Oats Chocolate Cookies are gluten free cookies made using oats flour. These cookies were a hit in our home and it vanished as soon as I baked them. As a sweetener, I used honey and brown sugar but we can substitute the brown sugar entirely with honey. If you like chewy textured cookies, I suggest you bake it for 15 minutes and if you wish for a little crumbled ones, bake it for little longer (3 minutes more).
I made this dish as part of the "Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge". As part of this challenge a theme is selected at the beginning of the month by one of the participants. All the members are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are suppose to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month.
This month's theme is Chocolate and it was suggested by Mayuri Patel from Mayuri's Jikoni.
Mayuri's blog has a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world. I have bookmarked a couple of her desserts to try soon which includes "Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp" and "Coffee and Walnut Cake".
My partner for this month is Narmadha and I gave her milk and cashew and she made Biscuit Truffles. She gave me butter and salt and I made these oats chocolate cookies. Narmadha blogs at Nam's Corner and she has a wonderful blog with wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. I am in love with her Fish Popcorn recipe and would love to try them very soon. Also do check out her Butter Murukku recipe.
Makes - 15 medium sized cookies
- Oats flour - 1 cup
- Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
- Butter - 2 tbsp
- Egg white - 1
- Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon
- Milk - 1 1/2 tsp
- Honey - 3 tbsp
- Brown sugar - 3 tbsp
1. To make oat flour, use either quick cooking or rolled oats and powder it in a blender.
2. Take 1 cup of the oat flour in a mixing bowl along with baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Sieve them all together twice to remove all the lumps and to mix them together.
3. Beat a egg white in a different bowl and add melted butter, milk, vanilla extract, honey and brown sugar. Give it a good mix.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix gently.
5. Preheat the oven to 325 deg F.
6. Line a parchment paper on baking tray and scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough on the tray and gently press them with the back of a spoon.
7. Bake for 15 minutes for chewy cookies or 18 minutes for crisp ones.