10 Sep 2013

Nutella Cookies

What a day it has
been!! I have barely slept in several nights, thanks to the kids becoming
poorly one after another. Not to mention that has not left me with my usual
energy levels, however, when special days come around, one just has to find the
energy from somewhere. So what was special about today, it was my kid’s first
day at school! I wanted to make something that he would like to have as an
after school snack and thought a chocolate cookie is unlikely to go wrong. I
wanted it to be reasonably unhealthy as well and not pure indulgence so I added
millet flour and wholewheat flour. I tried dusting the cookies with icing sugar
before baking them hoping it will have a nice white appearance when baked but
it did not turn out as expected as it melted in the oven. However, it did give
an interesting texture and taste and was not all too wrong afterall. You may
want to try it or skip that bit.

4 tablespoon nutella

80 gram i.e. 1/3 cup
butter, softened

½ cup sugar

½ cup wholewheat flour

½ cup ragi flour (if
you do not have any, you could use any other millet flour or more wholewheat

½ cup all purpose flour

¼ teaspoon baking

¼ teaspoon soda

1 tablespoon milk, if

2 tablespoon icing

Preheat the oven to 180
degC. Line the baking tray with greaseproof sheet

Cream together the
butter, nutella and sugar

Sift the flours with
the soda bicarb and baking powder. I also added a tablespoon of coco powder to
make it more chocolatey. Mix to form a soft dough, add a bit of milk if needed. When you pinch a ball and roll, it should just about hold comfortably

Pinch small lime sized
balls and flatten with your hand by pressing down. Dust the cookie in
icing sugar and line on the tray with atleast an inch between each other

Bake for about 8-9
minutes. Be careful as i is hard to determine if the cookies have browned as
the chocolate is already brown. I usually go with the smell. By eight minutes,
it is aromatic, utmost a minute more would usually be enough.

Leave on the tray
outside for about ten minutes as they will be very soft. Then cool completely
in a cooling rack