Eid Mubarak everyone !!I had 2 egg whites left over from the mocha mousse that i made and knowing me you should know that i dont waste anything :D. So i decided to make royal icing and i had to do something with cookies.
As i am not a big fan of sugar cookies, i decided to try chocolate ones.
and let me tell you, decorating cookies is a lot difficult than it looks, i know that now. But hira did help me in decorating, mehndi patterns were her idea ! :)
for the Chocolate cookies you'll need :
Butter : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 3/4 cup
Egg : 1
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp
Cocoa powder : 1/4 cup
Strong Coffee : 1 tsp coffee in 2 tbsp hot water
Baking powder : 1/2 tsp
Flour : 1 1/2 cup
Salt : a pinch
Sift together flour, Cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add Coffee and flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time till a gooey dough forms.
Divide the batter in 2-3 parts, wrap in plastic and put it in the freezer for 1 hour to chill.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out desired shapes.
Place them on a tray and chill for another 5-7 minutes. This will ensure that they hold their shape while baking.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 10 minutes. They will appear soft but will harden as they cool.
Cool Completely before decorating.
I made royal icing with This recipe
Royal icing colored, ready to be filled in piping bags !
The ones that look good are made by my sister. I made the pathetic looking ones :D (as i dont know how to apply mehndi :D)
Submitting the recipe to Decorating Challenge : Royal Icing