Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas choco cookies

When I think of Deepavali, the first thing strikes my mind is the fresh smell of new clothes, next comes the smoke of crackers and different kind of sweets and savories. When I think of Christmas, it is decorations, Christmas tree, exchanging gifts and baking delicious cookies and cakes. It is just 4 days to Christmas and I like to drive through to see the light decorations in the night. It is very nice to see the houses, malls and the streets decorated with hundreds and thousands of lights.

My holiday celebration started from the Thanksgiving day. Windows are decorated with the cute multi coloured  LED lights and a kutti Christmas tree as a center piece of attraction. As a final part of the celebration, here comes the Christmas treat.

Baking cookies and cakes at home is a holiday tradition. Ginger bread, sugar cookies, butter cookies and cookies cut into various shapes related to holiday themes, fruit cakes... So many varieties.

Choco cookies
Infact, these choco cookies are ' little sister ' of the Bourbon biscuits, which I tried from Nithu's Kitchen. I used the same recipe, instead of filling the cream in between the two biscuits I used it to decorate on top of each cookie.

Ingredients :

1 cup -- All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup -- Butter
1/2 cup -- Sugar
1/2 tsp -- Instant Coffee Powder**
1/2 tsp -- Baking Soda
1/2 tsp -- Baking Powder
2 tbs -- Cocoa
1/2 tsp -- Vanilla Extract
4 - 5 tbs -- Milk
** Instant coffee powder is optional. But always try to use instant coffee are freshly brewed coffee when you are using chocolate in any recipe. This will enhance the chocolate flavour more.

--- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
--- Mix the sugar and butter along with the vanilla extract.
--- Sieve all the dry ingredients (Flour, Coco powder, Baking powder, Baking soda) except the instant coffee.
--- To the dry mixture, add the instant coffee. If using fresh brewed coffee, you can add along with the sugar butter mixture.
--- Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. If required add milk half to one tsp at a time to the mixture and form a dough.
--- Take the dough and roll them to 3- 4 mm thickness on a plastic sheet and cut them according to desired shape and bake it at 350 F for about 12-15 minutes.
--- Once the cookies are out, cool them completely before doing any decoration on it.


This is a very simple cookie. To have a celebration touch I decorated these cookies with the store bought Icing tube, resembling the snow effects.


  1. These cookies look sooooo cutee...Bringing out the real festive mood !!


  2. Just hopped over from FB.

    A wide assortment of cookies, Preethi! Glad to have 'virtually' met you:).



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