Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Whole Wheat Orange Zest Cookies

BM # 51
Week: 3, Day  : 3
Theme : Baking
Theme of the week: Healthy Bars and Biscuits


Can you believe we are half way through with this marathon?Time sure flies!!
When it comes to choosing flavors, I normally choose orange after chocolate.For today I have some whole wheat orange cookies. I added some oats to make them more healthy. The cookies turned out pretty good , though I wish I had added some more fat, as they should have been a little more soft. They were crunchy, but lacked the moistness that I was looking for. I had made only a small batch , and they were over right away.


Whole Wheat Orange Zest Cookies
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup orange juice
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda

Add orange juice, sugar and oil. whisk till the sugar dissolves & and everything has mixed well.
Sieve the whole wheat flour, salt, corn starch, baking powder and mix well.
Add the orange zest. stir lightly and then add the oats.
Mix everything with hands and knead to a soft dough, divide the dough into 12 to 14 small balls.
Flatten the balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray with enough space between them.
Bake in a preheated oven for 200 deg C for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let cool and store .

Note : I realized I had used oats, so should have added at least 1 tsp extra oil, if you are using only wheat flour then 1/2 cup oil should be perfect.





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22 comments:

  1. Orange zest adds nice flavor to cookies. Cookies look crunchy and yum

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  2. lovely looking cookies. I love adding orange juice and zest to cookies cakes and desserts. Please participate in the bake fest event I am hosting on my blog by linking your baked recipes. Thank you.
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  3. Cookies look yum like the orange flavor in it

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  4. This looks so yummy. .I am planning to try baking with orange since ages..hopefully soon..

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  5. Those must be some good orange flavored cookies.

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  6. Oh such healthy cookies.. And orange would have been so refreshing..

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  7. Oh yea surely time flies..we are in mid month!..those cookies look so yum!

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  8. Orange flavored cookies sounds so good. I love orange in baked goods.

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  9. I have seen all kind of of orange bakes at your space. You do love the citrus fruit a lot :-)

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  10. healthy cookie with orange flavor is great.

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  11. Scrumptious they are, that too with orange zest,these cookies goes directly to my favourite list.

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  12. Must be a flavorful cookies with orange zest,healthy cookies..

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  13. Very flavorful cookies Vaishali.Lovely set up...

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  14. Very flavorful and crispy looking cookies.

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  15. Yummy orange flavored cookies, so crisp.

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  16. Love the citrusy flavored cookies!

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  17. Orange sure seems to be a fav flavour with u. Yet to venture into citrusy bakes n these look so good !

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  18. I love crunchy cookies more than the soft ones. This looks so yumm....

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  19. I love crunchy cookies more than the soft ones. This looks so yumm....

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  20. Must be one flavorful cookie! So beautifully presented! !

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  21. So beautifully presented. I simply love orange flavor in my bakes and this is super lovely!

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  22. Must have tasted awesome. I love the presentation and wish I could grab some.

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