Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Mehndi Inspired Chocolate Cookies

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

Method :

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


  1. What a lovely cookies.Icing color decorating is really great.Lovely art !!!

  2. Love the designs and the cookies look awesome. Thx for linking to the event. Could you also add a link to the event announcement?

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  3. wow!!They are really beautiful...Mehendi designs are very nice & perfectly done...Thanks a lot for linking with Decorating challenge...

  4. Henna and u have my undivdied attention. I luv henna designs and do not know to apply decent deisgns. Lovely cookies dear.
    Love Ash.

  5. @IndulgeI love henna too !!
    Thank you so much for appreciating them !! :)

  6. Great job! I adore mendhi designs.

  7. Lovely cookies. Perfect for Eid. I came across your blog through food Corner. Glad to follow it.