Chocolate Biscuit | Chocolate Cookies | Microwave Convection Oven Recipe

Well if you ask me I won't really be able to tell the difference between a cookie and a biscuit. These are often interchanged in their usage, so I thought I would call this as both. This was another batch that I made yesterday along with the Chocolate Cookies. Instead of adding the chips to the dough or topping them, I wanted to mix in the cocoa powder and see how differently these taste.

Rolling them out was little hard, so you got to make them into big balls and press them down. Then using the cutters, press out the shapes. I tried freezing this batch but they froze very fast, so had to thaw them again and then pressed out as these shapes.

When the boys came back from school, they immediately wanted to know what was baking. The moment they saw these cooling on the table, they wanted it right away. In fact eating these, they could not eat their lunch properly. When I told them that we are taking these for their cousins they were so happy but also wanted to know if they be given these to enjoy. I know these are going to be made frequently from now on.

 To the plain dough that was made, I added 3 tsp of cocoa powder and mixed well.

 After mixing the cocoa to the plain dough, get the oven pre heated. Cut out in desired shapes.

Pre heat the oven and bake these biscuits at 180 degree C for `5 minutes. Once done, allow to cool before storing.




Chocolate Biscuits in Microwave Convection Oven.
Makes - 40 small ones

All purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
Icing Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3 tsp
Vanaspati / Hydrogenated vegetable oil - 150 gms
Vanilla essence few drops

Method to prepare:

In a bowl, shift the flour with icing sugar well. Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the cocoa powder, combine everything.
Melt the vanaspati. Then slowly mix in the melted vanaspati to the dough This needs to be done with small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumble texture.

Press the Convection mode in your Microwave, increase the temperature to 185 degree. The time duration for pre heat is taken care automatically by the mw oven.

Keep kneading in the dough and continue till you get a dough that is soft yet stays in shape. Make big balls, dust your palm and the board with flour, press out to 1 inch thick sheets. Using the cutter, press on the sheets.

Once all the cookies are shaped out, place them on the tray. Grease the tray  if required, else you can place as such as the biscuits will let out oil during the baking process.

Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray and the timer on the pre heat goes out, place the tray inside the mw oven and bake for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, you can let it rest for few minutes inside the oven. Then remove and allow it to cool before storing it in an air tight container.

With 2 cups of flour, I got two batches of 40 small sized biscuits. Once the cookies are cooled a bit, transfer them to the wire rack and bake the second batch.

These were delicious and for a chocolate lover it was heavenly!

And another one for my Kid's Delight ~ Chocolate Feast!

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