Thursday, 7 September 2017

Chestnut flour chocolate chip cookies

Chestnuts are belongs to Fagaceae family. It’s a starchy, sweet, edible nuts of northern hemisphere. I usually buy chestnuts and chop them into small pieces, roast and sprinkle on the breads top. But last week, I found the flour on the super market shelf and thought of bake a cookie and it turns out pretty good and here, is the recipe.

Ingredients :  60 gms of butter     ;    1 Egg    ;    1/8 cup of brown sugar + 2 tbsp    ;     1/3 cup of chestnut flour       ;     1/2 cup of all-purpose flour    ;     1/2tsp of vanilla essence;     1/4 tsp of baking powder  ;     pinch of salt       ;      ½ cup of chocolate chip 

Mix all the dry ingredient (using the sieve) like, all-purpose flour, chestnut flour, salt, baking powder and keep aside.

Using the electric hand mixer beat butter with sugar till it turns into pale in color. (Avoid to over beat) Add egg, vanilla essence and beat until all combine well.  

Add the dry ingredients into the butter-egg mixture and beat well until the mixture become uniform. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix well with a wooden/plastic stick. Scope the cookie dough (using ice cream scoop) and arrange it in the greased baking tray. 

Transfer the baking try into the 180◦c pre-heated oven and bake the cookies at 200◦c for 2 -3 minutes and reduce the temperature to 180◦c and bake further about 20 – 25 min. This helps to keep the cookies in shape. Otherwise, it may spread and loose the shape.