( Vegans can use soy milk or plain lukewarm water.)
Am into cookie baking big time these days. Both sweet and savory.
Mostly sweet since the man of the house is starting normal routine these days.
That means going out ... mostly to office. That means carrying homemade stuff ... no outside food.
That means home made snacks.
It took me some time and brain wracking as to what snack could be taken from home that is packed in the morning and will stay good enough till evening.
And then decided biscuits are the best option. So am baking cookies / biscuits these days.
These cookies are healthy .... using whole wheat flour and very little cooking oil. They turned out perfect and are great to carry along with.
I threw in a handful of dry raisins too. But while baking they puffed up like small balloons ... and I realised my mistake. The cookies were too dainty to hold their weight. Next time will run them in a blender / chopper first and then mix into the dough.
I was so fascinated with the sugar not melting in the oven heat when I made these cookies the last time that I went overboard and threw in a lot of sugar this time. Loved the crunch in every bite. :-)
Need : 1 and a half cup of whole wheat flour, 1 pureed ripe banana,
a little cooking oil ... around 1 tbsp ( only a little for the dough to stay moist), 1 tsp baking powder,
a few tbsp sugar ... around 3 tbsp ... (I did not want them to be too sweet), some more sugar to spread on the cookies, milk ... around half a medium cup ( use just enough to knead the dough ).
I forgot to add vanilla essence ... and it turned out to be a boon. The mild flavour of the banana would not have been evident otherwise.
How to : Knead everything together to make a dough like we make for rotis.
Take a medium sized ball of dough and roll out a thickish circle ... like a big roti. You can use flour to dust when rolling.
Prick with a fork all over ( this way the cookies won't puff up ).
Sprinkle some sugar all over and pat it down.
Cut with a cookie cutter ... or any small sized bottle cap will do.
Oil a baking tray or use a baking sheet. Arrange the cookies on it.
Pre heat oven at 160 degrees C and bake in the same temperature for around 20 minutes.
See you all after Diwali friends. Have a great time this festival of lights !!
Happy Diwali !! :-)