Friday, October 26, 2012

Spiced Whole Wheat Yogurt Cookies

Now that I have been rambling on about my cookie baking craze, I thought I could also share the simple cakey cookie that I had tried recently. I had seen and made several cakes with yogurt but had never tried a yogurt cookie. I was curious to see how it will turn out and tried adapting this recipe here. I had added little spice to these sugar cookies and they turned out cakey with a springy/puffy centre. Actually I made a test first batch which looked more raw/coarser in texture. Then later I chilled the sticky dough and with the second batch the cookies looked more refined and gourmet but still springy/cakey. Cakey cookies will be having the springy centre, I suppose!. I had tried one cakey cookies with banana as well in the past. Anyway these one are quick to put together and easy to bake. You can make and bake them in less than 30 minutes as I did with the first batch , but I would definitely advise chilling the dough for atleast 2 hours for getting more refined looking cookies.

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Flour: 1 cup
Brown Sugar :6 tbsp
White granulated sugar: 6 tbsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Powdered Clove :1/4 tsp
Powdered Ginger: 1/8 tsp
Powdered Cinnamon: 1/4 tsp

Vanilla: 1/2 tsp
Yogurt: 1/2 cup Or Vanilla Yogurt: 1/2 cup 

Preparation:
Mix the dry ingredients together from flour to spices. Make a well and pour in the vanilla and yogurt. Mix well to get a sticky thick batter like dough. 

Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for atleast 1-2 hours or till 2 days.

Take out, it will still be sticky. Pinch pieces or tablespoonful of dough and place it in an ungreased but lined baking sheet . Slightly flatten it as well with your hands. Repeat the same till the dough is used up or baking sheet is filled. 

Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for about 10-12 minutes or more until you see the cookies turning brown at the edges and all puffed up. 




A simple treat which is easy to make and bake. Given above is the first batch and below is the more refined looking by slightly oily looking second batch.


But both were tasty and fine. And were immediately lapped up.
                                           

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