Dec 7, 2011

The 3C Cookie - Coconut, Cinnamon and Candied Orange Peel

It's holiday season all over the world and wedding season in India. Moral of the story- It's time to celebrate! While we don't really do much for Christmas other than start packing our bags to head out for the New Year parties, I wanted to make something 'Christmasy' for my friends in New York. The cookies are on their way as I write this and will be part of the festive season in NY. How I wish I was on my way instead.

In all my cookie making experiences, I have learnt that it is very important to have a good oven to make your cookie. I made these using as many organic ingredients as I could in the lovely shape of a star. It's not common to see cookies other than round or square here, so when I do other shapes it draws a lot of amusing stares. Cookies store so much more better than cakes and it's always fun to make your cookies yourself so you don't end up eating as much as the store bought hydrogenated ones.

This recipe yielded 40 cookies for me, but it depends on how thin you roll out your dough.

You need:

1 and 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cold pressed oil (any neutral oil)
1/2 plus 2 teaspoons cup organic cane sugar or a any sweetener of your choice
1 tbsp flax seed powder
1 tbsp water
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
6-7 candies orange peels chopped

Preheat the oven to 175C.

Mix the flax seed powder with the 1tbsp water and set aside.

Mix the rest of the dry ingredients and make a well in the center. The flax seed mix should have become a thick pulp by now. Add that and the rest of the wet ingredients to the mix. Knead and roll out the dough and cut it in any shape you wish. You could even just make them round using a small bowl to cut it out. Poke holes using a fork in every cookie.

Arrange in a tray and put it into a freezer for 5 minutes. Bake for 10-15 minutes till the edges are firm. Remove and let it cool completely for it to firm up.


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5 comments:

  1. those look goooood.. i love your fun shapes of things!:)

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  2. Hey rithika.. cool blog.. can you pls enable RSS feeds on this.. so that i can use google reader to access it.. One more suggestion, it will be great if you can make either background or font colour light, coz right now it becomes difficult to read from a distance. hope you dont mind this unwanted suggestion of mine!

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  3. these cook amazing! Is see you've used flaxseed powder as substitute for egg. Tell me something, does the taste of the dish change? I'm scared to use flaxseed!
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  4. Hi Kavi,
    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    Flaxseed doesn't affect the taste at all. It works like a charm instead of the eggs.

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