Modak is believed to be the favorite sweets of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a popular Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi is the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha. Lord Ganesh is believed to be the god of prosperity and wisdom. He is considered as Vighnaharta, who removes all obstacles in life.
Hindus believe that Ganesha loves Modak hence he is also called Modakpriya. The specialty of this festival is the ‘Modaks’ which is the sweet dumpling considered as the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. He is also worshipped at the beginning of every work in Sanatana Dharma.
I am sharing a unique twist Modaks. What happens when Modaks and Cookies become best friends, Modak Cookies are born.
Creating a fusion recipe that is Modak Cookies. Melt in Mouth delicious butter Modak cookies made with wheat flour and jaggery, dipped in dark chocolate, and garnished with gold foil🌸
Kids loved it☺️. These beauties finished in minutes.
Do offer these pretty treats to our beloved Ganesha and make him happy🌸🙏
HERE IS OUR RECIPE VIDEO OF MODAK COOKIES TO WATCH!
HERE IS THE PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE!
Chocolate-Dipped Modak Cookies
- 1/2 cup Salted Butter (room temperature)
- 1/4th cup jaggery powder (sugar powder can also be used)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Wheat Flour (Atta)
- 2 tbsp Custard powder/Cornflour
- 1/2 cup Dark melted chocolate
- Gold foil (for garnishing)
- In a bowl, beat butter for 2 mins. Add jaggery powder and beat for 3- 4 mins till light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla extract and combine.
- Sieve the wheat flour, custard powder and combine gently with the butter jaggery mixture till it forms a smooth soft dough. Don't over-knead the cookie dough.
- Create Modak shapes using Modak molds with the cookie dough.
- Once the Modak cookies are ready, place them on a plate and refrigerate them for 1 hour.
- Line the baking tray with 3 baking papers or a silicone sheet. Place the Modak cookies on the baking tray.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven @170* C for 12-15 mins or till golden brown.
- Once the cookies are nicely baked, cool completely.
- Dip the tip of Modak cookies in melted dark chocolate.
- Garnish the Modak cookies with gold foil.
- Melt in mouth buttery Modak cookies are ready.
- You can swap wheat flour with all-purpose flour.
- You can swap jaggery powder with sugar powder.
- for more sweetness of cookies, 2 tbsp more jaggery/sugar powder can be added.
- Don't over-knead the dough. It will lead to hard dense cookies.
- Make sure to line the baking tray with 3 baking papers to avoid cookies burning from the bottom. Alternatively, a silicone sheet can also be used.