Baking cookies was on my mind for quite some (very long!!!!) time. but when I visited Divya's Easycooking , i was mesmerised with her eggless cookies. Though I am non-vegetarian and loves eggs to the core , i do not prefer cookies with egg in it. I have to confess here that eventhough all along I have a good luck with baking cakes, but my cookies experiments were total disaster with burnt cookies, melted cookies etc etc....
Finally inspired by Divya, i chose her Eggless butter cookies recipe which was very simple. With all my enthusiasm, passion for baking and obviously with crossed fingers , i started doing preparations....... Recipe as it is from Diya is as follows:-
Eggless Butter Cookies
Maida - 1 cup
Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Icing Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 3/4 cup(in room temperature)
Chopped nuts - 1/2 cup(optional)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsps
Preheat oven to 150*C.
Sift together maida,cornflour and icing sugar.
Cream the butter with a fork and add the nuts and vanilla.
Mix the flour mix to the butter mix 1 tbsp at a time.
Mix well,add 1 tbsp milk if the mix is too dry.
Make small balls of the mix and flatten a bit with hands or using a fork.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or till golden brown.
My variation :-
- Instead of sifting icing sugar with flours, I creamed it with butter.
- Added a pinch of Baking powder in flour.
- My cookie batter was sticky, so I adventurously added one tablespoon of Cocoa powder. The batter was still little bit sticky. So i further added a teaspoon of almond meal which was ready in my refrigerator. Put the batter in fridge for 10 mins and it was hardened a bit.
- Shaped it in round and designed with fork as suggested by Divya.
Once I put the cookie tray in oven, my countdown began !!!!!!!! Impatiently waiting for cookies to get ready. Once they started spreading their wings on cookie sheet as per my expectations, my joy had no bounds. But 15th mins onward they were still soft to touch but there was a little smell of burning. So with little disappointment i removed them from oven and put it on the rack for cooling , thinking about their future( whether to airtight container ot to dustbin) , praying strongly for their future to be good.... With little hesitation, i tasted one and OMG, they were so good... all buttery, bittery, chocolatey, crunchy,... Finally I won...
Now I am confident that I can bake good cookies also without any eggs in it... Hurray !!!!!!Thanks Divya for wonderful recipe.