Well if you ask me I won't really be able to tell the difference between a cookie and a biscuit. These are often interchanged in their usage, so I thought I would call this both. This was another batch that I made yesterday along with the Chocolate Cookies. Instead of adding the chips to the dough or topping them, I wanted to mix in the cocoa powder and see how differently these tastes.
Rolling them out was a little hard, so you got to make them into big balls and press them down. Then using the cutters, press out the shapes. I tried freezing this batch but they froze very fast, so had to thaw them again and then pressed out as these shapes.
When the boys came back from school, they immediately wanted to know what was baking. The moment they saw this cooling on the table, they wanted it right away. In fact, eating these, they could not eat their lunch properly. When I told them that we are taking these for their cousins they were so happy but also wanted to know if they are given these to enjoy. I know these are going to be made frequently from now on.
To the plain dough that was made, I added 3 tsp of cocoa powder and mixed well.
After mixing the cocoa into the plain dough, get the oven preheated. Cut out in desired shapes.
Preheat the oven and bake these biscuits at 180 degrees C for `5 minutes. Once done, allow to cool before storing.
Chocolate Biscuits in Microwave Convection Oven.
Icing Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3 tsp
Vanaspati / Hydrogenated vegetable oil - 150 gms
Vanilla essence few drops
Melt the vanaspati. Then slowly mix in the melted vanaspati to the dough This needs to be done with a small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumble texture. Press the Convection mode in your Microwave, increase the temperature to 185 degrees. The time duration for preheating is taken care of automatically by the microwave oven.
Keep kneading in the dough and continue till you get a dough that is soft yet stays in shape. Make big balls, dust your palm and the board with flour, press out to 1 inch thick sheets. Using the cutter, press on the sheets.
Once all the cookies are shaped out, place them on the tray. Grease the tray if required, else you can place it as such as the biscuits will let out oil during the baking process.
Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray and the timer on the preheat goes out, place the tray inside the microwave oven and bake for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, you can let it rest for a few minutes inside the oven. Then remove and allow it to cool before storing it in an airtight container.
These were delicious and for a chocolate lover, it was heavenly!
And another one for my Kid's Delight ~ Chocolate Feast!
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