Christmas is nearing your doorsteps, jingle bells ringing, Santa Claus planning to visit your kids and spread the message of love and peace . So, what special are you planning to give the’ ultimate of surprising treat’ to your dear kids and family? May be I can impart an idea that will make your kids jump with joy and you will feel at the top of the world with this innovative treat. This week, I created a special recipe ‘Oats n coconut cookies’ with one of my friends who is a baking expert in the town. Let’s see the secret of this special recipe.
Ingredients: (for the preparation of 30 cookies)
White flour (350 gms.),
Sugar ( 200gms.),
Unsalted butter/margarine (250 gms.),
Dessicated coconut ( 100gms.),
Oats ( 125 gms.),
Warm milk ( 100cc.),
Sodium bi- carbonate [baking soda] 1 ½ teaspoons,
2 teaspoons of Oats, 2 teaspoons of desiccated coconut for toppings.
Procedure: The procedure is shown in a step wise process schematically with the help of photographs. Hope fully this will give the readers a very clear idea of the process.
Step 1: Batter margarine/unsalted butter with sugar and make sure that it makes an even mixture with no remains of crystalline sugar. Add white flour, baking soda, coconut, Oats to the mixture and mix evenly. Keep it for 30 minutes minimum.
|Mixture of oats n coconut as toppings.|
Step 2: Prepare evenly shaped flattened dough. Press then with your palms to make a flattened structure. Keep little oats, desiccated coconut separately and use for toppings on the flattened structure. You may use minute amount of cold milk so that the toppings may stick to the flattened dough.
Step 3: Arrange them in a baking tray and place the rounded dough at equal distances of 1 cm from each other. The tray should be greased with little oil before placing the flattened dough. Pre-heat the oven 200 degree Celsius. While you bake the cookies, the temperature must be maintained at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes. While the baking procedure continues, you should keep a watch on the color of the cookies. When it turns light brown it indicates that they are ready.
Step 4: Remove from the oven and keep them in open air for the cookies to cool down and get a crunchy texture. It’s advisable to store the cookies in an air tight container to avoid sobbing.
|Crunchy , tasty cookies at last.|
The cookies are ready to be served. You may use these with coffee, or as a confectionery item. I guarantee that your children will enjoy to a great extent. In fact, Christmas will never be so exciting without home baked crunchy cookies. What a treat for the family!!