 2 in one cookies.
    All the best Deepa on your next baking expedition. These are the variations you can try with that recipe.
    ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
    If you are using 9'' round pan then divide the mixture into 2 and bake separately. Else it will not cook in the center / will take a long time. In that case bake for 30- 35 minutes.

    THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.

    BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.
    All the best. Do let me know how it turned out to be. Check my chocolate ganache if u would like to give a glossy finish to ur cake. Its amazing!

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  52. Wow.. cookies looks fabulous , I can have the full batch !

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  53. Looks yummy ...and I love the idea ...pics are fab Deepa ..great goin gal

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  54. Deepa.. awesome and yummy cookies :) wonderful presentation and nice clicks as well :) tempting :)

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  55. Cute and tempting cookies....looks yummy!!

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  56. Cute and lovely cookies. Bookmarked.

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  57. Dear Deepa
    Note kor-e rakhlam , Blore-e banie rekho, ek container bhorti kor-e ..khabo ar sang-e niye asbo...Tumi GM palia -e thako ? Amar didi , Chhorda okhane thaken..I mean 5 minutes walk from BEML Gate, to the opposite road of Tippa sandra road .
    Ebar Blore ele dekha hob-e

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