A big Happy and Prosperous Diwali to all our foodie friends. We wish you all the best and happiness in life 🙂
Foodies we are certainly in the mood of celebrations with onset of this much awaited festival of lights 🙂 It is always celebrated with great enthusiasm and full fun and frolic, be it in India or outside India.
Foodie friends we wanted to plan big for Diwali. Kept thinking of lot of exotic dishes we could post for this fun festival. But suddenly one day as the summers taking its turn and cool breeze has started to blow I was enjoying a cup of tea with my favourite pack of cookies when Sakshi called up. Sharing with her how I was enjoying my warm tea with a dip of my favourite cookies we kept chatting. I am sure most of you do the same 🙂 It was then we thought why not celebrate this Diwali with a pack of homemade cookies. We were happy with the idea but on second thought we were confused. Cookies for Diwali? I am sure most of you out there might react in the same way when our post goes live but…… Foodies we thought and thought and realized that they are not only easy to make but so much we all can relate with 🙂 when we come to think of it cookies are like as staple in our houses as normal daily food. Be it tea time at home or with guests coming over for Diwali wishes, wedding invitations specially during winters cookies are a must to be served. We hope you all will agree 🙂
So foodie friends this Diwali when its about enjoying with your loved ones or serving hot tea to your guests or gifting purpose lets make our cookies delicious to tempt everyone asking for just one more 🙂 No matter how many have already been down the palate already 😉 So we have our favourite ones on the menu today for you all- Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cookies 🙂 What? They are your favourite too 😉 Well we know friends these two are the bestest and enjoyed by most of us 🙂 and so here we are with our cookie combo wishing you sweet Happy Diwali 🙂
Before we get on to our yummy cookies let us brief you about this amazing festival of lights and joy 🙂 Foodie friends Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
Diwali is an official holiday in India and It usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
It involves the lighting of small clay lamps(called diyas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.
This is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals and is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities throughout the diaspora. It involves the common practice to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country. In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama’s home coming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali. Everywhere, it signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes on the day of the festival; similarly, it heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.
All the simple rituals of Diwali have a significance and a story to tell. The illumination of homes with lights and the skies with firecrackers is an expression of obeisance to the heavens for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity. According to one belief, the sound of fire-crackers are an indication of the joy of the people living on earth, making the gods aware of their plentiful state. Still another possible reason has a more scientific basis: the fumes produced by the crackers kill a lot of insects and mosquitoes, found in plenty after the rains.
In each legend, myth and story of Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil; and it is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our homes and hearts, that this simple truth finds new reason and hope. From darkness unto light — the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity. During Diwali, lights illuminate every corner of India and the scent of incense sticks hangs in the air, mingled with the sounds of fire-crackers, joy, togetherness and hope. Diwali is celebrated around the globe. Outside India, it is more than a Hindu festival, it’s a celebration of South-Asian identities.
This festival of lights is an occasion of joyous celebrations. There are so many fond memories of Diwali. Sharing one is like way too difficult :0 From childhood craze to light diyas all around the house, being scared of burning crackers but still burning few for fun with whole family, enjoying sweets, every year trying to make house look beautiful and new in its own way, growing up to enjoying the festival of lights with just lights and reducing the use of fire crackers to avoid pollution, taking blessings from elders, praying for their good health, thanking lord for being blessed and letting us enjoy these festivities to Sakshi’s first Diwali experience after wedding to my own…..aahhhh the list is just endless 🙂
So foodie friends If you are away from the sights and sounds of Diwali, don’t be low but just light a diya, sit quietly, shut your eyes, withdraw the senses, concentrate on this supreme light and illuminate the soul J and then enjoy the yummy cookies over a cup of tea 🙂
So for your sweet times, festive times and of course tea time firstly we have Eggless Choco chip cookies 🙂 The name is yummmmm indeed 🙂 anything that has chocolate is always my favourite. I guess most of ours favourite 🙂
A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ingredient. The traditional recipe combines dough composed of butter and castor sugar with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Variations include recipes with other types of chocolate or additional ingredients, such as nuts or oatmeal.
Foodies this famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. This cookie is much lovable chocolatey to the point of madness J Goes well with cold milk 🙂
By the way this is what I call an investment 😉 And it’s worth it 🙂 These are the chocolatiest cookies you will ever come across.
Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. With our easy to follow recipe, you’ll have soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to serve and enjoy in no time! Making chocolate chip cookies has never been easier.
Where no doubt choco chip cookies are like king among the cookies, we however thought of combining it with some more interesting and different cookies 🙂 And oh my! These are eggless too 🙂 So here we have another variety of cookies for you to serve and enjoy this festive season- Peanut butter cookies 🙂 Welcome to the one and only peanut butter cookie recipe you’ll ever need again.
Packed with great peanut butter taste, these delicious peanut butter cookies are sure to please.
Peanut butter is a smooth paste made from roasted peanuts. The peanuts are ground, and then salt, a sweetener, and sometimes a stabilizer (to keep the oil from separating) are added. There are two types of peanut butter, and the ones that are labeled “Old-Fashioned” or “Natural” do not contain a stabilizer which means the peanut butter will separate and you will have to stir the peanut butter before using. Now if possible, when buying peanut butter, try to buy ones that do not contain trans fats, which are labeled as “partially hydrogenated oil” or “hydrogenated oil”.
A peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie that is distinguished for having peanut butter as a principal ingredient. The cookie generally originated in the United States, its development dating back to the 1910s.
The cookies are soft, thick, puffy, and will melt in your mouth. They are not hard or crunchy like traditional peanut butter cookies. In fact, they get softer on day 2 and day 3.
Foodies you have to try this homemade peanut butter cookie recipe for a treat that pairs perfectly not only wth tea time but also with a glass of milk 🙂 yummilicious…… A peanut butter cookie recipe is always a hit. Our classic peanut butter cookies are a favourite and the whole family will love 🙂
So foodie friends dont just keep waiting. Lets start baking for absolute wonderful results 🙂
- Sieve / mix well the flour, baking soda and powder together. In another mixing bowl, take sugar and butter (at room temperature). Mean while pre heat oven to 170 deg. C.
- Beat it until you get a creamy texture. I just did it with my whisk for some 4 -5 minutes. Add vanilla essence, choco chips, milk to it.
- Add the mixed flour to it and gather everything to make a dough. Divide into desired number of balls.
- Flatten the balls over a lined cookie tray (with butter paper) with enough space in between as the cookie tend to expand. Baking time is around 15 – 20 minutes. Keep an eye after 15 minutes and bake until golden in colour.
- Cool in wire rack and store in air tight container.
- Size of the cookies is your choice, so number of cookies depends on that.
- Keep an eye after 15 minutes as baking time varies from oven to oven.
- Blend the butter and peanut butter together with the help of a whisk.
- Mix both the sugar in the butter mixture. Blend well till it becomes creamy.
- Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
- Pre heat oven at 180 degree Celsius.
- Fold the flour into the butter mixture in batches to make a smooth dough.
- Put this dough in the refrigerator for 10 mins till it sets.
- Make small balls out of the dough and place them on the baking tray. Make a depression with the figure in the centre of the cookie.
- Bake in the oven at 180 degree for 20-25mins.
- Once the cookies are done place a kisses chocolate on each of them while they are hot.
These both are simply ultimate cookies with a good variety of madness- chocolate and peanut butter. Try it today to enjoy them with your loved ones this Diwali 🙂
Have a wonderful Diwali. Here we are wishing you once again a very happy, loving, peaceful and prosperous Diwali.
Sakshi n Parul