Ragi, Whole Wheat and Chocolate Butter Cookies

Atulit’s classmate loves my bakes and this one went out specially for her.

I have always been little skeptical, when i use ragi in my bakes. My expert baker friend Simran, recently did a baking show on TV and this cookie is inspired from there. Ragi and chocolate go perfectly with each other. This cookie tuned out super crunchy and yummy.

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Ragi, Whole Wheat and Chocolate Butter Cookies
Atulit's classmate loves my bakes and this one went out specially for her. I have always been little skeptical, when i use ragi in my bakes. My expert baker friend Simran, recently did a baking show on TV and this cookie is inspired from there. Ragi and chocolate go perfectly with each other. This c
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sift the ragi, whole wheat flour and cocoa powder together.
  2. In a large plate, mix the butter and sugar. Cream well until the mixture turns, light and fluffy.
  3. Add the sifted flour and bring together into a firm dough.
  4. If the dough feels dry add a few drops of milk to bring it together.
  5. Cut the cookies into desired shapes and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the shaped dough from the freezer and place the cookies on a greased and lined baking tray.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 150 degrees for 10-15 minutes [ or until the lower edges start to darken].
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer onto a cooling rack, after 10 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completely before storing in an air tight jar.
Recipe Notes

Notes-

Oven temperature and time may vary.

In case you are new to cookie baking , do check the post - Cookie basics [ Under kitchen stories and more]. It has step wise explanation with pictures and will help clear your doubts, if any.

You can  place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for half an hour, before using, in case you aren't in a hurry. I wanted to bake it immediately, and so put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Use milk only if the dough feels too dry or difficult to shape. Too much milk will effect the final texture of the cookie.

I made 50 small [2.5 cm diameter] cookies , using this recipe.

You can also use dark chocolate in place of cocoa powder. Add 2 tbsps of grated dark chocolate along with the flour while sifting, to replace the cocoa powder.

Cane sugar/ brown sugar and other healthier sweeteners can be used to substitute white sugar. That will take you one step closer to making them  'guilt free cookies'.

Happy Baking

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Neha says:

    Hi I followed the same recipe sexcept i replaced butter with ghee..but my cookie was crumbly it just did not set…what did I do wrong…was it the ghee

  2. Akila Subramanian says:

    melted ghee??

  3. Akila Subramanian says:

    Since ragi doesnt bind easily it is important that there is enough fat to bring it together. May be the quantity of ghee was less.

  4. Akila Subramanian says:

    Use solidified ghee of the same amount or slightly more.

  5. Vibhuti Goel says:

    Mine tasted aweful! 🙁

  6. Akila Subramanian says:

    Hi vibhuti

  7. Akila Subramanian says:

    Did you overbake and did they get burnt?

  8. Vibhuti Goel says:

    Hey Akila! Nopes, not overbake but rather undercooked.

  9. Akila Subramanian says:

    Vibhuti in that case you could just pop it back into the oven. Also you must allow the cookies to cool completely to set. The hot cookies will be soft and crumbly.

  10. Akila Subramanian says:

    Oven temperature and time may vary. Always see if the cookie edges start to change colour. That would mean the cookies are done. Then let them cool off completely before tasting. Please read up the cookie basics post under kitchen stories and more

  11. Vibhuti Goel says:

    I have re baked a couple of times at 150 Nd den at 160 for additional 20 Nd 10 mins respectively. But they are still soft and taste like unbaked even after cooling.

  12. Padma says:

    No BP or BS ?

  13. Akila Subramanian says:

    No Padma. no baking powder or soda needed. In fact cookies don’t need it at all really.

  14. Padma says:

    Yup. Tried this recipe out… Came out yumm…. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Lubna says:

    Can i use coconut oil instead of butter?

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