Coconut Macaroon

Macaroons can easily be made in just few minutes without any preparation. Just mix, scoop and bake it for your loved ones. Macaroons are available in every tea stall in our streets and small bakeries. During my childhood days, wanted to try one but never had a chance to go to tea stall. But one of my friends bought me and it was so yum. Wanted to bake those macaroons for my family and the taste of the macaroons were just out of the world ! I baked it for evening snack, kids loved them when it was freshly baked. My hubby had only two left when he came home. He too loved the chewy ones and said it was awesome ! So just try the delicious macaroons to believe it ! Happy baking!

⏲️PREP TIME : 10 minutes

⏲️BAKE TIME : 15 minutes

🍪CUISINE : Indian

🥨COURSE : snack

🍴YIELD : 14 macaroons

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Dessicated coconut – 190 gm

Country sugar – 130 gm

Egg – 3 no.

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tbsp

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

METHOD :

In a bowl add in the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar , cardamom powder and beat well .

To the batter add the dessicated coconut and mix with a spatula .

Scoop it with an ice cream scooper or with a round spoon and drop it on the lined baking tray.

In a preheated oven bake the macaroons at 160°c for 15 minutes or until the colour changes to golden.

Allow the macaroons to cool down and then relish it .

Store the left overs in an air tight container.

NOTE :

Macaroons are crunchy and yummy when it is fresh .

After an hour it becomes soft and chewy but still tastes damn good.

You can also use freshly grated coconut.

Wheat Ragi Choco cookies

Chocolate based cookies are always loved by kids. It turned out really yummy . Good quality of cocoa powder is very important for making cookies or cake. Taste depends on the quality of the cocoa powder used in cookies. I prefer Hersheys cocoa powder for my baking. Whenever unsalted butter is used , always add a pinch of salt to enhance the sweetness in cookies or cake. I have tried with melted butter and oil for a variation. Just mix all the ingredients and make a dough. Scoop it and bake them. So simple one! Do try and enjoy them at your tea time! Happy baking!!!

⏲PREP TIME : 25 minutes

⏲BAKE TIME : 30 minutes

🍜COURSE : cookies

🥘CUISINE : International

🍴YIELD : 30 cookies

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Wheat flour – 200gm

Ragi – 50gm

Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp ( heaped)

Melted butter – 100 ml

Baking soda – a pinch

Baking powder – a pinch

Country sugar (natttusakarai) – 1/2 cup

Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp

Salt – a pinch

METHOD :

Preheat the oven at 150°c and line the baking tray with parchment paper.

In a bowl add melted butter, oil and powdered country sugar .

Mix them well with a spoon.

Now add in the rest of the ingredients.

Combine the mixture to make a dough .

Scoop the dough with a tablespoon, press it and drop it in baking pan.

You can also cut out the cookies using cookie cutter .

Place the cookies in a lined baking tray with an inch distance between them.

Bake the cookies in 150°c for 15 minutes .

Let the cookies cool down in wire rack.

Store the cookies in an air tight container at room temperature.

Enjoy them with tea or coffee!

NOTE :

Do powder the sugar before using it.

Spicy wheat Cookies / crackers

Cookies are tea time snacks which are generally sweet , salty or spicy. These spicy cookies are made of wheat, oats , melted butter, coriander leaves , kalonji , flax seeds, red chillies and oregano. Simple and easy preparation with correct measurement is all needed for this recipe. Can make variations in these cookies by adding garlic powder, ajwain and herbs of your choice.They are incredibly soft cookies and extremely delicious. It tastes so yummy and melts in mouth. Relish with tea or coffee. Do try and enjoy it. Lets go to the recipe of making these spicy cookies .

⏲PREP TIME : 20 minutes

⏲BAKE TIME : 15 minutes

🍜COURSE : Cookies

🥘CUISINE :International

🍴YIELD : 33 cookies

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Wheat – 1 & 1/2 cup (my 1 cup = 250ml)

Oats – 3/4 cup ( powdered)

Melted butter or ghee – 1cup

Salt – 1/2 tbsp + 1/4 tsp

Oregano – 1/2 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 3/4 cup

Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli flakes ( finely ground) – 1 tbsp ( heaped )

Black cumin ( kalonji) – 1 tsp for decoration

Flax seeds – 1 tsp for decoration

METHOD :

In a bowl add all the dry ingredients except ghee and mix them well.

Add in the melted butter .

Combine them to make a dough.

Refrigerate the dough in an air tight container for 20 minutes.

Later press the dough in a flat surface or plate.

Sprinkle flax seeds and kalonji on it.

Make desired shapes using cookie cutter .

Line the baking tray using parchment paper and place the cookies with an inch distance from each other.

In a preheated oven bake cookies for 15 minutes at 150°c.

Then allow the cookies to cool down completely.

Store it in an air tight container.

Enjoy the cookies with tea or coffee.

NOTE :

Each oven is different so check the cookies after 10 minutes of baking.

Follow standard cup measurements given for better results .

You can modify the recipe by using fenugreek leaves or drumstick (moringa) leaves .

Amaranth cookies (gluten free)

Gluten free cookies are usually made using amaranth flour, ragi , sabudana , millet, rice, besan, jowar etc. I have chosen amaranth, sabudana (sago), and ragi( finger millet) which are loaded with nutrients. Home made cookies are nutritious and without any chemicals too. They are mouth watering, buttery and extremely delicious. These cookies are crumbly and their texture makes you fall for them. So do try these yummy cookies for your family . Happy baking!

⏲PREP TIME : 20 minutes

⏲BAKE TIME : 15 minutes

🥗COURSE : cookies

🥘CUISINE : International

🍴YIELD : 2 dozen

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Amaranth flour – 1 & 1/2 cup ( 195 gm)

Ragi flour – 1/3 cup (55 gm)

Sabudana flour – 1/2 cup

Milk powder – 2 tbsp

Jaggery (Powdered ) – 1 cup ( 152 gm)

Butter – 160 gm

Vanilla extract – 1tsp

Baking powder – a pinch

Baking soda – a pinch

METHOD :

In a bowl add Butter and jaggery ,cream them till fluffy and smooth.

Add vanilla extract and again beat them.

Now add in all the flours to the cream.

Combine them to a dough.

Donot knead the dough.

Refrigerate the dough in an air tight container for 20 minutes.

Later press the dough in a plate or flat surface.

Cut out the desired shapes using moulds.

Preheat the oven at 180°c for 10 minutes.

In a lined baking tray arrange the cookies in 1 inch distance.

Bake the cookies at 150 °c for 15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool down completely in same tray.

Transfer the cookies to air tight container.

Enjoy the cookies later with your loved ones.

NOTE :

Each oven is different so check the oven after 10 minutes of baking.

When the sides of cookies colour turn slight golden , take them out.

Wheat Coconut cookies

Biscuits are universal snacks loved by everyone at home .when we were kids, we were fed with market bought biscuits, which are baked using margarine, maida and refined sugar . Every child learns to walk with a walker . From the time he or she walks, he learns to chew and bite biscuits in walker. So we were all raised with those biscuits. Now , we are all aware that refined sugar and maida are not good for health. I started baking healthy cakes and cookies using wheat and jaggery for my family and these are big hit in our house. So do try these yummy cookies which melts in mouth for your family and stay healthy. Happy baking!

⏲ PREP TIME : 2O minutes

⏲ BAKE TIME : 15 minutes

🥗 COURSE : Snacks

🥘 CUISINE : International

🍴 YIELD : 2 dozen

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Wheat flour – 100 gm

Oats – 25 gm ( pulse it in mixer jar)

Milk powder – 2 tbsp

Jaggery powder – 115 gm

Desicated coconut – 50 gm + 20 gm( for coating)

Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Butter – 80 gm

Milk – 2 tbsp ( if required )

Salt a pinch

METHOD :

In a bowl add butter and jaggery powder ( pulse jaggery to make it powder in mixer jar).

Cream them till fluffy and smooth.

Add in the wheat flour , powdered oats, milk powder , desicated coconut and cardamom powder.

Combine the flour using milk. Do not knead.

Press and make balls using palm.

Coat the balls with desicated coconut.

Preheat the oven at 180°c for 10 minutes.

Line the baking pan with parchment paper and arrange the cookies with 1 inch distance.

Bake the cookies at 150°c for 15 minutes .

Let the cookies cool down completely.

Transfer them to air tight container.

Later enjoy your cookies with tea !

NOTE :

Ensure all the ingredients are in room temperature before using.

Pulse jaggery or palm sugar or white sugar in mixer jar before using.

Measurements remain the same for any sugar.

Donot knead the dough.

Each oven differs so keep an eye on cookies when it is 10 minutes of baking.

Eggless finger millet cookies

Cookies are my all time favourite snack. During my childhood days , used to get milkbikies biscuit from stores and that was every bodies favourite too. Nowadays , I bake my own cookies with different flours using jaggery or palm sugar. My family has got addicted to my cookies that they don’t turn to market cookies or biscuits. I bake variety of Cookies with almond meal, jowar, amaranth, bajra, rice, wheat , millets and what not? Finally everything goes healthy inside our tummy. This recipe involves wheat , finger millet and palm sugar. Kids usually avoid millets for their colour and taste. These are the best way to make them eat healthy ones. You can send these cookies for your kids snacks box and you can relish it with your tea. Lets get started with the recipe of making yummy nutritious cookies.

⏲PREP TIME : 20 minutes

⏲BAKE TIME : 15 minutes

🍜CUISINE : International

🥘COURSE : Snacks

🍴YIELD : 35 cookies

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :

Wheat flour – 1 cup ( 250ml cup)

Finger millet flour ( ragi) – 1 & 1/4 cup

Butter – 160 gm

Palm sugar – 1/2 cup + 2tbsp

Baking powder – a pinch

Baking soda – a pinch

Salt – a pinch

Cornflour – 2 tbsp

Milk powder – 2 tbsp

METHOD :

In a bowl add all the dry ingredients , mix well and keep aside.

In another bowl add butter and sugar .whip it until smooth and fluffy cream.

Add vanilla extract and whip it well.

Now mix the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Combine the ingredients to make a dough.

You can add chocochip or nuts here to the dough and make a log.

I have divided the dough and added chocochip for one portion and cranberries for another .

Do not knead the dough.

In an airtight container refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

Later , press the dough using your palm.

Scoop out the cookies using cookie cutter or shape them using hands.

Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180°c for 10 minutes.

Line the baking tray with parchment paper and place the cookies with an inch distance.

Bake the cookies at 150°c for 15 minutes.

When it is done , let cookies cool in the baking pan .

Transfer them to an air tight container .

Enjoy the cookies with tea or coffee!

NOTE :

Each oven is different so keep checking the oven after 10 minutes of baking.

When the bottom of cookies turn to slight golden colour, take them out of oven.

Cookies are usually soft when it is hot or out of oven. They turn hard on cooling or at room temperature.