14 September 2011

Coconut Cookies - Healthy, Wealthy & Wise ;)

Cookies just do not last long enough in this house. My hubby just l-o-v-e-s cookies. I dreaded baking cookies for some reason and eventually my first few attempts failed and failed miserably that i was in no mood to sweat and waste over some meany cookie again. But that was last year and boy! am i glad i re-ventured into this domain again :).  

Plain Flour Cookies
Today's post is special because this is the recipe that gave me a break-through in successfully making some great cookies and you bet i have never looked back since. This recipe is fished out from here. I just love this blog and definitely one site i frequent. The name behind all those beautifully succulent food is Anushruti @ divine taste and true to her blog's name her food are really wholesome, awesome and divine, you should check it out for sure.

This recipe is extremely easy and the end product absolutely lovely to savor. And yes another family favorite and so make i it pretty often using plain flour or whole wheat flour. You can use coconut oil instead of butter. Tried and tasted and i tell you its great either ways.

The healthier whole wheat version is what i'll be sharing today. Here's what you'll need.

Ingredients:
1 Cup - Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Tsp - Baking Powder
1/4 Cup - Sugar
1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp - Unsalted Butter
1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp - Milk
1/2 - 3/4 Cup - Fresh Coconut Grated

Whole Wheat Coconut Cookies
Method:
  1. Preheat oven @ 170 degrees, grease two baking sheet and keep aside
  2. Grate the coconut and keep aside.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder on a plate or bowl you'll knead the cookie dough and keep aside
  4. Cream the butter and sugar till smooth using a whisk, to this add the vanilla and milk blend it well
  5. Fold in the grated coconut into the wet ingredients and pour it on to the flour mixture and make a cookie dough
  6. Divide it into two and role the dough into the shape and size of a regular sausage
  7. Chop it up with a knife to make 11equal pieces. Repeat the same process for the other half
  8. Bake these in the preheated oven for 16 minutes.
  9. Cool and munch away..
The dough will be soft and slightly gummy. In case it keeps breaking while you're trying to roll it into a cylindrical just overturn the dough, knead it for a minute and then continue. The goodness of wheat and the happiness of having a healthy cookies...what else can one want more...

5 comments:

  1. V professional looking cookies. Cocnut cookies are my personal favourite too.

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  2. Your cookies look great! So happy you liked it!

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  3. I could gobble at least 4 in one go:) Yummy they look!
    USMasala

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  4. Hi...First time on your blog...Cookies looks awesome...happy to join you dear...Would love if you join me too at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/
    Cheers

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  5. Alpana nad Aipi: thank you :)

    Anushruti: Thanks for visiting

    Neha: Thanks for joining...hope you find something you like :)

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Thank you for stopping by. Delighted to be sharing some l-o-v-e from my kitchen with you. If you sample any of my cooking, do come back and let me know. Cheers!