Friday, 28 September 2012

CHOCOLATE AND OAT COOKIES

Last week we had some very special guests visiting us. I made chocolate-oats and almond cookies for them. I went through a lot of recipes and finalized this one.  The Cookies came out very well. Very crisp and chocolaty. Almonds added the crunch and enhanced the taste too. Here goes the recipe-


Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all purpose flour
100 Gms butter (½ cup)
¾ cup sugar powdered
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon powder
½ cup almonds chopped fine
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Method
Sieve together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add rolled oats and almond pieces and mix well. In a separate bowl beat butter and sugar till light and creamy. Add vanilla essence, cinnamon powder and two tablespoons of milk. Now add dry ingredients to this butter mixture. Mix and knead the dough with hands. If the mixture feels very dry, only then add another tablespoon of milk and knead again. The dough should be very soft and pliable. It should not be sticky. When the dough is ready, take small portion of the dough, roll it between the palms and flatten it. Arrange the cookies on the greased baking tray leaving a little space between them. Bake in a pre heated oven at 160 degrees C for about 15 minutes. Once done, remove from the baking tray after 5 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.

My notes
Add the third tablespoon of milk only if required. The dough should not be too wet and sticky. The cookies are ready in fifteen minutes. Because the cookies are dark, it is difficult to judge the change in colour. If cooked for more then 15 to 17 minutes, they start burning from the bottom. Remove cookies after 5 minutes from the tray. The cookies are very soft and tend to break if removed early.


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  2. hi namita...
    just one qs.... can APF be replaced with whole wheat... is it possible ...will there be change in taste or something???

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    1. Hello, Please go ahead and use whole wheat in place of Apf. There will be no compromise in taste. The biscuits might be a little hard...but that does not matter. You might have to use slightly less flour ...say slightly more than 3/4 cup.

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  3. hi just saw your page and i think its fantastic. QQ: can i reduce butter or use olive oil as i have high cholesterol. thanks!

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    1. Hello!
      You may reduce the quantity of butter. The biscuits might turn out a little hard and you may have to use extra milk or water to knead dough. Happy Baking!

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