Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chocolate Wafers!!

I love these Chocolate Wafers as their texture is wonderfully crisp and crunchy and their chocolate flavor is rich. Although there are many chocolate cookies to choose from, i love to snack on these wafers, reason being these are tastier and at the same time much lower in fat.

Chocolate Wafers use the most basic of ingredients, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, and cocoa powder. What is so different about this recipe is the reduction in fat. This chocolate wafer uses just three tablespoons of butter. And instead of using the whole egg, only the white is used. Of course, the main ingredient in these cookies is cocoa powder.

Once the cookie batter is made it is formed into a log shape and refrigerated until firm. Then sliced into thin wafers and baked until they are puffed with crackles. The longer you bake these cookies the more crisp and crunchy they will be. So if you want a softer textured cookie, bake them a little less than stated. These chocolate wafers can be stored for about 10 days.

Here's the recipe for you:

You will Need:

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed light brown or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg white


Directions:

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter. Add the sugars and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for about one minute.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the egg white. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.

Place the dough on your work surface and, using your hands, form the dough into a log shape that is about 9 inches (23 cm) long.

Carefully wrap the dough in aluminum foil, parchment paper or wax paper and fold or twist the ends. Try not to flatten the log.

Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using a sharp knife, slice into 1/4 inch thick wafers. Place on the baking sheet spacing about 1 inch apart.

Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the the cookies puff and the tops of the cookies have crackles (ripples).

Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature, for about 10 days.

Makes about 36 cookies.






A Quick Thanq Note:

Before signing off I want to pass this thanq note to a couple of friends who appreciated my work with these cute awards. Sorry for being late but your appreciation means a lot to me. I'm so glad to be a part of this blogging world and i would love to stay connected with you.

Thanq Pooja for giving me this chirpy & cheerful blog award... so thoughtful dear, sorry for mentioning it late but better late than never…right!!

Thanq Prathibha and Kalaivani for giving me this lovely blog award……I love your blogs as much as you love mine.

Finally I would like to thank Jyoti for passing on Lovely blogger award and Friends award.
Hey Jyoti, I guess v should thank Andy for this connection. If not for his nutty blog, v wud never have met…I just love those endless crazy comments that we post on his blog.

Once again thanks a lot for the lovely awards gals. I truly cherish them.

So that's all for today. Will come back again with some interesting temptation.

Stay tuned as always!!

160 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I can think of so many tasty ways to enjoy these cookies....nice!

Rush said...

so many awards..so many wafers stacked up...u are on a roll gal!! congrats :)

chakhlere said...

wowwww!!
This is yummy!!
I am craving chocolate cookies now!!
Congrats for all Your awards!!

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

क्या बात है अरुणा जी.रेसिपी पढने के फले पता नहीं मै कितनी देर तक इन स्वादिष्ट तस्वीरों को देखती रहती हूं. सोचती हूं काश ये ब्लौग से निकल कर बाहर आ जायें...

Padma said...

Congrats on your awards... you surely deserve them all and many more :)... and those cookies looks great. Just feel like lifting some....

Smitha said...

Hey Aruna,
Like the wonderful cookies. Also liked that u used a lot of cocoa powder. The cookie must taste very rich. Yummo

finsmom said...

Ive been wanting to try making these - they sound amazing!

Aysha said...

Congratulations for all your awards..You really deserve it..N yummy chocolate wafers..Just can't wait to try them!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for ur quick n sweet comment doggybloggy!!

ARUNA said...

Rush, yeah u forgot to mention the pending thanq's that i did today!!!!

ARUNA said...

Chaklere: thanq for ur nice comments.

ARUNA said...

छू मंतर कीजिये वंदना जी, क्या पता बाहर निकल आयें!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq so much for those motivating words Padma...energy boosters u know!!!

ARUNA said...

Smitha good to c u after a long time!!!

ARUNA said...

finsmom...yeah then you should give these a try!!!

RennyBA said...

Now you really, really tempt me - my mouth is watering! ;-)

ARUNA said...

Aysha, thanks for dropping by and hey do let me know if u try them...ok!

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Aruna...
Thanks for visiting Vazhayila and leaving ur comment
i should say you have got a very bright and colourful blog...and all that makes me drooling

Keep up the gr8 job!!!
Cheers!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Renny, good to c u after a long time....hope u r doing fine!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for ur sweet words Sarah, thanks for stopping by....keep visiting!!

Superchef said...

its finger licking delicious!!!

Sakshi said...

Tell me tell me in a week how many times you bake??? I made one store bought cup cake mix and swear will not go near the oven for another 2 years.

The cookies look delicious and yeah that Andy's crack joint is the best to hang out ...what with people like u, jyothi, woo, anshu...and yeah of course the creator Andy...

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Manju!

ARUNA said...

hahaha Sakshi, loved ur comment and the answer is in your mailbox!!!!!

Pavithra said...

HI aruna those wafers are looking lovely dear... i too love this so much , i do almost like this but the measurement slightly differs.. seeing urs tempted to do it.. lovely clicks and yummy wafers i love it with icecream send me some na.. feeling lazy to do ...

Pooja said...

Wow crispy crunchy wafers! Looks so tempting! I always prefer crunchy snacks esp anything with chocolate/cocoa!

Priyameena said...

wow!1Lovely wafers...Looks gorgeous..

kittymatti said...

yum yum yum they look so gooood!

Chef E said...

I will take chocolate any way you could feed me, and this is one of those wonderful ways...send me a care package!

Gita said...

Wow Aruna...they all look so delicious..lovely all stacked up :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Scrumptious chocolate wafers! I think I could eat the whole stack!

Ann said...

Wafers looks so yumm Aruna :) I love this with milk :)

neeraj_only said...

Wahji , low fat chocolate wafers :)
chocolate lovers will be thanking you .

So many awards , yes, you deserve all of them . Congrats!!!

Rajesh said...

Yummy, you make it so simple.

Preeti Singh said...

Looks tooo good and crisp dear.....very nice presentation.

Prathibha said...

They look absolutely delectable dear....perfect with icecream..
Congrats on ur awards dear..

Anand said...

Wow I get yet another award. Eat ur hearts out ppl. Eat?? Hmm..
Since it's in your foodie blog Aruna, now that Ive got an award....er...how do I eat it??



Thanx babe. Feel grt. Glad I bumped into u and everyone. ;-)

Imp's Mom said...

and that's why I don't bake!! Cause no body will get to eat anything :P had made cake for Imp and had to remind myself that I should not finish it...

those cookies look scrumptious!

Congrats on the awards, they are all well deserved :-)

Subhie Arun said...

yum yum looks grt ....u make it simple....n congrats on ur awards..

Nazish Rahman said...

its lovely...nice...but looks quite difficult...dont think i'll b able to make it...lol!!!

n ya congrats for that award!!!

‘नज़र’ said...

बेहद लज़ीज़ मालूम होता है, मुँह में पानी आ रहा है।

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

यमी यमी।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Donna-FFW said...

Id love these with some ice cream packed between the two cookies!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Its raining awards ... Great job - u deserve it....
Lovely wafers dear... Looks so yum. I didnt know the batter had to be frozen before baking. Now I know why I had cookies disaster last time. I will try again - thanks to your tip...

ARUNA said...

Hey Pavithra.....yeah great idea to have these with icecream!

ARUNA said...

Yeah cocoa adds a lot of flavor Pooja!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Priyameena!

ARUNA said...

thanks Preethi!

ARUNA said...

Elizabeth, i won't send u anything....donot want to miss the chance of meeting you :)

ARUNA said...

thanks for the comment Gita!

ARUNA said...

Yeah Natasha, surpringly even i can have the whole stack!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Ann, wafers with milk.....yeah its another good idea, let me try this since i have some leftovers!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq for your nice words Neeraj and yeah for a change, i made some dish with low fat...good news, isn't it!!!

ARUNA said...

Rajesh, yeah this is a very simple recipe!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for ur kind words Preeti!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Prathibha, and yeah i never got this ice-cream idea u know...thanks to all u guys for some amazing ideas!!

ARUNA said...

Anand, u r a big monkey...u know that!!!! Ofcourse a good fun monkey though!!!

ARUNA said...

ha ha ha Jyoti that was a good one....and that tells me u r a good cook.....wat else do u have, bring it on babe!!!!!

Vrinda said...

Congrtas on ur awards Aruna..Lovely wafers. Its the same recipe i tried ,my son and his friends liked it a lot...

ARUNA said...

Subhie thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

Nazish, this is the most easiest recipe i can say!!!!No complications involved at all!And most importantly, less calories...hehe!

ARUNA said...

shukriya vinay!!!

ARUNA said...

Rajnish ji, dhanyawaad!!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Donna,like whoopies right!!!

ARUNA said...

Home Cooked Oriya food: hey thanks for those sweet words dear! Not all cookie batters need to b refrigerated. Only wafers need that!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Vrinda, yeah kids will love the taste of it!!!!

Kalaivani said...

Congrats on your awards,wafers looks wonderful.
will try and I tried your Mysoorpak recipe and it came out more than perfect. I absolutely love it.Thanks.

ARUNA said...

thanks Kalai. Wow good to know u tried mysore-pak!!!

Kalaivani said...

I tried couple of times before but i like the soft mysoorpaks.your musoorpak looks perfect so i tried urs.It is not at all very difficult ....easy authentic sweet.Will post it soon in my blog.u know what ...i'm going to make an another batch for my friend. :))

Reeni♥ said...

What yummy little treats! I would love a few to dip into my tea. Love that their so low in fat!

Parita said...

Congratulations on all the awards, i love chocolate wafers and they look divine! one question in the procedure you have mentioned cream butter and margarine together? i didnt find margarine in the ingredients?

ARUNA said...

hey Parita, thanx dear.....using margarine is purely optional...however thanks for noticing it!
U can take 3tsps of margarine along with the butter!

ARUNA said...

Reeni, thanq dear and yes they r so low in fat, yet no compromise in taste!!!!

Yasmeen said...

Love this low-fat chocolate wafers,delectable and crispy:)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! cool wafers ..Looks soo yuummy& delicious
nice pics too

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

With a cup of Milk and these cookies ,I am in heaven.......Nice colorful and crispy cookies:).

PurpleHeart said...

U sure deserve those awards. Congrats. Hmm...wafers are not for me, so waiting for ur next recipe..:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Thanks for letting me know about the freezing bit! Now again I have no clue why the cookies didnt hold shape... I will try again.
Maybe will try yours and let you know...

Babli said...

Chocolate wafers looks very very tasty and yuuuuuuuuummy too. Very beautifully presented with mouth watering pictures.

Si@m said...

I want to eat everything I saw a good gourmet beautiful photo.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Yasmeen!

ARUNA said...

thanq Mangala!!

ARUNA said...

Dhanya, yes these wafers will go so well with a cup of milk!!!!

ARUNA said...

purpleheart: thanks for ur sweet words dear.....hmmm so u don't like wafers, which means u don't like cookies either!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Somoo, try to use parchment paper to shape the cookies...make a cone out of parchment paper and try the desired shapes!

rekhas kitchen said...

How can you tempt me like this Aruna hummmm no wards to say they looks just simply superb.

Chriz said...

would so glad if somene can cook me and gimme.. i always end up drooling when i come to tthis page

DEESHA said...

wow, thatz such a lovely recipe .. looks very tempting

DEESHA said...

nice recipe .. looks very tempting

Varunavi said...

lovely cookies aruna,will try to do these this on sat :)

Bergamot said...

the cookies look really delicious. Want a bite. Nice pictures too..

girlichef said...

These are so simple...yet I bet super delicious!! I can just taste them with some ice cream sandwiched in between!

Arv said...

I never thought that they would be so simple...

take care da... cheers...

ARUNA said...

thanq for ur lovely words as usual Babli!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for stopping by siam. I like your photography!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Rekha, that is wat my blog is all about dear...try them!!!

ARUNA said...

yes chriz boy, even i feel so......get married!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Deesha!

ARUNA said...

thanq Saritha!!

ARUNA said...

Hey Bergamot, thanks for visiting me and for ur nice words!!

ARUNA said...

Hi girlchef, i will definetely try them with icecream next since i have nothing left now!!

ARUNA said...

They r simple Arvind, how r u doing?

workhard said...

YUM YUM YUM.... Im a cookie monster i swear... and they look soooo delicious..

ARUNA said...

tq babe,u r sweet!!!!

Anya said...

Have a nice weekend Aruna ^___^

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Preety said...

i can eat the whole plate by myself:)

lissie said...

chocolate cookies look wonderful! you have a beautiful blog!

cartoonist anurag said...

kasam se aruna ji kisi din aap mera computer tudvaegee......
man kar raha hai computer todkar sabkuch kha lun.......

Vibaas said...

congrats on all your awards, gal! Wafers look goooood :)

Femin Susan said...

I am trying chocolate cookies now!!
Thanks for sharing...

Sunshinemom said...

This looks tasty!

Renu said...

very nice recipe....I love to have them with a glass of milk!!

M VERMA said...

your blog is so tasty and delicious oh! very good. so good.

ARUNA said...

thanq Anya and u too have a nice weekend!

ARUNA said...

Preety, same pinch.....me too!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Lissie!

ARUNA said...

Anurag ji, ho bhi sakta hai aap safal ho jaayen, todkar dekhiye....hehe!

ARUNA said...

vidhya thanks yaar!

ARUNA said...

Hi Susan thats' so good to know!!!

ARUNA said...

sunshinemom: thanq for the comment.

ARUNA said...

Hi Renu, yeah that's a good idea for sure!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq for dropping by my blog Verma!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

hi Aruna..This cookies looks yummy...am sure must be delicious...will try it some day...and thanks for visitng my blog....

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwww Aruna!!... very tempting pics..amazing.. u r rocking.. :)

cherriiMuffin said...

WOOOW THAT WAS YUMMMM SERIOUSLY <33 !!!
i bet it's delicious !! <33 !!


p.s: i started posting my story . hope i see your comment !

ARUNA said...

sushmaa, thanks for visiting me!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for ur sweet words HC.

ARUNA said...

Cherrimuffin: thanq for leaving a comment, i will surely read your story!

दिलीप कवठेकर said...

Some how, I do not like Chocolates, but it seems wafors will be great options, as it is yummy, crispy and Lesser Calories!!!

Thanks. I better rush to bring my wife to this delicious site!

Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations on your awards! These cookies were make a nice ice cream sandwich, or a healthier version of an ice cream sandwich.

ARUNA said...

dilip ji, thanq so much for visiting me and leaving a comment!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for dropping by Barbara!

cartoonist anurag said...

aruna ji...
bhookh lag rahi thee...
isliye chala aaya...
maff kariyega pet nahi bhra lekin bhookh bad gai hai.....

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

आप इतनी प्‍यारी प्‍यारी डिश कहां से खोज कर लाती हैं।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

RAJ SINH said...

aruna congrates . you deserve .

maf karna is beech bahut busy hone se late pahuncha . dekh dekh munh me panee aata raha .

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks delectable....Congrats on those awards....

Priya Arvind said...

Hey Aruna, guess I was the lucky one again. The Chocolate wafers tasted great!! Looking forward to many such treats in future :)

ARUNA said...

ha ha Anuraag ji, ab tho aapko ye recipe banani hi padegi!!!

ARUNA said...

google karti hoon Rajnish ji!!!

ARUNA said...

Raj Ji, wahi to mein sochoon ki aap kahin nahi dikh rahe hain aajkal!!!! Der se hi sahi aaye to!!! Swaagat hai aapka!

ARUNA said...

Kitchen flavours: thanq dear

ARUNA said...

hey babe, thanq dear.....yeah even i felt happy that my tester tasted it b4 i emptied the plate!

Amar said...

khuba sundar khanna.. hame bhi dijeye

Pinky said...

Hey what a recipe........really great one.....keep on.......

Ramya said...

Aruna
First time here..U'r blog looks colorful!!i too love baking esp cookies..I will surely try this one!!

doloncookbook said...

Loves cookies & your cookies looks so tempting ... Thanks dear for sharing ....

sangeeta said...

i want those wafers...

ARUNA said...

Amar thanq so much!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanq Pinky!

ARUNA said...

Ramya thanks for visiting me, yeah pls try the recipe!

ARUNA said...

doloncookbook: my pleasure dear!!!

ARUNA said...

hey sangeeta, yeah take how many ever u want!!!

Ricardo said...

Those chocolate wafers are super delicious from what I can see well done ..thank you :) xxx

ज्योति सिंह said...

wah kya baat hai is blog ki rang birangi aur asadhaaran swado se bhari .poora ka poora khana -khajana to yahi nazar aaraha hai .aruna ji pahali baar aai magar man rangin ho gaya .pictures dekhkar paani muh me aa gaya .

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too professinal. Wish I had one!!

Tresa Augustine said...

Hi Aruna,
Thanks a lot for the comments...
Saw ur blog..Its just amazing...I dnt have words to say...
I wonder how u get time to manage this along with ur career...Great job indeed!!!


Simi

ARUNA said...

thanks Rico!

ARUNA said...

jyoti ji bahut bahut dhanyawaad!

ARUNA said...

Thanks Divya, made it dil se...lol!

ARUNA said...

Simi, thanks for dropping by....yeah its a huge responsibility but thankfully able to manage it successfully till now!!