Craving For Cookies? Bake These Mouth-Watering, No-Guilt Treats At Home
These cookies are high on taste and relatively low on calories. Your family will love them
Healthy Oatmeal Date Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
Quick cooking oats 1 and 1/3 cups
White flour 1/3 cup
Salt, a pinch
Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Butter unsalted 6 tablespoons at room temperature
Brown sugar powdered 3/4 cup
Dates chopped 3/4 cup (or use whole raisins)
Flax seeds 1/4 cup
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line the oven tray with parchment paper. Using a hand beater, beat the butter and brown sugar for a couple of minutes until soft and fluffy. Add the egg, cinnamon powder and vanilla essence and beat for another 30 seconds until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix oats, flour, chopped dates and flax seeds with baking powder and baking soda and a pinch of salt. Using a spatula, fold the oat mixture into the egg mixture to make a crumbly dough. If it looks too wet, add some oats to bind it.Using a tablespoon, pick up golf ball-sized portions of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about an inch apart.
Bake the cookies in the middle rack for about 14 minutes if you like the centre soft and the edges crispy or for a few minutes more if you like your cookies crunchier. Let them cool before you remove them from the sheet. Enjoy as is or with vanilla ice cream.
Whole Wheat Choco Chip Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
Whole wheat flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Baking soda 3/4 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Chocolate chips 1 and 1/4 cups (or you can chop some dark chocolate. It will not look the same because unlike chocolate chips, which retain their shape, regular chocolate melts, but it will be equally tasty)
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup
Water 1/4 cup
In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Whisk to combine them well, then add the chocolate chips and toss the mix. Using a hand blender or a hand whisk, mix the brown sugar, coconut oil and water in a large bowl. Do this for a couple of minutes until the sugar and the oil come together. Add the flour-chocolate chip mixture to the sugar mixture. Using a spatula, gently fold them together. Do not overwork the dough else it will turn hard.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line the baking tray with parchment paper. Use a big tablespoon to scoop the dough out and place it onto the baking tray, leaving at least 2 inches space for the cookie to spread. Bake the cookies for about 14 minutes until the edges start turning golden and crispy. Let the cookies cool before you remove them from the baking sheet.