212. wheat orange oat cookies

December 7, 2012mayurisjikoni
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baking and some more baking

I go through phases. At the beginning of the year, it was muffins and more muffins. Then it was breads and at the moment its the cookie bug. I love trying out new recipes and so the oven is forever busy. I still have loads of muffin, bread and cookie recipes to try out. As a Diwali present I baked cookies and gave some to my near and dear ones. This year there were no traditional mathias. Now I am busy baking cookies to take to Nairobi as my nephew is getting married. Many guests have already arrived and I am sure my sister in law will need tonnes of food 24hours to feed the huge gang. The best way I could help her is to bake some cookies. Today I made some wheat orange oatmeal cookies. The name is quite a mouthful but the cookies are pretty easy to make.

Approx. 60 medium cookies

250 g butter
2 cups of wholewheat flour (atta)
½ cup chopped mixed nuts
½ cup desiccated coconut
2 cups oatmeal
½ cup orange juice
1 cup brown or white sugar
1 tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp grated orange rind

extra 2 cups of oatmeal for rolling 

  1. Sieve the flour with the baking powder and soda bicarbonate into a big bowl.
  2. Add the chopped nuts, coconut and oatmeal to the flour and mix well.
  3. Cream butter and sugar very well till it is soft, creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the orange juice and rind and mix it well.
  5. Add the flour mixture and using your hands make it into a dough.
  6. Initially it will be very sticky. Rest the dough for 10 minutes.
  7. In the meantime preheat the oven to 180°C and grease the baking tray lightly with butter.
  8. Put 2 cups of oatmeal in a plate.
  9. Take  tablespoonful of the batter and roll it into balls. Roll them in the oatmeal.
  10. Place them on the greased tray about an inch apart and gently press them with a glass tumbler or a small steel bowl.
  11. Bake the cookies for 12 to15 minutes till they are golden brown.
  12. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the cookies on the tray for 5 minutes.
  13. Remove the cookies from the tray and let them cool down completely on a wire rack.
  14. Store in an airtight container.
Tips :
  • You can bake them without rolling the balls in the oatmeal.
  • Add chocolate chips instead of nuts.
  • Instead of orange juice and orange rind add ginger powder and milk.
You may want to check out the following:
marble cookies
cornflakes cranberry cookies
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