Nowadays my family is avoiding cookies. Whether it is homemade or store-bought. They are becoming more health-conscious these days 😀. My little one even calculating the calorie per cookie generally I made, and showing to me! He said, “don’t make them, otherwise I can’t resist to have them and taking more calories”!
This compelled me to bake some cookies which are delicious as well as light to have. So baked these cookies with oats flour and orange juice as these days vitamin C intake is very essential. I substituted eggs with yoghurt and added less butter. To compensate I added little olive oil. But I used some all-purpose flour, as I was doubtful about the texture of cookies if I use only oats flour. However, the cookies came out delicious and my family had them happily. They came out little soft with the full flavour of fresh orange.
- Preparation time: 20 min
- Baking time: 25 min
- Serves: 16 cookies
- 1 cup rolled Oats
- 1+1/2 cup All purpose flour
- 3/4th cup powdered Sugar
- 1/4th cup(50g) soften unsalted Butter
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 3/4th cup Yoghurt
- 1 fresh Orange (juice)
- 1 +1/2 teaspoon Orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
- 1 pinch Salt
- 2 tablespoon Milk
- 1/4th teaspoon Orange zest
- 1 teaspoon granulated Sugar
In a big mixing bowl,add in powdered sugar and soft butter.
Beat with an electrical hand beater or with a fork.
Also add in olive oil and beat until fluffy.
Beat yoghurt separately and add in to the mixture.Also add in vanilla essence & mix.
Squeeze a fresh orange to take out juice and add to the mixture.
Also add in freshly grated 1 teaspoon orange zest.
Grind 1 cup of rolled oats to powder.Add in to the cookie mixture. Also add-in baking powder and 1 cup of all purpose flour.
Mix everything well to form a soft dough. If the mixture is too runny, add in more all purpose flour in batches until you end up with a soft cookie dough. I used total 1+1/2 cup of maida or flour.
Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes so that the dough gets little firm to handle.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Take out the cookie dough from the refrigerator, take small lime size portion of the dough and roll between your palm to make ball.
Place the cookie ball to the lined baking tray.
Similarly make all the balls and place them to the tray. Be sure that there remains about 2 inch gap between each ball as they will expand while baking.
Take 2 tablespoon of milk with some orange zest.
Brush each cookie ball with the milk mixture.
Sprinkle some granulated sugar to each ball.
Preheat oven to 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes or until the sides of the cookies become light golden brown.
Take out from oven and keep side to cool down.
Delicious and healthy eggless Oats-Orange cookies are ready now to enjoy.
See how light they are from inside!
You can substitute Orange with nuts or dry fruits. If you are using dry fruits, instead of fruit juice you can add little milk to adjust the consistency of the dough.