I have hardly baked any cookies, except for the occasional chocolate chip cookies using the store bought cookie dough. I had some cranberries, so thought of making cookies with them along with some almonds. Wanted to make it as healthy as possible, so used oats and whole wheat flour, the cookies turned out delicious, it had a crumbly soft texture. I used anise extract instead of vanilla, if you like the flavor in biscottis, then this is for you..
Need To Have
- Quick Cooking Oats - 3/4 cup
- Whole Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
- Flax Seeds - 1 tablespoon
- Cranberries - 1/4 cup
- Roughly Chopped Almonds - 2 tablespoons
- Oil - 3 tablespoon
- Brown Sugar - 3 tablespoons
- Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
- Anise Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt - a pinch
Add the flax seeds to the 3 tablespoons of lukewarm water, grind the oats coarsely, pulse it in the blender for a few seconds. After 5 to 10 mins, beat the flax seeds nicely, add the oil, anise extract, sugar, baking soda and salt, mix everything well. To this add the oats,wheat flour, cranberries and almond, mix everything together to form a sticky dough. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of the dough and place it on the paper, repeat it with the remaining dough, leaving about 1" to 2" space in between.Bake it at 350F for 15 mins. Cool and remove them.
Sending it off to Priya's Now Serving for Vardhini's Bake Fest event and
to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event.
Don't grind the oats into a fine powder.
The cranberries used are not fresh but the dried ones, so they also have some sugar in them.
If you do not like anise flavor, then use vanilla extract.