Eggless Sugar Cookies Baked in Microwave

This season I seem to be experimenting only with cookies for Christmas. A frequent visitor to my Facebook page complained that I always have egg based recipes and she being a pure vegetarian can't make them. That drove me to hunt around for a cookie recipe which has no eggs and viola I found one.

The original recipe did not pan out very well in terms of taste and was also rather brittle, so I made some changes and here's what you get now.

Ingredients

1 cup Flour (maida)
1/2 cup powdered Sugar
1 cup melted Butter
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder

Method

1. Sift all the dry ingredients together.
2. Add melted butter and knead cookie dough.
3. Cover airtight and keep in fridge for half an hour.
4. Roll out to 1/4th inch thick and cut shapes.
5. Place on microwave safe baking tray with butter paper.
6. Bake for 2 minutes on high power.
7. Cool on rack till it solidifies properly.

You can decorate them with a sugar glaze and sprinkles.

Chocolate Chip Cookies baked in Microwave

Chocolate Chip Cookies are something that my little one is quite fond of. I've baked them before in a regular oven when I had one. The one time I had tried to bake them in the microwave did not go over too well and so I decided against doing it again.

However I saw a friend baking sugar cookies a couple of days ago and I got really tempted to try them out. Unfortunately the rolled sugar cookies needed a regular oven. I checked out an eggless sugar cookies recipe here. That too needed to baked in an oven.

Then I looked for microwave baked cookies in particular and found this recipe. That I promptly modified into a ChocoChip Cookie recipe. So here is what finally came out of the microwave this morning.

Yes I couldn't resist that bite. The smell got to me!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup (180 g) Flour (Maida)
1 egg
225 g Butter (1 cup)
1/2 cup powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla powder
Chocochips as needed

Method

1. Beat the egg then add sugar, softened butter and vanilla powder.
2. Mix well with beater then add in the flour and make a dough.
3. Form balls, flatten slightly and place on butter paper on a microwave safe baking tray.
4. Add the chocochips to the cookies. Embed them halfway so that they stick.
5. Cook on high power for about 2 minutes. Some batches needed an extra thirty seconds, so work with your microwave's specifics.
6. Place on rack to cool. Be careful they tend to break off easily when hot.


About half an hour later when they have cooled they will also become crustier. That's when you can bite into them.

Caramel and Chocolate Layered Pudding

You can never go wrong with caramel and chocolate. This was a quick pudding I whipped up for friends who came to lunch.
For the Chocolate Sauce

Put one 100 g slice of butter, 1 cup of sugar, 6 spoons of cocoa, and 1/2 cup of milk on the heat and melt it all. You get a thick consistency, take it off the heat.

For the Caramel Sauce

Take 1 cup sugar and caramelize it till golden brown, don't let it burn into a darker shade. Take it off the heat. Now add 100 g butter and watch out for the splutter. Add 1/2 cup thick cream and stir well till sauce is fluid.

Final Assembly

Crush some biscuits and add to the bottom of the container. Add a layer of chocolate sauce, then another layer of biscuits, add a layer of caramel sauce, another later of biscuits and finally another layer of chocolate sauce.

If you did it right, this is what it should look like.
I topped it all off with a walnut and a glazed cherry. Came out absolutely sinful!

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