Eggless Butter Cookies | Easy wheat flour cookies


                                                     Homemade cookies were on my mind since long but never got the courage to try it. We have been looking through countless recipes but most of them were very lengthy and tedious which is a huge turn off for me. I wanted a easy recipe {talk about being a toddler mom} with minimum and easily available ingredients. And this cookie recipe is just that!

                                                    Though this is not the traditional cookie recipe with the butter needed to be cold and mixed into the batter, etc, the outcome is simply fabulous. Using melted butter in the cookie batter makes this cookie soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. So get ready to experience a new variety of cookies with a melt-in-the-mouth goodness and utterly butterly flavors.


                                                 I made 15 of them and 10 got over on the first day itself among the 3 of us. My toddler who hates store bought biscuits loved these and kept asking for more bites. I also shared these with my friend Renu and she and her kids loved it too. I will be helping her make a big batch next week for her kids. This is an ideal snack to take to school as well.

So do try these cookies and you are definite to not buy them from outside. Healthy with the goodness of wheat flour, anything homemade is always better, right?

Health Benefits of Wheat: Since they are low in fat and high on fiber, they have been linked to reduce weight, the risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems.. Substitute refined flour with whole wheat in your diet and see the positive health changes you will undergo…

RECIPE:

Adapted fromFood for Joy

Ingredients: {Makes Approx 15 cookies}

1 1/2 Cup Wheat flour/ Atta (I used Shakti Bhog brand)
1/2 Cup Sugar
120 g Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
A pinch of Salt
3 Tbsp warm Milk, if needed

Recipe:
1. Sieve wheat flour and baking soda in a bowl. Keep aside.

2. Melt butter in the microwave in a large microwave safe bowl. I just kept it for two mins on high and it melted quickly.
3. Add sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk well till the mixture turns a paste as the sugar melts.
This takes about 2 minutes.

4. Now add the wheat flour-soda mixture to this and mix using hands.

5. The mixture now resembles a coarse mixture. Just keep it to rest for 15 minutes.

6. After 10 minutes into the resting time, Preheat the oven at 160 C for 15 minutes. Also line the baking tray with parchment paper.

7. Now see the texture of the mixture. If you can make small balls out of it, make it and flatten them. Keep them on the tray. If you can’t make balls (depends on your brand of wheat flour), add warm milk, one spoon at a time and form a ball. Don’t knead the dough. You should be able to form small dough balls. That’s it.

8. Keep all the balls as shown. Bake at 160 C for 20 to 25 mins till the surface turns light golden in colour.

9. Allow it to cool. They harden as they cool down. After they have cooled completely, transfer to a air tight container and keep at room temperature. They last well for a week if stored properly.

Notes:
1. These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside as we have used melted butter and baking soda in the dough. If you like crispier cookies, substitute baking soda with baking powder.
2. You can also add 1 tsp of Cardamom powder/ Elaichi powder to the mixture as per the original recipe for extra flavors.
3. These cookies can be eaten as such or with milk or tea.

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!



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