Thursday, 5 September 2013

Nutella cookies

Nutella Cookies
What a day it has been!! I have barely slept in several nights, thanks to the kids becoming poorly one after another. Not to mention that has not left me with my usual energy levels, however, when special days come around, one just has to find the energy from somewhere. So what was special about today, it was my kid’s first day at school! I wanted to make something that he would like to have as an after school snack and thought a chocolate cookie is unlikely to go wrong. I wanted it to be reasonably unhealthy as well and not pure indulgence so I added millet flour and wholewheat flour. I tried dusting the cookies with icing sugar before baking them hoping it will have a nice white appearance when baked but it did not turn out as expected as it melted in the oven. However, it did give an interesting texture and taste and was not all too wrong afterall. You may want to try it or skip that bit.

4 tablespoon nutella
80 gram i.e. 1/3 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup wholewheat flour
½ cup ragi flour (if you do not have any, you could use any other millet flour or more wholewheat flour)
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon soda bicarbonate
1 tablespoon milk, if needed
2 tablespoon icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degC. Line the baking tray with greaseproof sheet
Cream together the butter, nutella and sugar

Sift the flours with the soda bicarb and baking powder. I also added a tablespoon of coco powder to make it more chocolatey. Mix to form a soft dough, add a bit of milk if needed. When you pinch a ball and roll, it should just about hold comfortably

Pinch small lime sized balls and flatten with your hand by pressing down. Dust the cookie in icing sugar and line on the tray with atleast an inch between each other

Bake for about 8-9 minutes. Be careful as i is hard to determine if the cookies have browned as the chocolate is already brown. I usually go with the smell. By eight minutes, it is aromatic, utmost a minute more would usually be enough.
Leave on the tray outside for about ten minutes as they will be very soft. Then cool completely in a cooling rack


  1. interesting and healthy cookies dear !!

  2. we loved the use of ragi in these cookies....deliciously healthy concept,thanks for sharing :-)