Here's to the WOMAN
who gives the gifts of her thoughtfulness
who shows her caring with love and a word of support
who is strong, a multi-tasker and an achiever
who brings joy just by being herself
making this world a better and happier place
She is much more than words can say.
Dedicating this post to all the lovely ladies to celebrate not just this day but throughout the year.
Wishing to all women who are a star by themselves with all the unique qualities they possess...
A very Happy Women's Day and YEARS ahead !!!
All purpose flour 180 gm
Cocoa powder 40 gm
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Butter 100 gms
Powdered sugar 100 gms
Milk 2 tbsp
Sieve together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder together in a bowl and keep aside. Now in another vessel mix the butter [at room temperature] and powdered sugar. Beat them until it turns creamy and fluffy. Now add milk to it and beat further for 2-3 minutes.
Add the sieved dry ingredients mixture, mix well with a spatula till the ingredients gets incorporated and combine everything together. The dough sticks together when squeezed between the fingers. Place the mixture in refrigerator till the dough turns firm [I kept for 20 -25 minutes].
Preheat the oven to 180°C . Take out the dough from refrigerator, sprinkle some APF + cocoa mixture on the your working surface, roll the dough into 1/4" thickness and cut out your shapes with cookie cutters. Place the cutouts on a baking tray leaving enough space between them. Bake them for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are just firm on touch. Let them cool on the tray itself. It will turn crispier once cool.
Assembling for the Ice cream sandwich
You need Ice cream [storebought or home-made] and Sprinkles.
Place a cookie face side up. Top with a scoop of ice cream [ flavor of your choice]. I have used the same cookie cutters to cut out the ice cream shapes and place them on the cookies with respective shapes. Press down another cookie over the ice cream. Once assembled, place the prepared sandwiches in the freezer. Repeat the process with other cookies.
If you prefer, decorate the sandwich with sprinkles/choco chips or chopped nuts before freezing them.
Chill until firm and are ready to eat.