Get the dry flour in a bowl, add the melted butter and vanaspati and knead to a soft dough
The dough will look soft and gooey to the touch.
Press out on a sheet and use a cutter to cut out a shape as desired.
Makes - 40 small ones
All purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
Icing Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - 4 tsp
Vanaspati / Hydrogenated vegetable oil - 50 gms
Unsalted Butter - 1 cup
Vanilla essence few drops
Method to prepare:
In a bowl, sift the flour with icing sugar well. Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the cocoa powder, combine everything.
Melt the vanaspati, butter. Then slowly mix in the melted vanaspati to the dough. This needs to be done with small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumble texture. Finally, add the butter and continue kneading the dough.
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 are for my Kid's Delight ~ Chocolate Feast! as I will be doing the round-up in a couple of day's time. So if you still have some entries..do send them.