December 4, 2016

Any day is a good day to bake cookies. These delightfully crumbly things are a perfect snack for all times. Not to mention the heavenly aroma of a freshly baked batch that can uplift anyone’s spirits. There’s no doubt these cookies need to be celebrated in the all their sugary glory. That’s why there is a National Cookie Day on December 4th to pay tribute to their goodness. We have for you some must try recipes to satisfy your inner cookie monster. So let’s get baking, shall we?

1. Chocolate Chip Heaven

Nothing compares biting into a soft and fresh chocolate chip cookie to make you forget your worries. You should keep a jar filled with these at all times. The recipe is pretty straightforward but make sure not to overcook them. They taste best when they are pale and puffy. Try this recipe by Nigella Lawson.

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Courtesy: Nigella Lawson

2. Eggless Butter Cookies

Why should vegetarians miss out on the sweet goodness? An eggless variety is just as crispy and fresh as any other cookie recipes. Wondering what to use to bind the dough in place of eggs? It all comes together with a magic ingredient – dollops of butter. You will not only get an extra flaky batch but the smell too will be irresistible. Dunk them in milk or tea and feel them melt in your mouth. Try this recipe here.

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Courtesy: Veg Recipes of India

3. Nutty Goodness

Here’s a recipe that will have you licking the leftover batter. Make a batch of pecan sandies to go with your evening tea – if they will last till the evening that is. If you don’t have pecans then you can add any other toasted nuts of your choice – almonds, pistachio, hazelnuts or walnuts. Find it here.

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Courtesy: All Recipes

4. Fruity Splash

Sneak in a little bit of healthy ingredients that will not make you feel so guilty. Chop raisins, dried figs, candied cherries and dried apricots into the dough mixture and add spoonful of honey for extra goodness. Top it off with a little sherry to add a punchful of flavour. We found a delicious recipe here for you.

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Courtesy: Food Network

5. Salty Zingers

Ever thought of adding salt to a sweet treat? It really brings a zing to the flavour and takes the taste to a whole new level. But don’t just stop there. Add crispy, smoked bacon pieces to the cookie batter, and you have a winner on your hands. Try this recipe to feel a burst of flavours in your mouth every time you take a bite.