Are you a cookie lover who is guilty of not being able to stop munching on your favourite cookies throughout the day? You would be happy to hear that cookies don’t necessarily have to be unhealthy.
You can make cookies without using refined flour or refined sugar.
We are talking about making a batch of healthy and crunchy millet cookies. Millets are a kind of nutritious seeds or grains like ragi flour. They are known to be high in fibre and nutrition in comparison to refined flour. Millet is also great for diabetics, so people with diabetes can enjoy millet cookies occasionally.
Wondering how you can whip up a fresh batch of buttery and crunchy millet cookies for yourself and your loved ones? Lucky for you, we have brought to you an easy-to-bake healthy millet cookie recipe that you can try this holiday season.
- ½ cup Aahirvaad Ragi flour
- ½ cup Aahirvaad Atta
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ cup chilled butter cubes
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla essence
- Milk as required
- Make sure that your millet mix is freshly bought as millet mixes get rancid quickly.
- In a bowl, add your ragi flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and brown sugar and mix them well.
- Next, add cold butter cubes to the flour mixture and mix well. Mix the butter into the flour mixture until you get a clumpy flour mixture.
- Getting the right flour consistency is important to make a delightfully crumbly and chewy batch of cookies.
- After this, add milk and vanilla extract to the mixture. It is recommended that you use chilled milk to make these cookies. Also, instead of pouring the milk all at once, add them little by little into your flour mixture so that you don’t end up with a runny flour mix.
- Do not knead the dough a lot and make a soft dough ball out of the flour mix.
- Next, refrigerate the dough ball for 15-20 minutes. This step will make the butter in the dough solid again and will melt your butter nicely while baking. This will make your cookies crispy and give them a crumbly texture.
- After you take out the cookie dough from the refrigerator, you can start making your cookies. You can either use a cookie cutter or simply scoop out an equal amount of cookie dough and make round cookies.
- Generously grease your baking tray and place the cookies in them carefully.
- Preheat the oven to 180 C and then bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes or until they turn a gorgeous golden colour.
- You will notice that the cookies have cracks in the middle. Don’t worry. It is a sign that you have got it right and the cookies aren’t underbaked.
- Note that the cookies will be slightly soft when they are freshly out of the oven. Once again you need not worry about this as they will harden after they cool off.
- After the cookies have cooled down completely, you can store them in a cookie jar.
There are several benefits of millets and hence adding this superfood into your diet is a must. Millet cookies are also a great way to add ragi flour to your kid’s diet. They are so delicious and decadent that you will find it hard to believe that they are good for you.
Feel like the classic millet cookies are too plain for your tastebuds? You can add chocolate chips, almonds, nuts, raisins, cranberries and confetti to your traditional millet cookies and make them taste out of the world.
So, when are you baking a fresh batch of sinful millet cookies? Go ahead and enjoy a plate of millet cookies guilt-free with a warm cup of cocoa every evening while you put on your favourite Christmas movies.