I should probably call these cookies ‘the forgotten ones’! For, I had really forgotten to post about them. These cookies were baked in a hurry to make use of the leftover butter before we went to India. Most of you who are regular readers of this blog know by now that I rarely use butter in my bakes. But,this is not to say that we do not have butter at all, for, of course, we do. It’s just that I do not use it too much, especially in the large amounts of baking that I usually do.
But these cookies were an exception and we enjoyed these rather crumbly cookies that had the bite from the cornmeal and the sweetness of craisins. Not to mention the goodness of oat flakes and whole wheat flour.
They are very easy to make and I’m sure you’ll love the taste too. Here’s how I made them -
7 tblsps of whole wheatf lour (atta)
3/4 C of oat flakes
5 tblsp of cornmeal
6 tblsp of dark muscovado sugar ( or other dark brown sugar)
6-7 tblsps of softened butter
2 handfuls of craisins ( or dried cranberries)
a little granulated sugar for sprinkling (optional)
- Mix together the flour, oats, cornmeal and sugar. Rub the mixture with the fingertips to remove any lumps in the sugar.
- Mix in the cranberries.
- Add the butter and mix till everything comes together in a ball.
- Shape the ball into a sausage and flatten the top ( about 12 inches long and 3inches wide)
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours.
- Pre heat the oven at 180 degC and line a baking tray with foil.
- Unwrap the chilled dough and with a sharp knife, cut into triangles.
- Arrange the triangles on the baking tray allowing enough room around them to spread.
- Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 15-17 minutes or till the tops are golden. The cookies will be a bit soft at this stage. So the sides can be trimmed with a sharp knife if you want to. While still hot, also sprinkle the sugar on top, if using any.
- Cool the cookies in the tray for a couple of minutes and transfer to a rack to cool completely. They will harden on cooling.
Go easy on these cookies, for they can really make you want to grab a few more!