Monday, 10 September 2012

OATS AND DATES BISCUITS


I have always loved Unibics’ delectable Breakfast cookies. The cookies are so addictive that the pack once opened, finishes in no time. The fruity aroma of the cookies and chewy texture with the goodness of oats, raagi, cranberries, karonda has beckoned me to try making them at home. However, one day when I seriously decided to make them, I realized that many of the ingredients are not available in the market here. I made Oats and dates biscuits instead. The biscuits came out very well. Here goes the recipe-

Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
½ cup chopped dates
½ cup (100gm) butter
½ cup sugar powdered
½ cup sugar granulated (for the chewy feel)
1 tsp baking soda
10 almonds coarsely ground
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
2 teaspoons vanilla essence


Method
Mix together whole wheat flour, oats and baking soda. Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Powder the flaxseeds in a blender, add ¼ cup water and blend again. Add this to the butter sugar mixture. Add chopped dates, coarsely ground almonds, vanilla essence, granulated sugar and mix well. Add dry ingredients to this mixture and knead gently. Add a little milk if the dough feels too dry.

The dough should be soft and pliable. Take care that the dough should not be too wet and sticky. Else biscuits will turn out very hard.


 Now make small balls and flatten them between palms. You can also use a bottle cap to cut out biscuits. Arrange on a greased baking tray. Bake in the pre- heated oven at 180 degrees C for about 20 minutes or till the edges turn brown.


 

7 comments:

  1. Just discovered your site today...you've lovely recipes posted! I am trying this today...shall update you. :-)

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  2. I tried this recipe today and it came out very nice. from a long time i was willing to bake coockies after looking your snaps i could not resist myself from baking this. Thank you.

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  3. Thank You Manisha for your kind words. I am happy that you tried my recipe and enjoyed it. Thanks!

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  4. Was looking for some nice oatmeal cookies recipes and found this, can't wait to try this�� but can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats?

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    1. Hello Vedika,
      Yes you may use rolled oats Vedika. I would also love if you try whole wheat oat and cookies that I baked recently. I am sure that you will love them. Happy Baking!

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  5. Hi Namita, what a wonderful blog and collection of recipes. Keep looking for recipes using whole wheat or other natural ingredients.Just a small question, can we use home made ghee instead of butter cuz of health issues and diabetes of family members.

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    1. Hello ! Thank you for your kind words. Sure you may use ghee in place of butter. Happy Baking

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