Whole Wheat And Finger Millet (Ragi) Chocolate Cookies

Presenting my ninth recipe under “My Julie & Julia Project” for this year. For those who don’t know, I have started this project under which I will be posting 100 recipes from my kitchen by the end of the year 2019. This is the Recipe #9. Here is the link to “My Julie & Julia Project” post:

Julie & Julia – Starting my journey

The last recipe that I had posted on my blog, which was “Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – With Whole Wheat Flour” has been a super duper hit. There are few food groups on social media where I posted that, and to my amazement, that recipe got maximum love and reviews. Lot of people have tried making them, and were really happy with the result. If you missed that one, here is a link to the same:

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – With Whole Wheat Flour

The classic whole wheat chocolate chip cookies hardly take any time to make. Now I am so used to baking it, that if I have all the ingredients available at home, I am able to bake the cookies in no time.

So, after the successful attempts of the classic cookies, I wanted to try my hands on a healthier version of cookies. I have been wanting to bake with Finger Millet flour (also called Ragi). And here in this recipe, I have used Whole Wheat flour along with Finger Millet flour.

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When Myra was around two years old, she was picky in her eating habits, so I had to try my hands at different kinds of baby food. I had tried lots of savory pancakes, and in sweets, I tried different cookies, cakes and cupcakes, and experimented with varied flours. Once she grew up, she started developing love for more food items, and my experiments with other flours were dimmed. Now, with a platform in the form of this blog, I can reach out to a lot of people, especially mothers, who want to try healthy bakes for their kids.

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The health benefits of finger millet are widely known. Starting from being an excellent source of calcium and iron, it is also gluten-free, which makes it great for those trying to lose weight. It is also beneficial for people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart weaknesses. The list of benefits is really long. For growing children, finger millet is considered a super food. So, hello there mommies!!

My love for Trader Joe’s products is apparent from my earlier posts, and I am using Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder in this recipe. I am using jaggery powder as sweetener instead of refined sugar, so that adds another nutritious touch to the cookies.

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So, without further taking your time, I’ll go straight to the recipe. Happy baking!!

Whole Wheat And Finger Millet (Ragi) Chocolate Cookies Recipe

  • Difficulty: Medium
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Whole Wheat And Finger Millet (Ragi) Chocolate Cookies…

Ingredients

  • Butter (unsalted) – 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery powder – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Finger Millet Flour (Ragi) – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1/3 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened) – 2 tbsp
  • Nutella – 1 tbsp

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the butter and the jaggery powder till the jaggery powder is completely blended with the butter. I prefer to mix by hand since I don’t use mixer. Whisk or spatula is not helpful in this case, since the butter is not in a completely melted state.
  3. Add in the egg to this mixture and stir till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  4. Now add vanilla essence to the above mixture. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  5. For the dry ingredients, add whole wheat flour, finger millet flour (ragi), baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder to the wet mixture.
  6. Finally add Nutella and give it a good mix with hand. The dough will be a little loose at this stage, so it is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for at least 5-10 minutes.
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take around 2 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten the dough ball and place on the baking tray. I was able to make 13 cookies with the prepared dough.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.
  10. The whole wheat and finger millet chocolate cookies are now ready to be served warm or these can be stored in an air-tight container!!

Method (Step-by-step with pictures)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Meanwhile, mix the butter and the jaggery powder till the jaggery powder is completely blended with the butter. I prefer to mix by hand since I don’t use mixer. Whisk or spatula is not helpful in this case, since the butter is not in a completely melted state.
  • Add in the egg to this mixture and stir till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  • Now add vanilla essence to the above mixture. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  • For the dry ingredients, add whole wheat flour, finger millet flour (ragi), baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder to the wet mixture.
  • Finally add Nutella and give it a good mix with hand. The dough will be a little loose at this stage, so it is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for at least 5-10 minutes .
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take around 2 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten the dough ball and place on the baking tray. I was able to make 13 cookies with the prepared dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.

The whole wheat and finger millet chocolate cookies are now ready to be served warm or these can be stored in an air-tight container!!

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