It is a tough task to select a recipe to make video. As I am totally into my you tube channel, I am constantly thinking of what to make. I have tried doing regional recipes, but no one wants to see them in my channel. What excites people most is eggless baking and decoration videos. So for now I am concentrating on decoration and baking videos. The idea for decorated cookie came one fine day and I didn’t postpone. I made them immediately. Though I make them within a day, it takes a week to edit and add upload to you tube. Though it is a long process, I enjoy doing it and so it doesn’t bother me.
I have posted an eggless sugar cookie recipe long back and this chocolate sugar cookie is adapted from that. The substitution was quite easy and the cookie turned out perfect. I just substituted 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. And the baking time was more when compared to the original recipe. I made an egg free royal icing to decorate these cookies and was so happy and proud looking at the results. The video below demonstrates the making of these cookies. Scroll down to see what I made with these cookies.
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You can make these cookies two days before decorating. You can store them in airtight box so that they stay fresh. If storing for more than two days, refrigerate.
Eggless Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Butter-1 cup
- Granulated Sugar - 1 cup
- Milk - 1/4 cup
- Baking Powder-2 tsp
- Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
- cup Flour/ Maida - 2 3/4- 3 cups
- Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Cream together butter and sugar until pale.
- Add in vanilla and milk and beat until fluffy.
- Mix together flour and baking powder in a bowl.
- Add cocoa powder and beat until incorporated.
- Add a cup of flour and beat to incorporate.
- Now add the second cup and beat again to incorporate.
- Finally add the third cup of flour and mix by hand to make a sift dough.
- If you feel the dough sticky, then add extra flour until it becomes non sticky.
- Dust the counter with flour.
- Divide the dough into four equal portions.
- Roll a portion into a 1/8″ thick disc.
- Dip a cutter in flour and cut out cookies out of the rolled out dough.
- Remove cookies with spatula and place on a greased tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the tray from oven and let it sit on counter for 10 minutes. When they come out of oven, the cookies will be very soft and any attempt at removing them from the tray will result in broken, disfigured cookies. So try to remove them after 10 minutes.
- Touch the cookies to see whether they have firmed up. Remove them carefully with a spatula and arrange on a wire rack. Finish with the remaining dough.
- Allow all the cookies to cool completely before icing them.