But, it is even better when they are baked for a special purpose.
The past couple of months have been an amazing roller-coaster ride. I have found many wonderful blogs. Meet blogger whom I follow and also made some wonderful acquaintances.
Taking this wonderful sense of community further had always been on my mind. Meeting like minded people who share your passions can make life fulfilling and interesting. So, at a recent event I was invited to the Chef At Large – Blogger’s Table. An amazing group of Delhi food bloggers come together to celebrate their passion and love for food. And the custom say’s that every blogger has to bring a platter of cookies to their first table. Now, who would say no to such a wonderful idea?
Even thought I have a few tried and tested cookie recipes, this called for something special. The flavour was already decide – Chocolate. But, I did not want to do the same old chocolate chip cookie. And suddenly, I hit jackpot on Sunshine & Smile by Kankana. A delicious blog, that chronicles some delightful and healthy recipes. A chocolate cookie, that had no chocolate and substitutes olive oil with butter and looked so tempting. This one was triple yes. A super simple recipe, made with ingredients easily available at home. This one is quick to make and disappear. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies : Flour 1 cup Baking powder 1 tbsp Sugar 1 cup Cocoa powder ½ cup Eggs 2 Olive oil 1/2 cup Zest of 1 lemon Vanilla essence ½ tsp Pinch of salt Confectioner’s sugar ¼ cup Directions
- Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.
- Mix the eggs into the dough, one at a time.
- Add in the vanilla essence, olive oil and lemon zest and mix well. At this point you may have to use your hands to bring the dough together. It will be crumbly and will take some time to come together.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 175°C.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour the confectioner’s sugar in a bowl.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and using an ice-cream scooper or a spoon, roll the dough into 1” balls and drop in the confectioner’s sugar.
- Roll it in the sugar and place on the parchment paper.
- Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cookie. Makes : 30 – 35 cookies Enjoy ! ! !