Mar 7, 2011

Eggless Wholewheat Cookies - Baking for A Sweet Punch

Baking again for A Sweet Punch event. These cookies come from Manjula's Kitchen and is indeed a really easy and relatively healthy option to bake. And no questions about how tasty these turned out and even eating a few is hard. You've got to eat too many!

Let's talk hypothetical here. The best time to bake this will be when you and your friends are sitting around chatting. And you get up to make some tea or coffee because you are all really tired from the non stop banter. But then you look for a snack to serve along with tea and realize that yesterday when you went grocery shopping, you were almost buying some snacks but a really pretty red shoe on the next store window called you and you forgot all about the snack. And then it also happened that they had just one pair of the red shoes and it wasn't your size. Dejected, you just came back home. And now you're stuck with no snack. Light bulb. Eggless wholewheat cookies. Wait, you'll need stuff to make them. Checking on the recipe. Whole wheat, check. Sugar, check. Butter, always check. Almonds, thank God check. Cardamom, yes! check. Salt and milk, of course check. And it takes just the amount of time you spend to make a few cups of tea. Really. And at the end of it, you and your friends have a plate full of delicious cookies to snack on with tea. And you can follow that with the story of the red shoe and your dejection. That's totally up to you. 

And all of that was hypothetical. I made these after dinner at home just for us. And it was a perfect little dessert. 

The link above has the detailed recipe. You can mix up the almonds in here with other nuts or even add some dried fruits like apricots or raisins to the batter.

Start with 1 cup of whole wheat flour. 

Add 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar to the flour.

Throw in 1/4 tsp of salt in there.

And then add 1/4 cup of sliced almonds.

And for a tremendous flavor, add 1/2 tsp of fresh cardamom powder. The flavor that this brings is just unbelievable. I recently was also talking to a friend of mine who's American and she was going gaga over how she found Cardamom and loved the smell and flavor of it. I'm sure she would love these cookies!

Add 1/2 cup - 1 stick of unsalted butter. But this butter needs to be softened. The best way to do it is just keep the butter out a few hours before you start baking.

Using fingertips, just blend the butter and the flour mix till you start getting a crumbly texture.

Once all the flour and butter are mixed together well, start kneading a little bit until the dough start forming a ball.

Like this.

Take small portions, make small balls and flatten them and arrange on a baking tray. And yes, please pre heat that oven to 360F

Top the little dough balls with some sliced almonds if you'd prefer.

Bake in the pre heated oven for about 15-18 mins. I took out the tray at about 15 mins when they seemed done.

Lookin good. Can't wait to eat yet. I actually expected them to flatten out a little bit - but they just held on to the shape. I'm not complaining though. Once you take a bite, how does shape matter!

And yes, by the time I came to this picture - I've already eaten a couple! And they taste great!

Serve em up warm or store to eat later. Either way, they won't last long - they'll all be eaten before you know it.

I can't stop taking pictures. 

This one is for the sweet punch team! Thanks gals for a nice recipe!

This one is for all you girl pals out there. Grab some please. 

And now about those red shoes..

Enjoy. Peace out!


  1. Thanks for sharing this super-cute yummy delicacies with us... Awesome..

  2. Looks super Anu.. particular love that Bottle written as Sweet Punch.. Love a lot Anu.

  3. Lovely recipe. Healthy and yummy :) I like the bottle pic the best :)

  4. Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect n yumm!!

  5. Wow..Superb anupama..I did a similar post jus now...your new layout and space is rocking..

  6. We enjoyed these cookies too! Love that cookie jar Anu. Heard Nags is visiting LA and staying at your place. What plans do you have?

  7. Yummy cookies..Nice presentation.. Bookmarked:-)

  8. Loved your presentation.Cookies look perfect.

  9. Cookies look temptingly delicious.You have made them perfectly.

  10. Love that cookie jar, scrumptious cookies..

  11. all sorts of thoughts were going through my head when i was scrolling down your pics but i dont remember any of them after seeing that glass bowl with the chalk area! I LOVE IT. lets go to the store where you bought it, please?

  12. Perfect cookies...I too love the bottle,luks very nice.

  13. Perfect perfect cookies and loved ur write-up thoroughly. Clicks are too good.

  14. I like the almond slices topped on them :)..and of course the bottle pic :)..
    Great going with the step by step pics, girl! :)

  15. Ah..pass me that jar please and then we can talk..hehe.Lovely cookies Anu,perfect with those cute slivers of Almond on top..thanks for baking with us!!

  16. Nice cookies and very cute presentation, Anu...

  17. They have come out perfect Anu, love the presentation and pictures :)

  18. Wow Anu,

    Lovely clicks and a super easy recipe where you used your fingers and NOT the dough hook or the paddle hook!!! Lovely glass jar on ur kitchen countertop with teh chalked portion! Lovely round button cookies....and lovely checkerboarded plate!!! YUM! A cup of steaming hot chai and my evening is made!


  19. sterday i made this. mine is flaten out more. but it taste gud. thanks for a gud recipe.

  20. delicious cookies!! love to grab some...

  21. I.Want.That.Jar.
    And while you're at it, I dont mind it being filled up to the brim with these scrummy cookies too ;)

    You're the sweetest punch-er :)

  22. beautiful cookies..neatly done


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