My special recipe of whole wheat choco chips cookies which have the goodness of whole wheat and the yummy taste of choco chips! You can’t ask for more!
I love to bake, my son loves to eat baked goodies but still there are times when he demands for cookies. As the cookies were mainly for him, I didn’t really want to do anything with maida. Then, I had this brain wave of making up a recipe myself. I did some browsing and thought some parts of it up and came up with this whole wheat choco chip cookies. They are yummy. The thin ones that I made were crisp as they should have been and the round thick ones were soft and chewy. Delicious is the word!
Since most kids really love baked goodies, I think they are a great lunchbox option. But like most parents, we worry about giving too much of maida to them. Hence, I was looking for something that is whole wheat so that we can let them indulge without worrying too much. Baking with whole wheat is really not as tough as it feels. Just increasing the moisture content in the baking helps to balance out the heaviness of whole wheat and you can get the same amazing taste and texture.
I have started making a conscious effort to replace at least 50% of the maida with whole wheat flour and then working around the recipe to ensure the overall taste and texture of the food is not affected. Sometimes, it does require a bit of trial and error, but trust me, with time, I have started to get better.
Like this whole wheat double chocolate banana bread recipe I tried out! There is no maida in this recipe and yet the bread is so super moist! It is just a matter of adjusting the ingredients to get the correct texture.
Whole Wheat Choco Chip Cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar powdered
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 25 ml milk chilled
- 20 - 35 gm choco chips depending on whether you going to make it round or shape them into something else
- Mix oil and sugar together till it becomes light and fluffy.
- Mix whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder together.
- Mix the oil-sugar mixture and milk to the flour to knead a soft dough.
- Add the choco chips in it.
- Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Shape or roll into rounds as you want.
- Bake for about 9-12 at about 160-180 degrees depending upon the thickness of the cookie.