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Friday, December 14, 2012

Cookies In Disguise : Spinach Cookies



My love for cookies is well known to you now and few days ago I attempted something which is an unusual flavor ie. Spinach cookies. Actually one of my friend whom I met last year during our swimming session has a daughter who likes anything and everything with chocolate. 

So keeping her daughter's interest in mind she requested me if I can come up with spinach cookies ? Intriguing as it may sound, I said ok I will try...And believe me the final result was over whelming...Yes they have been disguised as chocolate cookies to please the little girl. 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
1 + 1/3 cups All purpose flour
1 cup Sugar
1/2 Buttermilk
1/2 cup Spinach puree
2tsp Vanilla essence
1 tsp Baking powder
1/3 cup Almond powder
1/2 tsp Salt

For Decoration: I have used melted chocolate and some sprinkles and few tbsp buttercream

Method:
Thoroughly wash the spinach and drain, with 1 tbsp water grind to make a fine puree. Keep aside.
Grease the baking tray and preheat oven to 170 degree C. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.  Now in a large bowl sift flour, almond powder, baking powder and salt together. When shifted properly, these ingredients become lighter. Now add vanilla essence, spinach puree into the butter batter and mix well. Slowly add dry ingredients and gently incorporate until just mixed. Make a soft pliable dough. 

Take small ball size dough and shape them whatever you can think of !! gently into a disc. Place the cookies on the middle shelf. Bake for 10-12 minutes. It's always better to under bake these as the color looks beautiful. Remove them from the baking tray. And let them cool on a wire rack. I enjoyed baking these and going to make them again soon. I decorated these cookies with melted chocolate and silver balls. Few big ones had butter cream sandwiched between them. 



Linking this recipe to Priya's 60 Days to Christmas Event, co-hosting with Divya 

Also to Siri's event where she is celebrating first anniversary of her blog

And to LemonKurry's ongoing event


28 comments:

  1. super tempting and inviting . Join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

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  2. Delicious and tempting !
    I loved the serving bowl....

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  3. What a delicious way to disguise. love it.

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  4. Wondering how the spinach would have tasted in a cookie. should give it a try for sure atleast to know the taste... nice one deepa

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  5. Guess chocolate does make everything better! Love the cookie in disguise idea.

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  6. Good one Deepa..nice try..by this i can say you are the expert in cooking..keep rocking..:)

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  7. what a terrific idea,Deepa..spinach & cookies,looks unique & interesting too:)
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  8. Yum Yum ....Pls pass me some :-)

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  9. Omg, never thought of making cookies with spinach puree, that soo brilliant.

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  10. OMG!!!! am drooling here!!! very interesting way of adding spinach and also covering it up!!! a great idea!!!
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  11. wow! looks so yummy what a great idea to includd Spinach in cookie.. Love it.. Pls. send some to me :-)
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  12. Super innovative Deepa..I loved the entire concept and it's execution.Cheers !

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  13. Wonderful idea....it looks so yum

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  14. fantastic idea... cookies look yummy...

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  15. OMG..you are such a creative girl dear! Spinach cookies, totally new to me!!!

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  16. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Never heard of them they look like a beauty!

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  17. Super cookies....

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  18. Have heard abt many types of cookies,but definitely not this much healthy one..very innovative indeed.

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  19. well.this sounds really amazing.lovely thought.thanks for linking.am following u happily.check mine and send more recipes.

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  20. well.this sounds really amazing.lovely thought.thanks for linking.am following u happily.check mine and send more recipes.

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  21. This is the 1st time I have seen spinach cookies , this is very innovative.

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