Chocolate Stuffed Tutti Frutti Cookies (Eggless)

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Cookies are my favorite thing to bake or maybe it’s the cupcakes? Well, it’s hard to say what I like to bake the most but cookies are definitely one of my top favorites. I am always looking out for new cookie recipes and also trying to develop few on my own and this one belongs to the latter category. Those in India know what tutti frutti is, for those who don’t tutti frutti are dried candied fruits and I have already made some eggless cookies using them.

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These cookies are also eggless but rather than making simple cookies I stuffed them with some chocolate filling. The result?A soft cookie filled with a chocolate surprise in the center. Sounds great right? Well tasted fantastic too! And as I can never have enough of chocolate, I drizzled some chocolate on top of the cookies too to make them extra delicious.

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In place of egg, I used cornstarch and water in this recipe. Eggs provide moisture to the cookies and make them soft. The cornstarch does exactly that, it makes the cookies soft and the water helps with the moisture. The chocolate on top of the cookies will harden with time so you can keep them in airtight containers without creating any mess.

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So let’s see how we make these chocolate stuffed tutti frutti cookies.

Start by sifting together flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda in a bowl, set aside. In steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or using your hand mixer cream together butter and both sugars till smooth and creamy, around 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla, water and mix.

Chocolate-Stuffed-Tutti-Frutti-Cookies-Recipe-Step-1-notitle-cwmStart adding the flour into the butter-sugar mixture. Don’t dump the entire thing in one go, add the flour in 3 parts. Stir in the tutti frutti and mix to form a dough. In case you are not able to form the dough, add more water [total of 3 tbsp should be more than enough to form the dough].

Chocolate-Stuffed-Tutti-Frutti-Cookies-Recipe-Step-2-notitle-cwmMake the filling by creaming together softened butter and sugar. Add cocoa powder and mix till you have smooth consistency filling ready.

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To make the cookies take 1 tbsp of dough, flatten it slightly and then using your thumb make a depression in the center. Fill the center with little chocolate filling. Then take 1 tbsp of dough again, flatten it a bit and put it over the chocolate filled dough. Seal the edges, then using your hands roll it to form a round shape and then flatten it slightly. The cookies are now ready to be baked.

Chocolate-Stuffed-Tutti-Frutti-Cookies-Recipe-Step-4-notitle-cwmPlace the cookies on to the baking tray leaving 2 inch space between each cookie. Press some additional tutti frutti on top of the cookies.

Bake at 350 F degrees for 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and after 2 minutes transfer them on to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the drizzle melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stir after every 15 seconds so that the chocolate doesn’t seize and form a lump. Add 1/2 teaspoon of shortening if the mixture isn’t smooth. Drizzle over cookies once completely cooled.

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* In addition to tutti frutti, you can also add cashews, raisins, pistachios to these cookies.

* Start with 2 tbsp of water to make the dough, add an extra 1 tbsp only if the dough isn’t coming together.

* To drizzle, you can put the melted chocolate in a ziplock and make a small cut or use squeeze bottles.

Eggless Chocolate Stuffed Tutti Frutti Cookies

Soft tutti frutti cookies with a delicious chocolate stuffing in the center.
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup butter [1 stick], at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp water

Chocolate filling

  • ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
  • cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Drizzle

  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or cover it with some non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda in a bowl, set aside.
  3. In steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or using your hand mixer cream together butter and both sugars till smooth and creamy, around 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla, water and mix.
  4. Add the flour into the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Stir in the tutti frutti and mix till to form a dough.
  6. Make the filling by creaming together softened butter and sugar. Add cocoa powder and mix till you have smooth consistency filling ready.
  7. To make the cookies take 1 tbsp of dough, flatten it slightly and then using your thumb make a depression in the center. Fill the center with little chocolate filling. Then take 1 tbsp of dough again, flatten it a bit and put it over the chocolate filled dough. Seal the edges, then using your hands roll it to form a round shape and then flatten it slightly.
  8. Place the cookies on to the baking tray leaving 2 inch space between each cookie.
  9. Bake at 350 F degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  10. Transfer on wire rack to cool completely.

Drizzle

  1. melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stir after every 15 seconds so that the chocolate doesn't seize and form a lump. Add 1/2 teaspoon of shortening if the mixture isn't smooth. Drizzle over cookies once completely cooled.
Nutrition Facts
Eggless Chocolate Stuffed Tutti Frutti Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Stuffed Tutti Frutti Cookies (Eggless)

  1. Dear Manali,

    I made the chocolate stuffed Tutti Frutti cookies and it turned out very good. One thing is few of the cookies spread out too much and few were small. How do I get a even size? One thing I noticed in the recipe is that you have mentioned corn starch and it is not anywhere in the procedure. I added the corn starch with the flour.

    Planning on trying the fudge and macadamia and nutella bar. Will let you know.

    Thanks for the recipes,
    Shree

    1. Hi Shree, thanks for letting me know. Yes you need to add the cornstarch with the flour, sorry I just updated it. If you think cookies are spreading, after the dough is done..wrap it in a cling sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. To make equal sized cookies…use a cookie scoop ..that’s the best way to get equal size cookies. Glad the cookies turned out well! 🙂

    1. Welcome Pinky 🙂 You can use wheat flour but since I have never tried this recipe with wheat flour, I cannot comment on it’s taste. why not use 50% wheat and 50% all purpose?

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