Whole Wheat Cookies, made with 100% wheat flour, are the perfect healthy option for a teatime snack or a lunch box idea!
This is my first post for Sweet Punch. A couple of months back when I had seen Sweet Punch on various food blogs, I had thought to myself that yes I must participate in this one. But, later I forgot all about it, till last time I saw it again. An email was furiously typed and sent to Ria and the challenge that was selected was Whole Wheat almond cookies from Manjula’s Kitchen. Yummy was the word that came to my mind when I saw the recipe and it was so true! The whole wheat cookies I made diminished at a very rapid rate, everyone at home just loved them.
As I am baking more and more, I am realising that all baked products don’t need to have maida or all purpose flour in them. In fact, even just substituting the maida by 50% and adding the whole wheat flour to the recipe makes it healthier and you can enjoy anything baked without worrying about the health. Of course, occasionally, it is good to indulge in some pure maida food as well 🙂 But if you are baking on a regular basis and want to send something in your kid’s lunchbox, whole wheat flours goodies are always welcome.
Most kids love to see cakes or biscuits or cookies in their lunchbox and if they are homemade, we know what is going into them. This means that you can control the number of cookies which you want to give to your child. I know it is so easy to just pick up a packet of biscuit off the shelf in the supermarket, but trust me, once you start making homemade biscuits, you will not even like the store bought one. In the stores, it is all about the packaging. But when you make these at home, it is all about the health!
Like this fig, honey and paprika preserve I tried the other day, and was such a hit at home! Home made and full of health! So go ahead, and try these super delicious cookies today!
Sweet Punch : Whole wheat cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup almonds coarsely ground
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 4oz)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons milk
- In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, almonds, raisins and choco chips.
- Now add the softened butter and milk to the flour mixture to make dough. It has to be a very soft dough so add more milk if it is needed.
- Make round balls of the dough and place on the parchment paper, press a little, it should be of about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Bake the cookies for in a preheated oven at 180C for 14 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown.
- Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet and cool completely on the wire rack.