Monday, March 7, 2011


Eggless Wholewheat Almond Cookies
This cookie has been baked over and over in my kitchen for the last 4 months. It's gone places along with me for the last 4 months.It's first trip was to California and now to our friends houses in Minneapolis.It's such an easy recipe with beautiful crunchy results! I remember posting a picture of it on Facebook, but never got to posting it here. Time and month's flew by and when it was time for me to select a 'Cookie' for 'A Sweet Punch' bake for February, I chose these simple Indian cookies.
Eggless Wholewheat Almond Cookies

Are you longing to get a taste of your local bakery cookies? Are you longing to have a bite of 'those' crunchy cookies your mom made when you got back from school? Or simply want to have something with a nutty crunch in it? Then these cookies can do wonders for you! I tried them simply for a change and not for wanting any of those things I mentioned above but I got all those things I mentioned above when I ate them :)

When we went to California, I met a blogger friend of mine.Magpie of Magpie's Recipes. I gave her a packet of these cookies and she loved it. Infact she has been asking me for this recipe ever since and I've never shared it with her! How mean?! ;-) The truth is,I've had plans of posting it on my blog but it never happened until today. I hope she gets to see this now :)

Eggless Wholewheat Almond cookiesEGGLESS WHOLEWHEAT ALMOND COOKIES
Recipe source: Manjula's Kitchen

1 c Wholewheat flour
1/2 c granulated sugar (If you are living in India, please use powdered sugar.Take about less than 1/2 cup regular sugar and powder it.)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1/4 c chopped/slivered almonds
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
About 2 tbsp milk or as needed (you may not need this at all)

Pre-heat the oven to 360F and position the rack in the centre.

In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
Add the soft butter to the dry ingredients and mix with your fingertips.
If can form a soft dough, avoid adding the milk, if not add milk and form a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 24.Form them into smooth balls.
Flatten them slightly and place them on an ungreased cookie/baking tray.
Bake for 18 mins or until they are lightly golden brown in colour.
Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely, by then the cookies will firm up.
Store in airtight containers.

Verdict: If I make the same cookies over and over again and then bring it to a group of food bloggers to try, then this recipe has to be excellent! :) Try it for yourself and see!!
Eggless Wholewheat Almond Cookies

If you would like to bake with us, please send an e-mail to asweetpunch AT gmail DOT com

Announcement: A big thanks to all who participated in the Kerala Kitchen last month. We have created a new home for the event, so the round up will be posted there. This month,along with the event, we are bringing you a challenge, to make my 12-layered Chatti Pathiri :)
If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to submit your entry, please send it to magpiemails AT gmail DOT com.
We look forward to hearing from you, real soon!


divya said...

Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect n yumm!!

Unknown said...

Love the clicks with the magazine!

KrithisKitchen said...

Absolutely crunchy and decadent..


Justbeanme said...

The pictures already speaks it outloud.Simple recipe still so tasty.... can only imagine...!!!

Anonymous said...

it sure looks something not to miss ! and I like these kind of cookies, tiny, handy , keep popping them all the time :)

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful clicks,scrumptious cookies..

amna said...

hahaha you are right! they do look like "oramma petta pole" when compared to mine :D

Prema said...

Beautiful cookies...luks delicious.

Rose /Magpie said...

Have been waiting for these beauties ever since I finished off the ones you gave me ( after fighting off my hubby)I can testify that they are definitely fantastic- better than bakery ones!
I'm making them right now!

Unknown said...

Looks very tempting and beautiful clicks

Bharathy said...

Lovely presentation, Ria :)

Ria, I should say this is the only baked goodie I have guts to share with my MIL who is a strong vegetarian..(i feel she would love the cardamom flavour along with the crunchy almonds) :)

As I said I will be baking this frequently!

Divya Kudua said...

Yum..they look so cute..thanks for choosing such a great recipe!!

Seema said...

Hey Ria,

Thanks for choosing these simple to make yet extremely delicious cookies. Needless to say, wonderful clicks! Planning to try my hand at Chatti Pathiri, although it's totally new to me. Saw it for the first time in your blog. Will bug you in FB with questions to get that push to go ahead!


Anonymous said...

The clicks are awesome..!so are the cookies..!! This would be now my regular home made cookie too for the snack time in school..

Vaishali Sharma said...

Love the cookies Ria! Beautiful captures too.I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Please visit and collect :)

Raksha said...

Wonderful, will try today

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..Awesome click on cookies..And the recipe is really great and simple one...Thank u for baking with us ;)

Unknown said...

Wow, they have come out so well, simply perfect !!!

Unknown said...

LOve ur clicks Ria..they really look yummy!

Archana said...

These cookies I have tried and earned me my husbands comment,"where did you buy them?"
Can be quite insulting but knowing all my experiments he is justified.


Archana said...

Sorry my first time here and glad to follow you.

Snow Queen said...

My Almond cookies r out...fresh from oven...n I'm munching on them even b4 they r solid ;) ..Simple recipe....n healthy too :)

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