Apricot Orange Cookies made from whole wheat flour are a great snack option! The delicious apricots and some nuts added in ensure that these cookies are healthy and yummy!
These days Ojas is in love with anything which is baked. He is such a fussy eater, but if there is something that has come out of the oven, he eats it :D. Hence I am constantly on the lookout for healthy baking recipes. After I made the Oat Bran Muffins, I tried these apricot orange cookies this time. I had seen this recipe in Tarla Dalal’s Growing Kids cook book (which BTW has great recipes) and made some minor changes to the recipe while making it. There were about 20 medium size cookies which came out and were over in a day 🙂
Isn’t it amazing how kids eat baked goodies as if they are the best in the world? I think it has got to do with the smell of the food being cooked in the oven which makes it so appetizing, or perhaps the whole process of mixing and putting in the oven, which makes them so enticing 🙂 And the good part about baking is that you can mix and match the ingredients easily!
Some little adjustments in the recipe and you can get a healthier version of any dish! Like replacing some of the maida with whole wheat flour or using olive oil instead of butter. I must admit it is a trial and error process, but believe me, once you get the basics right, it is just about trying to get something healthier! Like these whole wheat cookies, I baked after reading up a bit about cookies and then used my own recipe. They turned out to be so delish and such a super hit!
These apricot and orange cookies taste delicious with a cup of coffee or tea! Serve them to kids with a glass of milk and you can be rest assured that they won’t get hungry until dinner time 🙂
Apricot Orange Cookies
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used atta)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar powdered
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda (I skipped this and put more baking powder)
- 2 tbsps apricots dried and chopped
- 1/2 tbsps nuts chopped (cashews, walnuts and almonds)
- 2 tbsps orange flavored drink mix (I used Kissan sqaush)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp butter for greasing
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to get a soft dough.
- Mould into medium sized balls, flatten and make a cross sign on the top with a knife or a fork.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 C for 20 minutes or till the cookies are golden brown in colour.
- Enjoy warm or eat after cooling.
- Can be stored for a long time only if they last :D.
oo all the best! hope you win
only a cross ✝on top? crescent or trident or star of david ✡won’t do? 🙂
Monu, with recipes coming at this speed from you, I am drooling sitting in front of the comp.
What all shld I bake now ????? 😉
That sounds yum!!! I am so going to try this. Am baking orange cake for the first time – keeping fingers crossed 🙂
All the best for the contest 🙂
Yummy, Mon. You are on a spree, aren’t you? Time to start a new Cookery blog, methinks 🙂
all the best for the contest!
thanks doli but this on competition only an event, where they collect recipes 🙂
LOL take ojas and bake all 😀
try and let me know if u liked it smitha and I love orange cakes
and this no contest only an event dear
LOL at 5th 😉
yeah i am on a cooking baking spree these days u know there is so much I want to post and so little fridays 🙂 (that is when u will see a recipe here ok there are exceptions I agree)
I thought of it pal and took a poll here too the thing is that its really difficult to manage another blog
thanks reema but this on contest
Ohh wow this is cool .. eggless tooo… xactly what I want 🙂
Thanks Mons .. will try this soon 🙂
And gud luck dear 🙂
try it out swaram they were yummm
Wow !!! This looks too good 🙂 Now you can start sending your recipes to events. Here is the link http://events-n-roundups.blogspot.com/ .Happy cooking 😉
apricot and orange-what a combo. sounds yummy. thanks for sharing.
HC wow that link is awesome thank u thank u
welcome here mahimaa