Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Choco Oats Cookies Recipe - Whole Wheat Chocolate Oats Cookies

Choco Oats Cookies Recipe
I was craving for chocolate cookies last weekend so made a batch of these choco oats cookies and I loved it so much.Me and chocolate cookies don't usually get along well, 2 times I hid back to show the choco cookies that I baked, once the cookie itself was a disaster and last time the chocolate shortbread that I baked came out so good but I was not satisfied with the pics that it didn't find a place here.After that I held back myself to bake chocolate cookies itself.

I hope you all know how crazy I go for hot chocolate, so in the search of the perfect hot chocolate recipe I also was in the search for a good quality coco powder.I have tried many brands that includes the one form the whole sale shops too....My recent buy is Weikfield Coco powder and am completely satisfied with it...But from the day I saw Hersheys in supermarkets , I had an eye and finally got it last week so I tried these cookies with it.If you ask me between the two brands which one is better I loved both but colorwise I love weikfield more as its more dense and dark, but Hersheys scored a bit more when it comes to flavour :) I am telling this as it might be useful for atleast few who are so choosy like me and still struggling to zero in a good quality cocoa powder :)

These cookies are made with oats and wheat flour, eggless with no butter no rising agents so you can munch them anytime without guilt and satisfy your sudden chocolate cravings, yes its so easy to make them.I adapted this recipe from my oats raisin cookies.These cookies are mild in sweet, made with the goodness of oats and wheat flour perfect for breakfast too with a cup of milk.

Choco Oats Cookies Recipe

Choco Oats Cookies Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:12 cookies
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Dry Mix:

Oats - 1/2 cup
Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
Coco powder - 1.5 tbsp

Wet Mix :

Demerara Sugar - 2 tbsp
Honey - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Cooking Oil - 3 tbsp
Milk - 2.5 tbsp

Method:

  1. Take oats,wheat flour and cocoa in a mixing bowl, whisk it well and Set aside.In another bowl take all the ingredients listed under ' Wet Mix 2' and whisk it well.How to make Choco Oats Cookies Recipe - Step1
  2. Now pour the wet mix to the oats mixture.Mix well and gather to form a nonsticky dough.Pinch small lemon sized ball and roll it smoothly.Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.
    How to make Choco Oats Cookies Recipe - Step2
  3. Flatten it to 1/4 inch thickness or  slightly thinner.Line butter paper / silver foil on the baking tray and arrange the cookies.Bake the cookies at 180 deg C for 10-12mins.
    How to make Choco Oats Cookies Recipe - Step3
Cool down and then store in airtight container.Serve warm with a glass of milk or as a tea time snack.

Choco Oats Cookies Recipe

My Notes:

  • If the dough doesn't hold together then sprinkle an extra tsp of milk.
  • If you want more crispy cookies bake for 15mins in total. I wanted chewy and crunchy cookies so baked for 10mins.
  • The cookies seem to be soft when take out of the oven, but don't be tempted to overbake.After cooling down it will become crunchy.
  • If you don't have demerara sugar use normal white sugar.You can even add the sugar as such or powder and add.I recommend adding it powdered as it doesn't get dissolved easily if added as such.
  • The timing depends on the cookie size and thickness.If you are making a slighter thicker cookie then it might take atleast 20mins to get baked fully, so adjust the timing accordingly.
  • I made slightly thin so it took me only 10mins. 
  • Last week when I baked another batch , I baked for 15mins it was a bit hard and crispy so I understand the more the time it will turn hard / crispy. The browning doesn't show off as the cookies are already brown in color, so you can check the backside and then confirm.
  • You can replace oil with butter too if you are making it for kids.
  • This is very mild in sweet as I wanted it for teatime snack, if you prefer sweeter cookies then add 3 tbsp sugar in total.
  • I used Hersheys cocoa powder and Quaker Oats.
  • I used olive oil, you can use any type of cooking oil.
Choco Oats Cookies Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

20 comments:

  1. Hello sharmi we don't want to put the dough in refrigerator?

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  2. Dear Sharmi,
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. This was my first baking attempt and it was a hit. My kids loved the cookie and made me make it thrice!!! They even loved the cookie batter and I just love the smell of my kitchen for hours after I have baked the cookies :)
    Thanks
    Vidhya

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  3. Any replacement for milk?? My daughter is allergic to dairy

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    1. You can use 1 tbsp butter and for binding add little water......

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  4. Thank you so much dear friend for the recipe, it turned out very well. I replaced the cocoa powder with bournvita.

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  5. Must say 1st baking attempt was successful.

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  6. Sharmi can we freeze this dough for later use?

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    1. Yes you can do that...cling wrap and freeze it.

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  7. hi.. can i know what have u lined ur otg tray with? is that aluminium foil at the bottom and a folded butter paper at the top? i tried baking cookies using the black tray that comes with morphy richards otg lined with greased butter paper ... but my cookies got burnt at the bottom and uncooked at the top.. kindly do share ur tray lining method

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    1. I have used silver foil, you can use butter paper too.....I usually use butter paper only but at times when I run out of stock I use silver foil...Keep in middle rack and bake it, may be try to reduce timing a little as each OTG is different

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  8. Nice recipe...demerara sugar mean brown sugar???

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  9. Can I add an egg to the recipe when making for kids? Can i add more oats to maintain consistency of dough?

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    1. Not really sure how this recipe will work with eggs...You can try and see

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  10. Can I use normal sugar instead of Demerara sugar? If yes, same quantity is fine?

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