Jun 21, 2010

Atta chocolate chip cookies

    Whole grain is something which contains all the three parts - that is the bran, endosperm and germ. Whole grains are always known to be beneficial not only because of the presence of vitamins and minerals in them , but also due to the content of beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants in them. So its necessary to take a couple of servings of whole grain everyday. You could have wholegrain bread instead of plain white bread or substitute half the quantity of plain flour /maida with wholewheat flour in your baking. This increases your intake of whole grains. You could check out a list of whole grains here.
       Baking with wholewheat flour is always appealing to me.There are a wide range of wheat varieties which are milled to various kinds of wheat flour, each flour being used for different purposes. You can check out the varieties of wheat flours here. I have used whole wheat flour in breads and cakes before and I always wanted to try making cookies with them. Atta cookies or nankhatai was a instant hit at my place. I loved its soft yet crunchy texture. And of course, it tasted good too!!
atta chocochips cookiess
Pilsbury Atta/wholewheat flour- 1 cup
Maida- 1/2 cup
Baking soda- a pinch
Butter- 1/2cup
Sugar(Fine granules)-3/4 cup
Chocolate chips- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1tbsp(If necessary)
atta chocochips cookies

          Combine the butter and sugar to form a creamy mixture. Now add the flours along with baking soda to form a dough. Add the milk if the dough is too dry and you are not able to make a dough with it. Add the chocolate chips and mix well. Now make small balls with the dough and place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper.Flatten them slightly and keep them at a little distance from each other.
           Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180c for 20 minutes. Cool them on rack. Store in a air tight container.
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