I had the most wonderful day baking through the day, preparing for our trip to my hubby dear's hometown. He suggested I bake those cookies for our nephew and nieces. Since chocolate is the most favoured one, I decided to make the usual basic biscuit in chocolate and also with chocolate chips.
Plus making with vanaspati, I also made it butter, which turned out more chewy but still excellent in taste. I made about 4 different batches of different flavoured cookies. I had bought some cookie cutters and other shapes. I wanted to try them on these.
The smallest one looked very cute and I ended up using it for all the batches. Other ones were maple leaf, tree. Though after getting baked they lost their shape or rather didn't look like that.
I followed almost the same recipe as I did for these Basic Biscuits.
After rolling out the dough, press them down and using the cutter insert to get the shapes.
Preheat the oven to 185 degrees C. Meanwhile place the shaped cookies on the tray. Place the chocolate chips on the top, press them slightly inside else they will fall off after being baked.
Once you have placed it evenly on the tray, bake it for 15 minutes at 185 C.
Allow it to cool completely before storing them in a box.
Bake them first for 10 mins, then check and continue baking for 4 -5 mins, allow to cool. Sometimes it gets baked by 13 minutes itself.