For all the artist I am, there are certain things that surely doesn't interest me. Some of those have always been Rangoli, Embroidery, and come to think about it, those pretty decorations that one might have to do on the cupcakes or cakes, etc. I seriously can't understand the efforts some of them take to decorate a cake. For all the efforts that go in, the end-user hardly ever spends a moment to even look at the decoration properly.
That said I am not saying it's not worth it. But think about it. I attempt to make all such elaborate things and my kids hardly take a moment to wait before everything disappearing in thin air. So when I decided that I was going to bake, I knew I had to do some chocolate cookies for sure. So I had this recipe in mind. After making the Coconut cookies, I had these ready.
I had the flower nozzle out and couldn't find the cloth bag to put in the mix. So had to have a plastic cover for making the shapes. Konda was so impressed, so were the boys. In fact, there was a serious case of these piped chocolate cookies disappearing. So I requested them to keep some for the pictures.
Looking at the design you might think it was something else right. Well, there is supposed to be something else alright. Except they turned out like this. I was aiming at those flower designs but it never struck me and I was struck with these. Of course, the shape does not have anything to do with the taste. As I said most of them have disappeared, which should say for the addiction that my boys had towards this.
Step by Step picture Recipe
Chocolate piped cookies
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Butter - 150 gms, room temp
Cocoa powder heaped - 2 tsps
Salt a pinch
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
How to make the Chocolate Piped Cookies
In a bowl, cream the butter and icing sugar well. Shift the flour along with baking powder, cocoa, salt. Slowly add to creamed butter and continue creaming.
When all the flour is done, add milk and get the dough to a soft and little dropping consistency. For making the flowers, you can use either star or flower nozzle fitted to a bag. transfer the dough into the bag and pipe them on a greased baking tray.
Pre heat the oven at 185 degC.
Once done, bake the cookies for 15 mins at 185 degC
Allow to cool before storing the cookies