I think one foodie finds the other! By default. She is a brilliant cook, a great baker, an equally great girl and cherishes food just as much. I’m featuring my friend, Nupur Birla’s chocolate walnut cookies today. What a thing to have on a rainy day with a steaming cup of cafe latte!
½ cup butter
½ cup castor sugar (can use powdered sugar)
1 cup plain flour (maida) (Nupur’s tip: use equal proportions of maida and wheat flour for healthier cookies)
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice (brings a lovely tangy zing to the cookies!)
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup crushed walnuts
¼ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (use any chocolate – milk/dark/mint/caramel,etc)
- Preheat the oven to 180⁰C for about 3-4 minutes
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter using a wooden spoon till it becomes soft and creamy. Now add the sugar and beat well
- Add the flour, baking powder, lemon juice, vanilla essence & crushed walnuts and mix well using your hands to make a dough.
- Cover it with a plastic wrap and chill for a while. For at least 2 hours.
- Divide into 15 equal portions or shapes of your choice and roll in the chocolate chips. Make sure the shapes aren’t too big because the cookies will spread once put in the oven
- Place these on a baking tray and bake the cookies for 20 – 25 minutes at 150⁰C. Ensure the color doesn’t go too dark or else it will bring a bitter charcoaled like taste (:P)
- Remove the tray from the oven. Cool & serve.
- You can even use crushed cornflakes instead of chocolate chips for crunchier & crispier bites J
- Try replacing walnuts with almonds/peanuts/cashews or pistachios and you can have assorted cookies for your friends. But don’t forget to tell me how they taste!