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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chocolate sweet heart

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Chocolate Sweet Heart Eggless Cookies

I was searching something to bake with a heart shape, atlast found this recipe handy with the simple ingredients it had. I found this recipe in Martha's - Marthastewart, great cook. I watch her show some times on tv as well as on net. I had bought a Martha Baking cakes dvd too, it was wonderful with lots of quick and easy tips to follow. As we are vegetarian, can't effort to make all the baking skills,has most of them have egg :( !! But i love baking specially cakes, with icing on it yummy !!

This cookies came out good with crispy chocolaty taste, i'm a chocolate fan :) !! so, it was wonderful. I have made some changes from the original recipe. I used Flax seeds meal instead of egg, used a tablespoon of alomnd meal(powder).

As i was searching for a heart shape recipe for valentine special, i was not able to get this heart shape cookies cutter no were, searched like a hell. Atlast made a cookie cutter from a alluminum foil plate, but was not sure with the strenght it had to cut the dough. Tried hard to make this heart shape :P, and my effort worked out with these cute small hearts, hope they are in a nice shape.

Today is a special day for us 'feb 19', me and Pritish got engaged. So was trying to keep it serect and give him a surprise but, ya he came to know has i was searching badly for a cookie cutter :) !!

I wish to send these sweet hearts to..
1. Priyanka's - Cook and create with LUV for LUV.
2. Bindiya's - My favorite things event-Heart shaped food.
3. Rachana's - Healthy Bite.


Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1 tbsp ground flax seed (meal) with 3 tblsp of water
1-2 tblsp of almond meal(powder - Grind almond in a blender to powder)


Method

1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa,almond meal, baking soda, and salt keep a side.
2. In another bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, place chocolate, butter, and brown sugar; stir frequently until almost completely melted. Remove from heat, and stir until completely melted; let cool slightly.
3. In a blender/food processor, whip together the ground flaxseed and water untill thick and creamy.
4. Now add flaxseed mixture to chocolate mixture. With a mixer on low, beat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture,dough will form a ball.
5. Divide dough in half,roll out each half on a sheet of parchment paper to a 1/4-inch thickness. Transfer each half (still on paper) to a baking sheet; freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working with one half at a time, flip dough onto a work surface; peel off paper. Using a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies; place, 1/2 inch apart, on two baking sheets. Bake until firm and fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.


Note :
I folowed the instruction as the recipe called for. But i rolled it bit more thick it yeilded 35 cookies, but using a 2 inch cookie cutter will make 42 as specified.




Chocolate sweet heart




24 comments:

Usha said...

These cookies look so pretty and perfect...I love anything chocolate! Great job Archana !

Archy said...

Usha,
Hey, so quick.. thank you !! Same here love choco :)!!

Asha said...

Those cookies are really looking beautiful Archy. Love the heart shape, very pretty.

I know most cakes need eggs but in most recipes, you can replace eggs and add 2 tbsp Apple sauce for each egg and bake the cakes. It won't as puffed as eggy cakes but not bad at all. Try it once! :))

Archy said...

Asha,
Thank you very much..
Ya, sure next will give a try with apple sauce, thank you again for the tips :)!!

Madhumathi said...

Wonderful,Archy.The hearts are so cute.I was also in search of a cookie cutter for my heart-shaped marshmallows and finally made one by myself with sheet metal :)
Good Work,dear!

Ashwini said...

Beautiful heart shaped cookies..Love anything with chocolate..Will try this..

Cham said...

Very pretty Archy and very simple recipe too!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

my god.... looks sooooo cute archana.. very pretty.

Smitha said...

Wow looks like the cookies made it a cuter Valentine's day!
They look super yum.. I could grab a couple of them right away...

Sanghi said...

Really great Archana! Love all of them! So lovely post for the events!:)

Sushma said...

wow!!, yummy cookies, feel like grabbing one

Vibaas said...

that looks sooo sooo yummy :)

bindiya said...

perfect healthy cookies, very innovative way with the heart shaped cutter!!

Happy cook said...

Wowo indeed i agree to usha they look so perfect and so delicous.

Archy said...

Madhumathi,
Hey, thank you !! Ya,Wat u made was wonderful yaar.. i made with foil palte, i dint have any metal sheet :( !!

Ashwini,
Thanx, sure try it.. its gud..

Cham,Mahima,
Thank you.. thank you :)!!

Archy said...

Smitha,
Ya.. thats true smitha.. :) !! You can grab some by trying it !!

Sanghi, Sushma, Vibaas, Happy cook,
Thank you all for ur sweet words..

bindiya,
Hey, thank you hosting this wonderful event which made me try this yummy cookies :) !! Enjoyed ur event.. Waiting for the round ups !!

Paru ... said...

Hey Archy, amazing choc sweet hearts,,loved them I am sure they must taste delicious..

AnuSriram said...

Looks Lovely! Hope u enjoyed your day!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Eggless chocolate cookies, sounds so good. Looks so gorgeous. Turned out perfect for u...YUM!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Great looking cookies Archy...I too had got Martha Stewart DVD from Library once..

Preety said...

i too watch martha regularly as i am stay at home mom so i get time to watch the shows while doing household chores:)..cookies look phenomenal dear

DEESHA said...

wow .. they look soooo cute archy

Uma said...

wow, the cookies look amazing. Mouth-watering. Came out perfect Archy!

Poornima Nair said...

Hey the cookies look amazing, love the shape...y dont u send it to my event?