Monday, 6 August 2012

Cookie Drops

What happens when you crave for something to munch on during your tea time on a lazy afternoon and sift through your kitchen counters only to find that, you have very little flour, leaving you confused on what to make out of it? That is what exactly happened to me when I was just hoping to find something quick to make  for tea. Left with just about 50 grams of flour, how could one even think of baking something out of it? Disappointed, I thought for some time and then an idea clicked - why not make some cookie drops like those that we get in super markets that are either vanilla flavoured or pineapple flavoured?

Indeed I had to wait for about 30 minutes before I could get to eat them but the wait was worth the while.
The recipe down here has no sugar or egg in it. I generally tend to avoid the butter too this time around I kept the butter and avoided the other two killers. Read on to find out how its is made.

Ingredients

50 grams of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon  of baking powder
Pinch of salt if u like it salty
15 grams of non salty butter cubes
Few teaspoons of milk

My Way of Making
1. Preheat your oven to 180 C ie 350 F.
2. In a bowl, sift or whisk the flour and baking powder together.
3. To this, cut in the butter cubes and mix them together till it resembles crumbs ie all of the flour gets to be moistened with the butter.
4. To this add just as much milk , (two to three tsps) that is required to knead the mix into a soft dough.
5. Pinch out small portions from the dough, roll into small balls and press them in between your palms so as to flatten them.
6. Place them on a greased baking tray leaving enough space between each cookie and bake them for about 10-15 mts.
7. Relish them when cooled and store them in air tight containers if anything remains. ;)

Note

1. If using salted butter, ignore the salt in the ingredients.
2. If you do not like plain cookies, you can add half tsp of vanilla flavour or chocolate flavour to the mix.
3. Those who like to have it sweet, can add about 10 - 15 gms of castor sugar or powdered sugar to the mix based on your sweetness level or just top it with powdered sugar.
4.You could use a parchment paper on the baking tray as well in place of a greased tray.

I had some left over and used it up for  my snack time (topped with powdered sugar hoping to please AR) with some green tea and "The Hindu".

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