I haven’t baked for a while now and people who love to bake will vouch for the fact that they get baking pangs when separated from their oven at long periods of time. I get them occasionally too when I am apart from my oven and baking tools.
So while I was tottering about the house doing my usual chores images of cakes and cookies kept flashing my mind disrupting my day. Now I don't have much of a sweet tooth, even if I may bake, I will resist from eating the sinful goodies a lot. I desperately wanted to bake something so I could just have my house smell of cake or any other baked goodie.
I did not have a lot of time at hand so the easiest way to gratify myself was by baking cookies. Cookies are so easy to bake and even though I am not really big on eating them I will bake the occasional cookie for my cookie monster husband. But since we were on a health kick he had not eaten cookies in a few months now and I felt it was the right time for us to get the Cookie back in the house.
So I made “Honey & Oats cookies” that has even me asking for seconds. The cookie is deliciously chewy and soft, melting in my mouth in the first bite. Because I still wanted to have some semblance of being healthy I substituted the Brown sugar with Coconut Sugar which I use very often now giving the Cookie hints of Caramel along with the deliciousness that a soft Cookie usually has.
Here is the very simple recipe that you would love.
Cooking time (12 – 15 minutes)
Butter 150 Gms
Coconut Sugar 240 Gms (You can substitute it with Brown Sugar)
Honey 15 Gms
1 Egg (around 60 Gm)
Plain flour (120 Gms)
½ tsp Baking powder
Oats 150 Gms
1) Cream the Butter with Sugar and Honey.
2) Add the Egg and beat the mixture a little. Now add the Flour, Baking powder and Oats mixing well.
3) Refrigerate the mixture and let it cool for atleast 30 minutes.
4) Preheat your oven at 180 degrees C. On a baking tray lay down a baking paper and then using an Ice cream scoop place single dollops of the Cookie mixture keeping some space in between each cookie as they will expand while they bake.
5) Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, cool before dipping them in some Milk or Tea and enjoy them.