In India, it is not common to have an oven at home, that is the reason I posted cake in pressure cooker long time back. From that time, I got queries like - can be bake chocolate cake in cooker, can we make carrot cake in cooker, can we make cookies in cooker, can we bake muffins etc. That is the reason I kept the title as Cookies in Cooker which means, you can bake any cookies in cooker following the method given below. (also cookies with egg, eggless cookies). I got lot of request asking me to post how to bake/make cookies in cooker. Today we will learn how to bake cookies in cooker following this easy method.
Preparing the cooker for baking cookies
Take a pressure cooker or any thick bottomed pan, spread a layer of sand or salt (about 1 inch) inside the cooker.
Then keep any stand or perforated plate which comes with the cooker. I kept two such plates to raise the height.
Pre heat the cooker (or any thick bottomed pan) with the sand/salt on high flame for 10 minutes.
Take melted ghee in a bowl, add powdered sugar or organic powdered jaggery, vanilla essence and salt. Mix well.
Add wheat flour and mix well to form a dough. You do not have to knead the dough. Keep it covered in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough equally, form balls and flatten it. You can make a design with a fork, after flattening it as I have done.
Grease an aluminium cooker container or any aluminium tin, place the cookies on it leaving enough space between the cookies.
Then place the tin inside the cooker (or heavy bottomed pan) using tongs as the cooker/pan will be very hot.
Reduce the heat to low and close the cooker without weight/whistle and gasket. If you are using heavy bottomed pan, cover the pan with a lid
Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies/biscuits starts to brown near the edges. Once the bottom starts browning, switch off the cooker and let the cookies be inside the cooker for 5 minutes. It took 20 minutes for me. The timings will vary depending on the size of the cooker, the amount of heat etc.
Then remove the cookies gently and place it on a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will be soft but once it cools it will become crisp.
Storage - Once it cools, you can store it in an airtight container.
Note - You can use the same salt and sand over and over again for baking in cooker.
Use an old cooker as baking in cooker often, will damage the cooker.
You can bake any cookies, cakes, muffins following the above method.
You can add coarsely powdered nuts to the cookie dough. I baked 2 batches - one plain batch and other with cashew nuts, both in pressure cooker following the above method.
Do keep an eye on the cookies after 10 minutes of baking.
Check my Cake in Pressure cooker or click the picture below to take you to that page. (you can bake any cakes, be it chocolate cake, zebra cake, cakes with eggs, eggless cakes etc).
Also check my Steamed Cakes
Banana Steamed Cake
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