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-
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
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.