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"The power to forgive is one of the greatest powers given to human. Forgive and you rise above the pettiness of mortals."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Huh, who said best things in life are free. I spent hours (okay may be few minutes) trolling thorugh the aisles of Nilgiri super market trying to figure out what is available and what is not for my recipe. I almost mowed down couple of sales team people out of sheer frustration at their absolutely archaic and messed up shelving system :(. And then i saw Mascarpone cheese and Ricotta cheese in the dairy section and viola i was all happy, why did that happen you say, well thats the story for other time. Right now its time for some baking!!!


Maida -> 100 gms
Baking Soda -> 1/2 tsp
Salt -> 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder -> 1/2 tsp
Oats -> 260 gms

Butter -> 160 gms
Sugar -> 200gms
Water -> 4tbsp
Vanilla Essence -> 1 tsp
Raisins -> 50 gms


Sieve Maida, soda, salt, add cinnamon pwd and oats to it and mix well. Blend butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla and combine.
Add dry mix to this and also the raisins. Mix well. Make small balls and faltten them on the lined baking tray.

Bake at 180 degree for chewy consistency and 15 min for crisp cookies

Choclate Chunk Cookies

Yeah! its the baking season for me. I am just bitten by this baking bug, and so i just have to bake. Cookies have been on my to do list for quiet some time. I just got derailed learning savoury and hors d ouvers :) anyways, today i baked Choco chip. My niece branded me mad coz i did my baking after returning from office and making dinnereee. What does she know, i am so not ready to hang up my boots and call it a day. SO ladies and girls here is the most amazing eggless choco chip cookie on this side of the atlantic ..so to say :D


Maida -> 200gms
Salt -> 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda -> 1/2 tsp
Butter -> 115gms
Powdered Sugar -> 100 gms
Vanilla Essence -> 1 tsp
Water -> 2 tbsp
Choco Chips -> As mush as you want or 1/2 cup

Sieve Maida, soda and salt. In another pan blend butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add water and vanilla and combine. Now add the flour mix to this. Add Choco Chips. Mix well using hands.
Chill untill firm, Roll into ball and then flatten them onto a lined baking tray.

Bake at 180 degree for 15 min or until light brown on the edges.