Ragi Cookies are healthy , gluten free cookies and can be enjoyed by toddlers and adults as well .
Ragi or finger millet or Nachini are all the same . They all speak the word health . The flour is full of calcium and is ideal for weight loss . It has a lot of fibre too .
Cookies with this flour would make a perfect munch for those in between hunger pangs , as they are light and crisp.They are perfect for kids lunch box or with your cup of tea.
I have another version of these cookies that I baked long back , in fact even these cookies were baked a while ago . They were baked for a friend’s grand son and sent to USA . I love to bake cookies but unfortunately none of us eat any kind of biscuits and cookies , so all the cookies are basically for gifts and I am glad my friends love these as gifts.
Check out this simple version of Ragi Cookies which are gluten free and healthy as well .These are my Day 6 post for Bakeathon. This week I juggled my drafts and we have Cookies and Biscuits as the theme.
1 cup ragi flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla flavour
1/2 cup butter ( room temperature )
2 tbsp milk
Chocolate chips for garnish
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C for 10 minutes .
Roast the ragi flour for a few minutes till the rawness from the flour goes .
Sieve the ragi flour baking powder and salt together .
Add brown sugar to the butter and mix well till the sugar has completely dissolved . You can powder the sugar like I did.
Add vanilla essence .
Start adding the sieved flour mixture and form into a dough adding milk little by little .
Put the dough in a bowl , cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes .
Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
After 20 minutes remove the dough from the refrigerator and make small balls .
Flatten these balls and arrange them on your prepared tray .
Garnish with chocolate or nuts and bake at 180 deg C till the cookies are brown at the bottom .
Remove the cookies , they would be soft .
Let them come to room temperature and they will turn crisp .