It’s close to two months since I baked something. Last two months we had lot of festivals. And finally after Navarathri, I wanted to bake something, before the preparations for Diwali begin. There were many bananas to be used up. So baked Dates Banana muffin during the last weekend. I didn’t use any all purpose flour or maida. The reason being it not available in my pantry. So used whole wheat flour/atta and 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder. It came out very well - moist and light. I expected a denser muffin. I think the arrowroot
powder contributed to the texture. This was my first bake where in APF is not used at all. And I was really happy with the result. So I decided to try my luck with whole wheat cookies. On browsing for a suitable recipe, I found one at AllRecipes. I tweaked it to suit my pantry and made it eggless too. Now I have a whole wheat cookie recipe. I think with this as base, you can work on it for different flavor and combinations of nuts etc.
Yields: 20 Nos.
Temp: 190 C
Time - 18 minutes
Butter - 1/2 Cup
White sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tspn
Flax seeds powder - 2 tspn
Water - 1/4 cup
Whole wheat flour/Atta - 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 tspn
Salt- 1/2 tspn
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup
Cream butter and sugar until creamy and light. Add vanilla essence and flax seeds powder mixed in water.
Sift together wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Gently combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix until it’s just combined. Fold in the chocolate chip cookies. Don't knead. Just gather the dough together. Pinch off a lemon sized dough and shape it. I didn’t shape it much. Just flattened it little with a fork to get a rustic look.
Bake in a preheated oven at 190 c for 18 minutes or till you can find brown specs on top. Leave it on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Don't try to remove them immediately. It will be very soft and will harden on cooling. The cookies were crunchy. It is a treat to have with tea or a cup of milk.
I am taking these healthy cookies to the High Tea hosted by Aparna as part of Meeta's Monthly Mingle