April 7, 2015

Eggless Wholewheat Custard Powder Coconut Cookies | Day 6 of Baking Marathon

Sometimes, there comes along a recipe which you want to make, but due to some mental hangups you dont make them : be it for health, family preferences, low calorie, egg based etc. Cookies n biscuits fall into that category : I love gorging virtually on these goodies, but perhaps (read almost) due to the high butter and refined flour I usually give these recipes a skip. 


Till I started clearing my bookmarks for the baking marathon and saw Aarti's recipe. Not only is it eggless, it also was wholewheat and no butter. Guess I couldnt wait any longer... Made some minor changes, and it was a super hit. Generally, sweet bakes are not preferred at home, but these were very well received. Thank you, Aarti. I am sure I shall keep making this. 



Sending this to all the action at Baking Marathon - Fire up your oven. We are on Day 6 today and hope you are enjoying the series till now...

Day 2: Veg Au Gratin

Baking Marathon Day 6 : Eggless Wholewheat Custard Powder Coconut Cookies
Recipe Source  : Aarti's recipe
Recipe type : Cookies
Cuisine : American
Makes : 15 medium sized cookies
Prep time: 15 mins | Bake time : 12-14 mins (varies from oven to oven)



#Cookies #Eggless #Wholewheat #Butterless #Snacks #Vegan

What you need:
  • Wholewheat flour – 1.25 cups
  • Custard Powder – 3 TBSP (about ¼ cup)
  • Oil (I used canola) – 1/3 cup
  • Dessicated Coconut – 3 TBSP
  • Vanilla Essence – ½ TBSP
  • Sugar – ½ cup (I used about 1/3 cup of powdered brown sugar)
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – about ¾ tsp
  • Milk – needed for binding (I didn’t use)


Method:
  1. Sieve the dry ingredients : Wholewheat flour, custard powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder. To this add dessicated coconut and mix well.
  2. Add the powdered brown sugar (I used brown sugar cubes and powdered). Now add the oil and vanilla essence and bring it to a smooth dough (don’t knead)
  3. If its too try, add a tbsp of milk, and bind it (I didn’t use milk). Preheat the oven to 165 deg C . Rest the dough for 5 mins, covered.
  4. Make small roundels of the dough and flatten it with fork, place on lined baking tray. Use the rest of the dough to get similar cookies.
  5. Bake for 12-15 mins (mine was done at 14 mins) or when they start to crinkle and done at the edges.
  6. They will remain slightly soft when taken out and harden within 10 mins on a cooling rack.
  7. Store in a airtight container once completely cooled and serve with milk.


20 comments:

  1. They sound yum though I am not able to recall seeing custard powder cookies on shelves in American stores. Have to check carefully next time in stores.

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  2. I like cookies and can't stop munching on them all day. I have seen so many custard powder cookies on the net but yet to bake. These cookies look yummy and even the pics are great.

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  3. Cookies with wholewheat turn out fine Kalyani, You can try the various oatmeal versions. But I too stay away from them, because I feel the work is a lot more for cookies.

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  4. Cookies look delicious kalynai!! my kiddos stopped eating cookies, so i don't bake them anymore, but seeing a lot of cookies this marathon, i m tempted all the more, wanting to bake atleast a small quantity for myself!! :)

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  5. bookmarking this!!! looks absolutely stunning... so many healthy stuff in here!!

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  6. They look wonderful and sound so good, love their texture and flavor.

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  7. Interesting cookie using custard powder. Great

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  8. Scrumptious they can, i can munch some anytime..

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  9. Cookies turned out great. Never used starches like custard powder in cookies. Interesting.

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  10. Crispy and crunchy looking cookies. Perfectly made Kalyani.

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  11. Love these cookies!! I am so going to bake them!!

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  12. Looks so yumm. Being whole wheat it is surely healthier than flour...

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  13. These look so crisp and crunchy Kal. I am going to try out all of your whole wheat bakes

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  14. Lovely cookies and love the color of them :)

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  15. These cookies sound so inviting to munch on..very nicely done Kalyani..

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  16. Nice cookies Kalyani.Even I think twice before I want to bake a cookie with lots of butter! This one looks and sounds delicious.Bookmarked...

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  17. i loved the recipe...this looks so much like goodday in texture..perfectly done

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  18. I know these cookies taste..Absolutely delicious with coconut crunchy..

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  19. I like that brown color cookies Kalyani, must be wonderful with that coconut flavor..

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  20. Amazingly delicious cookies Kal. I will make these but without the coconut in my place once my master baker of cookies comes back from her holidays.

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Cheers
Kalyani

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