Monday, March 7, 2011

Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies




S imple, crunchy, flavorful and addictively delicious is an understatement for these cookies you see here. Tight hugs to Sweet Punch team for the wonderful choice!

Take my words, bake them and you will never regret munching on this very much 'Indianish' Cookies!

Recipe Source- Manjula's Kitchen

Ingredients (to make 24 cookies)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, ground coarsely 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 4oz)
  • About 2 tablespoons of milk or as needed


Method 


  1. Pre heat the oven to 360 degree F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and cardamom powder well.
  3. Next add soft butter and milk to the flour mixture to make dough. Dough should be very soft.
  4. Divide the dough into about 24 equal parts and make them into balls.
  5. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 1/2” in thickness.
  6. Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about inch a part.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 18 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown.
  8. After they are done remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.




The pic up is the 2nd batch of cookies baked with a higher temp and deliberately over browned. They were crunchier and tastier :)




            The changes made from the original recipe:-

            1. No added milk.The homemade butter was soft enough and dint call for the milk. On the contrary the dough was sticky and I had to knead in 2 tbsps of wheat flour to make it right.

            2. Used half cup,scant, granulated sugar, which was powdered and kneaded in. Still the cookies were towards the sweeter side. 1/4 cup sugar will be ideal for a cup of heaped flour, coz I prefer my cookies less sweet! (The original recipe calls for fine granulated sugar)
          
             3. The oven temp was set to 210 C (a high temp for anyone but not to my old fashioned conv one :)) and the baking time needed was 15-18 minutes, the edges have browned but the cookies tasted great that way.The original recipe says 180 C for 18 min. So the baking time varies according to the temp and type of oven you use.

            4. I made 36 cookies inspite of the changes and will be baking this again and again and again unlike Manjula who does just once in the video ;)

26 comments:

  1. Bharathy,Cookies luks too good... I am yet to post mine..

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  2. These cookies look delicious perfect with a cup of steaming coffee.

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  3. I loved these too.....have already finished the first batch. Will be baking it again this weekend.

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  4. superb cookies dear....yummy..

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  5. very yummy n crunchy biscuits... love the beautiful presentation...

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  6. Beautifully baked cookies, looks very yummy. Nice presentation.

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  7. awesome post ...looks super yummy

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  8. wow...so tempting cookies...Thanks for sharing

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  9. Yum..glad you could make it Bharathy.Looks delicious..thanks for baking with us!!

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  10. looks perfect bharathy ! nice clicks too

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  11. Bharathy - I'm getting a warm feeling when I look at your cookie pictures - maybe its because of that glistening buttery look. Yours is one of my favorites! Looks pretty!

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  12. Absolutely yummy cookies :) I fell in love the moment I saw it ;) yummmm :)

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  13. Looks scrumptious and yummy cookies..

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  14. Very nice pictures! We loved these cookies too :)

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  15. so glad you managed to bake them!

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  16. Your cookies look so good,very buttery :) Thanks for baking with us!

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  17. the cookies are looking cool !

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  18. Have come out very nice and smooth on the top,lovely cookies bharathy!

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  19. Yum, Bharathy..nice choice, n thks for the notes, really widens the options of hw v need our cookies!

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  20. Love these perfectly baked cookies...yummy!!

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  21. gr8 recipe Bharathy.. i was in search of a wheat cookie recipe which i can share with my baby..thanks a bunch for the recipe

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  22. My god I just loved the smoothness your cookies got. And your tips were really good. Well done

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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