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May 3, 2010

Coconut cardamom cookies - using wheat flour

        I wanted to use the pilsbury multigrain atta in the cookies finally, after successfully using them in cakes, muffins and bread before. I decided to follow the usual nankhatai (an Indian cookie ) recipe which I am so fond of. Cardamom has always been a favourite, gives a lovely aroma to the flour as soon as you add them. I found some dessicated coconut in the pantry and decided to use them as well. That gave a nice crunchy texture and taste to the cookies.
            I used the granulated white sugar and butter without any substitutions.As I was already using multigrain atta(wheat flour), I did not want to experiment on any other healthy or low fat substitutes and create any hinderance to the taste and flavour.
     As a result , the cookies were really good - soft , crunchy and delicious. I would love to bake some more of these soon. I do have a different ingredient in my mind instead of multigrain atta flour which I will be trying soon. Will post about it if it comes out good ,until then its a secret!! Do try these cookies till then..they are awesome.
coconut cardamom cookies

Ingredients-
Pilsbury multigrain atta- 1 cup
Maida- 1/2 cup
Baking soda- 1/2tsp
Butter(unsalted)- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup to 1 cup(according to the sweetness you prefer)
Cardamom powder- 1tsp
Dessicated coconut- 1/2 cup
coconut cardamom cookies
Method-
    Combine the sugar and butter and mix till it turns creamy. Add the cardamom powder followed by the atta, baking soda,maida and the dessicated coconut. Combine everything well to form a dough.
          Now take a tiny portion of the dough(lemon sized). Make a small ball with it. Slightly flatten it. Repeat the same with rest of the dough. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake them in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 150c.
          They may be slightly soft  and crumbly when hot from the oven. Cool them on a cooling rack. They will become firm when they cool. The texture will be soft and crispy. You can bake for 5 more minutes if you find them too soft and crumbly. But try not to over bake it and make it too hard for you to bite!!!
coconut cardamom cookies
These cookies along with my Cardamom spiced cake are on their way to priya's - cooking with seeds- cardamom event.
 By the way , did you try the fat free dahi wada?

31 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

lovely cookies...super!

Priya said...

Truly a delectable combo..wat a fabulous cookies, thanks for sending..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks lovely!!!!!!!!

Usha said...

Lovely combination, looks fabulous!

Happy Cook said...

Love the way you have stacked them up.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks awesome...drooling! Perfect with tea.

Faiza Ali said...

Lovely looking cookies..they have turned out perfect.

testing ground said...

Lovely cookies. Nicely stacked too!

Laavanya said...

cardamom flavoured nankatais are the best.. nice to see that it worked with the multigrain atta... :)

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely and delicious cookies.. nice presentation!!

Kiran said...

Very lovely cookies.Using atta they really turned out good.

Did not try the fatfree dahiwada yet,will let you know after making it.

Jayashree said...

Nice looking cookies....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the recipe and the look of these cookies !!!

Cham said...

The Pills atta is very versatile I guesss! The cookies are in great shape!

Nithya said...

Healthy and yummy.. Wow.. I love the idea of using the multigrain aata :)

Srimathi said...

sowmya, I did not buy the multi grain version of atta because my sister told me it has soy in it. But looks like your cookies have turned out well.

Sayantani said...

so crunchy looking cookies. love them.

Ann said...

Fabulous.. looks so good

Sukanya said...

Yummy...I love Nan Khatais

Apu said...

I love cardamom, adds sucha lovely flavour!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

could imagine the taste..mmmm....yummy

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe! Sounds really good with that combo!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice yumm cokkies

DEESHA said...

lovely cookies sowmya. healthy too

Valarmathi said...

Cookies looks lovely and yummy.

notyet100 said...

thy do resemble nankhatai must ahve tasted great

Divya Kudua said...

Cookies look so good Sowmya,I have to try the multi grain atta too..:)

My Little Space said...

What! Coconut cookies...oh boy, these must be awesome delicious! Btw, I have some awards for you. Please feel free to pick them up. Have a great day!
Cheers, Kristy
http://kristygourmet.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-awards-my-lucky-finger.html

Rachana Kothari said...

A great combo...looks fantastic!

Sarah said...

thanks for the recipe, just made it, and it came out great (I did add an egg to the mixture)

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