Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies for the lil one

My 2 year old is frequently asking for biscuits these days which prompted me to bake some cookies at home for him, to provide a healthier option.
This has oats,whole wheat, apples what more can a mom ask for..........can avoid the choc chips for toddlers though, dont think they need a chocolate addiction this early on (cant see how he wont be a chocoholic seeing his mother ;))

Followed this recipe ,minus the essence, and he loved it!!!
though it did not come out as I expected it to, was expecting a crunchy cookie like the ones we get in the market, but going through various blogs I have come to realise that these are expected to be chewy.
Never the less they were delicious and a keeper for sure :)
Tarla Dala's Recipe
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2/3 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup grated apples
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1. Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a bowl and knead into a dough.
2. When it is ready, add the chocolate chips and knead the dough lightly again.
3. Refrigerate the dough for 15 to 20 minutes and divide it into 12 equal portions.
4. Roll out each portion into a round and flatten it between your palms to make a circle of approximately 6 mm. (¼") thickness.
5. Place on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 25 to 30 minutes or till the cookies are golden brown.
6. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.

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