Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Wholewheat Fruit & Nut Cookies
Ilove cookies and I'm just looking for an excuse to bake a batch of 'em.The Food Blogger Bake Sale gave me a reason to bake to my heart's content and I took these cookies along with my Indian Curried  Puffs & Lamingtons. I saw this recipe on Swapna's wonderful blog and I knew I would be making it as soon as possible since she called it 'healthy' cookies!
I cannot tell you how good these cookies are, you will absolutely love it as they are tasty,chewy (in a good way) and butter-less! I made 4 batches in less than a week's time and they disappeared as soon as they were baked and hopefully they don't make an appearance on my waist! ;-)
The bake sale was so much fun! I got to meet many talented food bloggers that I haven't met before at other events and the highlight was meeting Amanda of I Am Baker. She is so wonderful and talented! Kate is a great organiser and she chose the perfect venue which was Kitchen in the Market. (It'sAmanda & Stephanie in the picture above, Kate in the picture below)
Now back to the cookies...the original recipe calls for a portion of flax seeds which makes it healthy but I didn't have any of it, so I substituted it with oatmeal and also used cashews & raisins ! These cookies are so so good,go bake a batch of 'em and fall in love with it!

Wholewheat Fruit & Nut CookiesWHOLEWHEAT FRUIT & NUT COOKIES
Recipe source: Eat Good 4 Life

3/4 c wholewheat flour (I used Ashirvad Atta)
3/4 c oatmeal (I used Quaker oats)
1 c dry fruits (I used cashewnuts & raisins)
1/2 c chocolate chips
1tsp baking soda
1 egg
2/3 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c canola/vegetable oil
1 tsp Vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350F/180C and line your cookie sheet with baking parchemnt.
Whisk together eggs,sugar,oil and vanilla in another bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix it in with a rubber spatula.
Drop level tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 mins.
Cool on the tin for 2 mins and then on the wire rack till cooled completely.
Store in an airtight tin.

Verdict: Absolutely delicious! Jobin is not a cookie person but he said these cookies were 'Incredible'! I am addicted to it and I am sure this cookie is going to be a regular in our home,whenever the cookie craving hits me! It's so simple to make! I guess I'm starting to fall for wholewheat products,they are a lot more healthier than refined flour.


Amanda said...

Thanks for the recipe!! Everything you made was so delicious looking. And it was truly wonderful meeting you... you are just beautiful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies sound and look really good! A great event.



KrithisKitchen said...

Lovely and delicious cookies.. you got me on butterless!

Crystal said...

Great recap of the event! I wish I could have stopped by to see all of the creations (and my friends too).

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

Awesome Ria! I am sure we will love this too,thanks so much for sending them! Can't wait for the mail man to bring them to me soon :) I am a wwf fanatic and this will be another gem to my collection after your whole wheat nankhatais!

amna said...

i usually don't like oats in cookies but your description makes me want to try it, especially since i also have a small bag of flax seed meal waiting to get used up.

Unknown said...

cookies does sounds so delicious..

Anu Menon said...

Ohh.. these sound so good... (R)oomie's been asking me for some healthy eggless cookies with chocolate chips ofcourse :) let me see how i can use your recipe and make it eggless :D

This was my first time at the LA bake sale and though i managed a few clicks, i misplaced my cam's connecting wire :(

Divya Kudua said...

Bake sale--you lucky gal!!I am so J you got to meet Amanda,she's one of my favorite blogger!!Cookies look so pretty,haven't experimented with Flaxseed much.

I would reply to your mail in a while.After a week of no internet,my inbox is flooded.Going through it all one by one!!

Shylaja said...

Delicious cookie without butter
South Indian Recipes

mitha said...

Hi Ria
cookies and whole wheat. very healthy
loved those clicks .

Suparna said...

beautiful! bookmarked :P

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks yumm..Ria. Just baked a batch of Peanut cookies..ur mom's recipe :) I just love it..Will try this too..

Anonymous said...

I have very recently started baking cookies and it's fun for sure. My first batch went straight to the bin.. my second and third batch which i made after a month or so was gobbled up by my cookies monster aka the hubby :) and the last batch went straight to the bin again :(
No matter my cookies taste good or bad .. it never ever looks nice !! I love how crispy and perfect yours look :)

Swapna said...

Thanks for trying Ria and I am glad you liked the cookies:)....

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious guilt free cookies, would love to munch some anytime..

Sunanda said...

The cookies look grabworthy..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Finla said...

Delicious looking cookies and looks like you had a fab time at the bake sale.

Unknown said...

Oats in cookies is my fav combination...looks healthy n yummy

Renu said...

Hi Ria,
I came across your blog yesterday and found it very interesting, and today evening I was thinking of baking some cookies using oatmeals for my daughter's bday party and saw your whole wheat cookies, just the recipe I was looking for.. guess what? I tried it after work and the whole batch disappeared in 2 minutes even before it would cool(the aroma attracted my neighbors kids). Will make it again tomorrow. The recipe is easier than any cookies I have baked so far. I am your 400th google follower and hope to try out more of your recipes.

Free Bird said...

I do want to try these for sure...pls tell if these can be done without eggs!!

Free Bird said...

can these be done without eggs...

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you so so much everybody!

Renu- Thanks for trying and being the 400th follower :D So glad you liked it!

Free Bird- I haven't tried it,so not sure :-/ But if you do try it, let me know :)

Shilpa said...

Hi Ria,

In all your recipes when you mention 1 cup of flour, how many grams is it?


m said...

Hi Ria, Am a regular follower of your blog and just love your recipes..
Wanted to know if there is a substitute for brown sugar.please do let me know..thanks!!

Ria Mathew said...

Shilpa, I use the standard cups for measuring my ingredients. One cup is approximately 120 g All Purpose Flour/Maida.

Maya,you can substitute it with white sugar or you can used grated jaggery. If you are using white sugar the cookies will have a different colour, a more whitish look than brown.

Unknown said...

Hi Ria,

I am a regular follower of ur blog nd yeah njaanum oru Kannur kaariya ketto ;) I hav tried many of your recipes nd all of them cameout awesome. Just tried the cookies nd it was yummmm... Thanks a lot for the recipe. A lot of my friends also follows your blog. We keep saying "Ria nd Maria illarunnengil njangalde gathi enthayene" lol. We really mean it. Thanks again nd keep up the good work :)

Salna Vinod.

Ria Mathew said...

Thanks Salna :-)

Athena said...

These cookies are the best whole wheat cookies ever. You would never know the difference. Had to bake a second batch on popular demand by my family. Thanks Ria.

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