Ragi Almond Cookies | Finger Millet Cookies | Gluten free cookies

I love experimenting in the kitchen and when it comes to a healthy or guilt-free baking I am game. Of course if I say baking is healthy hmm no, I wish I could. But at times we can substitute it with healthy ingredients that make is less sinful. If you had seen my earlier post on Ragi Malt (Finger Millet Porridge) I told you I was experimenting with Ragi (Finger Millet) and since I did try a porridge out of it I wanted to explore possibilities and hence this recipe was born. To my amazement this is my first ever cookie recipe where I tried it on my own and it turned out so good, I mean on the first go. Although I really loved it I had a bit of a doubt if my husband would even try it... to my amazement he actually loved it. So before I could even blog about this recipe I made another set of cookies and as I happily enjoy them will share the recipe with all of you ;-)

These Ragi cookies are very light and have a soft crunchy texture, the almond meal in the cookies give a lovely texture. I tried to combine 2 great and healthy ingredients in this cookie without any wheat or plain flour. They are so simple and easy to put together that you will have a fantastic cookie in less than 20 mins time, isn't that great??? try and let me know what you think


Recipe Source ~ Own
Prep & bake time ~ 20 mins
Makes ~ 12 medium cookies

Ingredients

Ragi Flour (Finger Millet) - 1/2 cup
Almond meal - 1/2 cup (store bought * check notes)
Dark brown sugar - 1/2 cup (you can use any kind of sugar)
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter melted - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Few nuts - to top (optional)

Method
  • In a non stick pan over medium heat dry roast the ragi flour, this is an essential process and takes away the raw smell of ragi so make sure you do it. Dry roast for 2 minutes and set aside
  • In a bowl add the brown sugar, almond meal, baking powder, vanilla extract and ragi flour mix all together such that the baking powder is even.
  • Add melted butter to the dry ingredients and combine until you are able to shape them into balls
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190 C for 10 mins, line a baking tray with parchment and start rolling the cookies into 1 tbsp size balls giving space between, place them on the prepared tray until you finish rolling out all.
  • Now decorate on top with cashew and flatten them little.
  • Bake in center of pre-heated oven for 12-15 mins. Once done cool them on a wire rack and enjoy
Enjoy with a cup of coffee and save the rest air-tight for a week in room temperature.
Cooks Wisdom

- You can replace dark brown sugar to white/ light brown sugar, these are perfect in sweetness
- Make sure that the ragi flour is dry roasted before doing the cookies
- You can melt butter in a microwave for 20 secs and go ahead with the preparation if you are in a hurry
- You can also add almond extract instead of vanilla or use cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp to spice it up
- If you find the mixture to wet to roll just add 1/2 tsp of wheat flour/ plain flour

44 comments:

  1. yummy and healthy cookies:)nice clicks:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. i guessed it correctly ........... love the cashew on the cookie............

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh wow..Healthy cookies... Sooper crunchy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. love the cookies.. anything with Ragi will do for me

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely and healthy cookies.........

    ReplyDelete
  6. Prita...! you are rocking. That is one awesome cookie.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have never tried ragi, but seeing how gorgeous your cookies turned out, I am curious now. I dont even know how Ragi looks like!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jehanne its healthy and full of fiber, so much of goodness. You must try to explore this flour :-)

      Delete
  8. Lip smacking & super delicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks very crispy and tasty Priya. I know how cookies taste if we add almond meal. BTW, if you add butter, guess it wont be a vegan cookie :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. loved the fact that you have not used any plain flour for these. i too make ragi cookies, but mine are with little plain flour and refined sugar. will try this soon priya.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do try it Swasthi, you would really love it :)

      Delete
  11. Looks so cute...healthy cookies!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. A healthy and cute Cookies Priya... Nice texture too.. want to try someday.

    ReplyDelete
  13. love the cookies...superb try...u made it perfect dear...

    ReplyDelete

  14. Delicious in taste and in appearance.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Perfect healthy snack .Lovely clicks

    ReplyDelete
  16. wah what an healthy recipe. Looks so perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  17. that looks healthy n nice cliks

    ReplyDelete
  18. Healthy and crunchy cookies dear

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the cookies. Healthy too...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Super crispy cookies and healthy version sis..Nice clicks too :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. nice crispy cookies..good idea of adding ragi dear:)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Those cookies look so yummy! A delicious snack for kids.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Crispy and yummy cookies,so adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks like peanut cookies....should try this.....awesome,i love ragi....

    ReplyDelete
  25. Delicious crispy cookies, sure it is on crispy side.

    ReplyDelete
  26. healthy yummy cookies...

    ReplyDelete
  27. healthy and yummy cookies..

    ReplyDelete
  28. Healthy and delicious cookies.. A guilt free snack.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely little beauties and loved your clicks.

    ReplyDelete
  30. lovely cookies..i would like to try it...

    ReplyDelete
  31. Priya..this is a 5 star recipe for sure! I saw this in facebook and right away bookmarked it! Cant wait to make this tomo..:-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Just the recipe I was looking for. I give my 14 month old daughter ragi porridge every morning but now she is getting fussy about it. I even give her almond meal rolled in ghee. I needed some healthy ragi cookies to give her between meals especially when we are outside. I've got sprouted ragi flour and will try this recipe today.Thank you for sharing.
    Daisy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Daisy do give it a try

      Delete
  33. Hi Priya, I tried out this recipe as per the same measurements given above and the biscuits turned out great. I wanted to make a bigger batch so i proportionately increased all the ings 5 times including the baking powder. This time they have turned out extremely soft even when fully cooked and not as crunchy as last time. Also i pre made the dough and refrigerated it overnight. Please let me know what could have gone wrong this time. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Esha may be the refregiration was the issue. Try making a fresh batch and see. So happy you love these cookies. Thanks for writing to me and really sorry about my late reply.

      Delete
  34. Priya, i tried these today, made a small batch as mentioned above and they turned out great dear. Thanks a lot for this recipe.this is one of the wonderful combos. hugs. planning to make them again tommo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Swasthi thank you so much so happy that you love these cookies they are my favourite too. Enjoy ;-) hugsss

      Delete
  35. Oh my god! what a lovely cookies.
    I guess you are a ragi fan, you have a lovely collection.
    i will try one of these...

    ReplyDelete
  36. Can We do it pressure cooker? i don hav oven.. :-(

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed my recipes :-) In case you have tried any of the recipes featured here, do let me know in the comment section. For any other queries email me - cooklikepriya(at)gmail.com

Love,
Priya Ranjit

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...