Pan-Fried Cookies

Hi there! The other day my little sis had a project to do and the requirement was to make cookies. I was excited because it was an excuse to bake (yey!). So we set out to make sugar cookies. The day came to finally bake the cookies and halfway through the process, a blackout happened (…or rather electricity went since it was daytime). We were frustrated because this is a common phenomenon and when doing anything that involves the use of electricity, one has to simply pray and hope… The situation was completely hopeless since we had made the dough already (we even thought of freezing it and then we realized a refrigerator too uses electricity)! Then out of the blue my sis was like “let’s just fry them” and I told her that is the worst idea ever. I mean seriously who fries their cookies? (!?!) Guess we did (ha!). I have to say this is one of those ideas you don’t think will work out but then in the end you realize its way better that you hopped!

What you will need:

2 ½ C all-purpose flour

½ Tsp. baking powder

1 C butter/margarine (melted)

¾ C sugar

1 Large egg

1 Tsp. Vanilla extract

¼ C.Milk/Water


In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together starting with the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar).

Next, add the wet ingredients (butter, egg and vanilla extract and milk). Keep mixing till the mixture is coarse but well blended and has formed a firm dough.

Next, shape the dough into cookies of your desired size and place them in a large non-stick pan.

Set the pan on low fire (really low) to prevent them from burning and cover.

Let them cook for five minutes. Using a spatula, flip them and let the other side cook for another five minutes.

Make sure they don’t burn. Remove from pan and let them cool down.

So there you have it. A pan-fried cookie. The taste is amazing (duh!) and it is super crunchy. I used to feel sad when I realized I couldn’t try out all these amazing recipes because I lack an oven but slowly by slowly I am discovering hacks that make it fun(ner) to be in the kitchen. Guess that is the joy of cooking. Now go cook some cookies (no pun intended)… hmm now that I am thinking about it, maybe that is why they are called cookies in the first place. Maybe they are meant to be cooked people! Ha!



PS:BTW the second batch burnt because I was busy doing other things. Shame!


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