Monday, March 7, 2011

Eggless Wheat Cookies

Ria had chosen this simple cookie for the March Sweet Punch. Since all the ingredients were readily available in my kitchen, I took it easy and thought this can be prepared any time I want. It was just yesterday that I realized it was 6th of the month and I had to prepare it. After having recently tried my hand at making Checkboard Gateau, I am flying too high. I wanted to add some complexity to these simple cookies. I had planned something else when I made two different doughs. But as I was unable to roll these doughs due to their softness, I ended up making them this way. Best cookie recipe for beginners and also for anyone who gets a sudden cookie craving as these can be made in a jiffy.

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 4 ounces or 1/2 cup (at room temperature)
Almond flakes - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 tbsp or as needed
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp (optional)

1. Mix together wheat flour, sugar, salt, almond flakes, cardamom powder and butter. At this stage I divided this mixture into two and added cocoa powder to one mixture to get the chocolate dough.
2. Add milk and knead to get a soft dough.
3. Make balls, flatten them (I made a big ball of wheat dough flattened it, pressed the centre a bit and placed a small flattened chocolate ball. I garnished with choco chip and almond flake) and place on baking tray with atleast an inch of space between them.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 360F for about 15-18 mins (Depends on the thickness of your cookies and temperature of the oven) or until the cookies are golden brown.
5. Let then stand for 3-5 minutes.

Before baking:

After Baking:

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  1. WOww ur cookies looks soo wonderful,yummy cookies..

  2. Love ur cookies.wonderful idea without egg.

  3. They look so cute..thanks for baking with us!!

  4. Looks sooooo great, love the idea of adding cocoa powder to it.

  5. Thanks for baking with us,Seema. I liked the way you tried to create a black and brown cookie :)


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