Sunday, August 8, 2010

Double Decker- Coconut Chocolate Cookies


Talk about insomnia!! Last night, I just couldn't get any sleep. Even though I had popped one of the painkillers for my shoulder pain that are supposed to get you drowsy too; but no luck! I was all up and my mind was running on various topics; one of which was what's left in the refrigerator; new recipes and all. That's when I realized I had 1/2 a can of sweetend condensed milk in my fridge and I had some medium shredded coconut left too!

Hey Idea!! How bout some coconut cookies..?? Nah....Something different....How bout Coconut Chocolate cookies?? Double layered??...Big Fat Egg-less Coconut Chocolate Cookies!! Yes!! That's the project for tomorrow apart from baking bread and cooking some veggies! See what all I think when I am not sleeping :)

As it was Sunday, my husband helped me with the cookies and also we played a little with the cookie dough. We made some different shaped cookies [not putting the pic here :) ] and also carved each others initials on the cookie....

I know..I know.. Cheesy Me :P


These double layered big fat cookies turned out delicious and chewy! I didn't know coconut tastes this great with chocolate! Love it!! Sending these directly to Champa's Bake Off Event.

Here is the recipe for you (Click here for printable recipe)

Ingredients:

For Coconut Dough
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut (medium shred)
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

For Chocolate Dough
1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
4 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Melted Butter or Margarine
1 tbsp Cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp of water
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Method:

Preparing Coconut Dough
1. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the vanilla essence.
3. Now make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the liquid mixture to it. Mix it well with a spatula until it comes together. It should come together as a sticky dough.

Preparing Chocolate Dough
1. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder. Mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, cream together the melted butter and sugar. Add the vanilla essence and dissolved corn starch and mix well.
3. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients while mixing with a spatula. It will come together as a dough.

Making Cookies
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. Now make small balls from the coconut as well as the chocolate dough.
3. Take one ball from each dough and bring them together. Light press them together in-between your palm.
4. Continue making rounds like this until all the dough balls are used.
5. Arrange on the baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes.
6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes before removing and then let them cool completely on a wire rack.
7. These store well in an airtight container.



Enjoy!!

18 comments:

Pavithra Srihari said...

Hee Hee , I think the same wat as u thought when I am sleepless .. I even think about how to present them for taking pictures :) ... Initials on the cookies are really cute ...

Amazing combo..

jayasree said...

Loved these double decker cookies... Great idea. Glad to know coconut and chocolate pairs well.
Initial on the cookies is nice too.

payal said...

Hey congrats....these cookies also came on foodbuzz....love u

Jay said...

Very nice, colorful n innovative recipe. Hats off dear. Keep on rocking..!

BangaloreBaker said...

I have my share of insomnia too. Only difference is I come downstairs and start baking instead of waiting for the next day. Hahaha, you'll get there as you get older I guess (assuming I am older than you are). Cookies look fantastic. Coconut and chocolate make one of the combination that I love. Thanks for the entry.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely cookies

Joy said...

That looks wonderful

foodies at home said...

It's okay...I think about food when I'm trying to get to sleep too!

A Little Yumminess said...

great combination!

Gulmohar said...

lovely combo...

Divya Kudua said...

Oh yum..coconut and chocolate-one jhakaas combo.I recently baked a batch of coconut cookies and loved it.This one's next!!

Rachana said...

A delicious combo! Would love to have one :-)

Torviewtoronto said...

these look delicious

Alisa said...

How wonderful that you could create these beauties!It looks delicious!I hope you won't mind,I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the coconut widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

lecker and yummy recipes said...

Hi Vaishali, just hopped in at ur blog ! these double-decker cookies are double tempting ! have perfectly baked them !

Christy Gerald said...

Hi Vaishali,Nice blogging.Ur cookie looks deliciously tempting.Luv it.

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Suchi said...

Hi Vaishali, I am new to your blog. Love these double decker cookies :-)
Cheers, Suchi

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