Ragi, Bajra and Wholewheat Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Spice

#Entry Number 1 for Ovenderful Anniversary Contest October 2015#

Hope you all had a great weekend! With the long weekend, I’m sure many of you were out on a holiday with family and friends. We just got back after a great time with family. Being with family is always such a good feeling, so much happiness, much laughter, loads of cuddles and absolute joy. I also baked some delicious gooey and fudgy brownies along with my niece; seeing my family’s face light up with happiness and enjoying the brownies gave me immense joy. Sheer Bliss!

Today’s recipe is super simple and super super easy! And guess what, they are HEALTHY too!

Pumpkin Pies are a popular dish and what makes it so sumptuous is the flavor from the warm spices. What if you have a smashing cookie that smells and tastes exactly like freshly baked pumpkin pie minus the pumpkin?! Yes this recipe is exactly that 🙂

It smells like Christmas at home! These cookies smell and taste exactly like Christmas!!!! Post baking the house was welcoming, tranquil and warming, filling the air with the perfume of sugar and spice.

Christmas cookies come in so many varieties and we love our cookies so much here. And mine are totally healthy. Filled with the goodness of alternate flours like Ragi and Bajra, these are perfect as Christmas gifts/giveaways, (of course you can give these away at any festival/occasion!) or simply treating ourselves to a moment of tranquility. And cookies fit every occasion so perfectly.

Traditional Shortbread Cookies are yummy but these gorgeous Ragi and Bajra Shortbread Cookies taste divine! One of the reasons they are so delicious is because of the warming medley of spices. The aromas of cinnamon, cloves and ginger make these precious little gems super tasty.

Do try this cookie I created which carries more thought and care and spiced with lots and lots of love.

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Ragi, Bajra and Wholewheat Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Spice
Hope you all had a great weekend! With the long weekend, I'm sure many of you were out on a holiday with family and friends. We just got back after a great time with family. Being with family is always such a good feeling, so much happiness, much laughter, loads of cuddles and sheer joy. I also bake
Course snack
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course snack
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the flour(s) into a bowl. Stir in baking soda and salt.
  2. In a bowl cream the coconut oil, sugar and yogurt until smooth and creamy. You can use a hand mixer or simply whisk by hand. I whisked it by hand.
  3. Add in the vanilla and spices. Mix well.
  4. Add the flour into the wet ingredients and mix well. Add chopped dates and nuts and mix thoroughly.
  5. Combine well into a soft dough.
  6. Cling wrap the dough and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Shape cookies into desired shape. _(you can also alternately roll out the dough and make shapes with cookie cutters)_Arrange the cookies on a greased baking tray.
  8. Bake for 19 to 20 minutes (oven times may vary) or till the edges just start to change color. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. (don't worry if the cookies are slightly soft after baking, they will harden as they cool down)
  9. Gorgeous lip-smacking delicious Ragi and Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Spice ready to be devoured!
Recipe Notes

1. You can use any millet flours like jowar etc. in place of bajra.

2. You can also replace dates and nuts with candied papaya, dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, candied ginger or other dried fruit of choice.

3. Feel free to add more spices if you like a stronger flavor.

4. Here are a few links to prepare dairy-free yoghurt:

http://wakingupvegan.com/2012/09/23/homemade-vegan-yogurt-no-equipment-required/

http://tasty-yummies.com/2014/06/03/how-to-make-coconut-milk-yogurt/

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-dairyfree-coconut-yogurt-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-216358

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-make-dairy-free-yogurt-at-home/

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2 thoughts on “Ragi, Bajra and Wholewheat Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Spice”

  1. I’ve been in search of a Ragi cookie recipe too. – Styleapastiche.com

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