Tuesday, November 17, 2009

whole wheat shortbread butter cookies

organictobe.org is quite an interesting site if you want to learn about eating healthy. the more you read about what goes into our food, the more you want to do it right - and cook/bake it yourself.

found an interesting recipe on this site, it's for a whole wheat shortbread butter cookies.

now i don't quite favour cakes nor cookies as it's usually really greasy (usually it's baked with the much cheaper and way inferior tasting margarine) and toooooo sweet. also, it uses baking powder, a chemical i hate to use. what's the point of going organic if you end up adding some baking powder in it?

anyway, that's just my thinking.

so this recipe is interesting as there's no baking powder. and it uses whole wheat flour!

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
the recipe calls for all organic ingredients. i adhered except didn't go for organic butter, just regular variety. turbinado sugar is really expensive here! could have used raw sugar for the same effect.

mix everything, form into logs, then refrigerate for half an hour to help solidify it.

then cut into slices, place on parchment paper, on baking sheet and bake at 180c for 18-20 minutes.

all this is from the recipe on the site.

as you could see above, some of the sugar was a bit burnt. i overdid it but still liked the cookies.

not too greasy but whole wheat cookies just taste right!

go whole wheat!

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