Oatmeal Spice Cookies


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Another cookie post.
Another jaggery post.
I’m becoming a jaggery advocate.
We have had zero internet connectivity in Jharkhand since the
last eight days. How this works now…magic!
Each day is a dull ,stressful day…ever try ensuring a 12
year old revises his lessons for his midterm exams when he would rather be
wrestling imaginary humongausaurs….yes…the WWE bug has hit sweet child.
So there are tackles and jumps waiting at each corner of the
house, and you suddenly realise that adrenaline will make a 12 year old tackle
a fully grown man!
Boys and their toys…obsessions have a very short shelf
life in a boys mind!
I dread to see what the next wave of obsessions brings in.
The cookies with the mandatory milk…
And to add to my woes…the rain just does not seem to stop.
The morning dawns with the promise of sunshine…and then by
mid afternoon…you begin to hear the rumble of the clouds again. It’s almost
like the sky is hungry, and its waiting for its next meal. It’s that time of
the day again, when one wants to get out of the house, but the promise of a few
showers is enough to send us scurrying back into our dens again.
Disgusting!
And to top it all…no internet connectivity!
So, I post on word instead of the blogger template.
Hope and faith …totally central to my life here in Ranchi.
And a woebegone doggie!!!
Fortunate the power outages have spared us…so we bake.
Referring to my Better Homes and Gardens magazine
archives…Oatmeal Spice cookies, with a twist. No brown sugar, but jaggery. A
cup of pumpkin pie spice coffee latte and these spiced cookies.
Next time I am adding some of the pumpkin pie spice  to the cookies too. The taste of the jaggery
makes the cookies warm and mellow…and the cloves and the cinnamon powder adds
to the taste and the aroma. I used my jugaad cookie sheets
because these cookies were quick and I baked them 2 sheets at a time. Soft when
they came out, the firmed up on cooling…I wont call them chocolatey,
wholesome is more like it. And filling and satisfying.
Simple…I’m buying a wooden spoon for my cookie dough from Delhi…
That small impending tryst with Delhi’s heat and pollution
and hustle and bustle is what is keeping my sanity.
You in the meanwhile, can bake a batch of these cookies. The
book said 48 cookies, I got 42. Maybe mine were bigger…
For the

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies-with Jaggery/Gur ki Shakker…
You need
¾ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp cloves powder
2 eggs
1 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda bicarbonate
2 cups quick cooking oats-I used Saffola Oats
Start with the oven at 190C/375F.
Cream the butter…I had only 1/2 cup Amul butter so I used homemade
white butter.
Worker really well, looked so pure and virginal white and I
went and spoiled its whiteness by adding jaggery/gur ki shakker. You can do the
same by adding brown sugar. And the plain boring granulated sugar for the
crunch.
Whisk them all well together and add the spices.
Crack in the eggs, one at a time, and whisk all together.
Now is the time to abandon the whisk and adopt the spoon.
Reminder -On my agenda, wooden spoons from Delhi!
Now the flour and the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
in…No I did not sift them…
And now the rolled oats…2 cups full.
It may seem to be too much, but trust me…they are all
needed.
Now cookie sheets and baking tray out. I used a spoonful at
a time…and placed them on the tray.
Lightly pressing them to make them flat.
And in to the oven.
Each tray took 11 minutes; I did take them out and shift
their places…
Out, one minute later, carefully lifted off from the tray
with a steel spatula and onto the wire rack.
Nice and firm and earthy and healthy!!!
Yummy ,yum,yum!
With a cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee latte …they were
absolutely yummier.
I’ve made them once again…the second time I added ½ tsp of
salt and decreased the granulated sugar to ¼ cup.
And can only tell you this…I will be making these
wholesome , healthy , packed with nutrients and fibre cookies again and again
and again and again…
So what are you baking today???
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One comment

  1. Anita Duggal says:

    Your blog is very informative and gracefully
    your guideline is very good.Thank you.

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