Monday, 6 February 2017

Walnut - Chocolate Cookies

800 gms. plain flour
200 gms. walnuts, powdered coarsely
2 tbsp cocoa powder
500 gms. sugar powdered
500 gms. solidified ghee dalda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1-2 tbsp. warm milk if required
1/2 cups broken bits of chocolates
If ghee if not solidified, then refrigerate for some time.Take in a large deep plate,
run in circular direction with a flat palm.
Rub enough to make ghee white, fluffy and light.Sieve baking powder, cocoa
powder with flour. Add sugar to ghee and mix till light.
Fold in sieved flours, walnut powder till well mixed. Sprinkle some milk if dough
seems too dry to hold.
Mix with a light hand. Do not knead too much or make dough gooey. Coarse
dough will make better and lighter cookies.
Shape in small rounds, arrange on baking sheet. Preheat oven to 200oC, before
putting in cookies.
Press on chocolate bit on each cookie in centre. Bake at 180oC for 7-8 minutes
or till very light golden.
Remove, cool on a wire mesh or rack till completely cooled. Store in airtight
container, in dry place.
Note: One may even add milk when rubbing ghee and sugar.

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