Eggless Buttermilk Chocolate Cookie







Happiness, joy, anxiety, sadness, excitement and many more emotions rolled into one. The day has come when my little one takes the first step away into the world on his own. Without me....As he walks into the school, my eyes are getting welled up without caution, without consciousness. 

It had been a while since I wanted him to have more company than just his soft toys; to get more fresh air and to play more and to have fun...to join school. So why did this moment become so difficult? Is it separation anxiety? Seems it is, but this time its the mother suffering from it and not the baby. See the lovely smile on his face as he happily carries his water bottle. I guess we start taking our precious relations also as possessions, so tough to let them go. But then the only way to breathe life into a relation  is to let it grow, let it go....

















In my all choked up emotions, I found this little note I had scribbled more than two years back, when my baby was born. Sharing it with all the mothers out there!! 

Miracle....

(For my darling son - Aarul)



"I came to know what miracle is,

When I felt a kick inside;

I came to know what love is;

When I held him tight;



I came to know what pride is,

When he's loved by all;

I came to know what tender is,

When he looks so small;



I came to know what music is,

When I heard him giggle;

I came to know what dance is,

When I saw him wriggle;



I came to know what beauty is,

When I saw a smile on his  face;

I came to know what joy is,

When his feet took a pace;



I came to know what sorrow is,

When tears rolled down his cheek;

I came to know what longing is,

When I wait to hear him speak;



I came to know what identity is,

When mirror shows reflections so alike;

I came to know what passion is,

When seeing him, my emotions  go for a hike.



Miracle he is, since he teaches us things new.

And makes us experience emotions anew"


This day is of great importance in everyone's life. It marks the beginning of official learning, though for a baby the learning started when he was in the womb itself. It's the start of a social life, where he begins to mix and make is own circle of friends and the first steps of a journey, which we pray to be beautiful and dream to be glorious!! And to pack his first lunch box, I baked these simple goodies for a sweet start.







Though I have tried buttermilk in baking in the Strawberry Buttermilk Cake & Buttermilk Biscuits too, yet I was intrigued by the result of no eggs & buttermilk would result in a cookie, when I saw the recipe here. Well it resulted in some great chewy chocolatey cookies. 




Eggless Buttermilk Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Yields two dozen giant cookies (as I made or about 3 dozen normal sized cookies)





Ingredients

















  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup lowfat buttermilk, well stirred

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (As per liking)

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the cocoa powder and melted butter until very smooth. 

  • Add in the sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold the chocolate chips.

  • Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart, leaving enough space, since it will really expand.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool further

  • Enjoy the chewy cookies with milk or pack it your bag, to grab a bite anytime

Sending these treats to Radhika's Lets cook-Break Time Snacks event. I'm sure kids will love this! And to Baked Only event, started by Pari.





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