Taste of India, a forum started by Sailu of Sailu's Kitchen, has been going strong with Foodie Bloggers! Thanks for initiating efforts towards aggregating Food Bloggers!!
The array of cookies titled as Christmas Delights posted by her had me hooked on, as they were 'Eggless' and particularly these 'Oats Cookies' which were not only high on fibre but were butter-free!! This appealed to the mother in me, more than the cook in me as my daughter is eczematous/ allergic to milk and milk products. These cookies tasted good, she loved them along with all those who tasted it too!
I shall be making these more often! I added sprinkles so that it appealed to the tiny eyes!!
1 1/4 cup cooking oats
1/2 cup oil (used sunflower)
1/2 cup maida
1 cup sugar powder
1 1/2 tbsps cocoa powder (light)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
Mix maida, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Sieve it. Blend the oil and sugar well till smooth, add vanilla essence, combine the maida mix and oats and knead into a soft dough. Shape into balls of lemon size and flatten them. Line a cookie sheet with parchment, place each of these flattened balls with a bit of spacing, press some sprinkles on surface of each.
**Tip frm Sailu :In case binding these is difficult, add a tsp of milk.(I got perfect dough with her measure)
In a pre-heated oven, at 180 deg. C, bake them for 10-12 mins. They appear mushy, but once placed to cool, they harden-store in airtight jar.
Yield 20 yummy cookies!! And a bright tiny face, savouring these attentively!!