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.
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
1 + 1/3 cups All purpose flour
1 cup Sugar
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
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.
Also to Siri's event where she is celebrating first anniversary of her blog