Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eggless Orange Crinkle Cookies



RECIPE TYPE: dessert
CUISINE: world
SERVES: 12- 14 cookies
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 medium orange- yields approx ⅓ cup juice and 1 tsp zest
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • ½ cup gram flour/besan
  • 1 tbsp corn starch/known as corn flour in india
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or brown sugar or demerara sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

1. grate the orange peel to get the orange zest. make sure to grate the orange part and not the white pith as its bitter. keep the zest aside.
peeling orange
2. peel and chop orange. remove the seeds. blend the chopped orange in a mixer. you can even use an electric juicer to get the orange juice.
orange juice
3. strain the orange juice and collect it in a small bowl or measuring cup. press the pulp with a spoon so that all the juice gets extracted.
straining orange juice
4. in a bowl or pan, add the orange juice, sugar and olive oil.
add sugar to orange juice
5. whisk till the sugar dissolves and everything has mixed well.
dissolve sugar in orange juice
6. sieve the whole wheat flour, salt, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda all together directly in the bowl.
whole wheat flour for make orange cookies
7. add the orange zest.
add orange zest to make cookies
8. stir lightly and then add the gram flour/besan.
add besan to orange cookies mixture
9. mix everything with your hands and knead to a soft dough.
orange crinckle cookies dough
10. divide the dough into 12 to 14 small shaped balls. flatten the balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray with enough space between them. don’t make any designs on them as i have done, since the designs don’t stay once the cookies are baked :-)
orange crinckle cookies dough balls
11. bake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees celsius//392 degrees fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes till the cookies are golden. temperatures vary from oven to oven, so the time will also vary. for baking in a microwave oven at convection mode, bake at 180 degree celsius for the same period of time.
bake eggless orange crinckle cookies
12. when the orange cookies are done, cool them on a wire rack.
cooling eggless orange crinckle cookies
when the cookies cool down, then using a sieve, sprinkle icing sugar or castor sugar on the cookies. serve these eggless orange crinkle cookies straightaway or you can store them in an air-tight container. the recipe makes 12 to 14 cookies. these eggless orange cookies stay good for a couple of days at room temperature.
eggless orange crinckle cookies recipe, eggless orange cookies recipe

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