Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Eggless, Butter-Free Oats & Cocoa Cookies!

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

Method :

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!!



Asha said...

WOW!! That is super healthy!! You could send these to "Healthy Eats" Suganya, great to have for breakfast too with coffee!:)

indosungod said...

Butter free cookies - wonderful. Hugs to the birthday boy and your daughter. I am sure they are enjoying the delicious cookies.

Meera said...

They really look very good. I am going to try them. I have bookmarked so many recipes of yours, starting from that fruity bread...Can't wait to try all of them one by one.

KayKat said...

I'm not a huge fan of oats cookies, but I love making them. Try them with chopped apples sometime - works really well!

These look delicious.

Pooja said...

wow ! thats is really lovely , and as it is eggless , i can give it a try too ;). thanks for sharing purnima.

LG said...

Those colorful rice crisps has given a good look to those healthy cookies. Nice one.

Sagari said...

those cookies look great purnima

Asha said...

Purni, thanks for letting me know about "Moong" and "Masoor" mix up, I corrected it!
There are so many comments in that post, NOBODY told me about that until you did! Tells you how attentive other commenters are, huh?! HeHe!!
Yes, you can use Masoor too.

Purnima said...

Asha --> Tks, I will try to send Suganya..re: masoor- I can now try with masoor!

ISG-->Tku very much! Oh I have to keep the cookie jar out of sight--then it goes out of mind! :D

Meera --> Look who's talking! You hv a galaxy of recipes on EIF, I donno where to begin!!

Kaykat--> Apples, hmm? Shd try this variant! Tku!

Pooja --> Chk for more eggless ones at Sailu and Shilpa(Aayisrecipes)

LG-->Those are sweet vermicellis aka sprinkles, just so that it appeals to kids!

Sagari--> Tks!

Maya said...

Hey, great treats Purnima..Without butter and nicely small rounds, perfect for kiddies and great for us too..Can eat guilt-free;)..very nice..

Dhivya said...

wow..looks yummy...i love cookies..but never tried to make...will surely try..thanks for sharing

Purnima said...

Maya --> True..surely your son will enjoy these.

Dhivya --> Its worth trying,you would make it over n over!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

How sweet is that Purnima. Its always such fun when kids enjoy what you make...& when its healthy too; even better!!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

How sweet is that Purnima. Its always such fun when kids enjoy what you make...& when its healthy too; even better!!