I always wondered why kids are so fond of chocolate flavor in everything. I was planning to bake some cookies at home with some healthy ingredients . But at the same time my lil one announced, he only want chocolate flavor for him. Then Dimaag ki batti jali 😁 as I had chocolate flavored complan sitting on my cupboard for long with no fan of it at my home. So I added it too in my cookies and final product is just melt in mouth awesome choco cookies. I too replaced butter by margarine, as it is assumed to have less cholesterol compared to butter. Hope you all will too love it, stepwise recipe is given below, just try it.
HEALTHY COMPLAN CHOCO COOKIES
Serves: 40-50 cookies
Time: 1 - 1 1/2 hr (depend on no.of batches )
3/4 cup butter or margarine at room temperature ( I used margarine )
1 cup whole wheat flour , leveled
1 cup all purpose flour (maida), leveled
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
1/4 cup chocolate flavored complan
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup powdered sugar
First of all whisk butter, sugar and vanilla essence together till fluffy.
Now sieve both flours, cocoa powder and complan together to get lump less nicely mixed flour. Add beaten butter mixture and dry flour together and mix well till they start resembling bread crumbs texture.
Now use your palm to knead it. Heat of your palm will help it to come together as a dough. Due to addition of complan it may not form a proper dough but when you will press the whole mass in between your fist , it will hold a firm shape. Have patience as it will take nearly 8-10 min.
Now take 1/4 th part of it and press to form firm shape then roll it on a plane surface with the help of rolling pin. It may break while rolling, so keep collecting broken edges and pressing with hand to make even thickness flat dough surface of 1/2 cm thickness.
Now using cookie cutter of your choice cut cookies and keep them wrapped in cling film or in plastic wrap in freezer for 10 mins.
Meanwhile preheat your oven at 180degree C. And in the same way cut other batches of cookies and store covered in freezer . Now assemble 1st batch cookies in a baking tray lined with a parchment paper or any smooth paper. Bake at 180 C preheated oven for 15 mins.
In the same manner bake all batches. When baked, cool all the cookies on a wire rack. After cooling completely, store in a air tight jar and enjoy with a cup of tea.
You can use any shape or size of cookie cutter. But if you are planning to cut with knife then use more butter to make proper dough that can be easily rolled and cut. I used only minimum required margarine to keep my cookies healthy enough. You can use as per your convenience.
You can take any health drink you like or can simply skip too.
These can be kept for long time. Just enjoy these easy and healthy kids friendly choco cookies. Hope you will definitely try it once.
I tried to explain each and every little detail, but even if you find any confusion then please let me know your queries,comments and suggestions, they meant a lot.