Monday, July 7, 2008

Low fat Cranberry cookie

This recipe for low fat cranberry cookie is entirely my own creation.The trepidation that I felt as I initially mixed in the flour and all the other ingredients was replaced by joy when the cookies turned out perfect.These cookies are quick and simple to make and turned out to be very tasty and chewy,a good substitute for store bought cookies or traditional ones that tend to have more calories in them.
These cookies have no butter or eggs, just some plain yogurt and a little oil. Yet the eggs and butter are not missed at all.Since the first time I whipped up a batch of these, I have made them a few more times. They are a perfect tea time or any time snack.

Cranberry cookies (Egg Free) photo b085c22f-f6af-4599-98de-46c647d2e87a_zps9751ebe2.jpg


Ingredients and method to make the cranberry cookie
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour (Maida)
1 cup Whole wheat flour (Atta/godumai maavu)
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries  ( I use craisins)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup fine sugar
3/4 cup plain yogurt (curds/dahi)
1/4 cup oil
3/4 tsp vanilla extract/ essence

Pre heat oven to 350 deg F.Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl add the all purpose flour, wheat flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, dried cranberries and mix well.
Whisk the yogurt and add to the the mixture in the bowl, then add oil and mix gently.Finally add vanilla extract, mix well.
Spoon a little on the cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for about twenty minutes or until golden brown
Remove and cool on a wire rack and store in a airtight container.
Yields about 20 medium sized cookies

Suggested Variation :
Use 1 tsp orange extract instead of vanilla extract for a different flavor.


Now after this sweet indulgence one sweet point.Last week Sowmya of Creative Saga gave me the Blogging with a purpose Award,Thanks a lot for the same Sowmya



I would in turn like to pass this award to

Sunita
Mythreyee
Diksha
Karuna
Jaishree

Enjoy your award !

25 comments :

ranji said...

my 1st visit to ur blog here :)...u have some lovely collection of recipes..
this cookie looks gr8 especially if its low fat and tasty its even more attractive :D..good one..

Lisa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You have some mighty fine recipes here! Lovin' the sound of these cookies.

sunita said...

Lovely cookies Usha, just the way I like them :-)

...thanks for passing on the award :-)

Mythreyee said...

The cookies are so good Usha.

Congrats on the award and thank you for remembering me.

sowmya said...

cookies look superb...btw,there is one more award..think you havent seen it...

Uma said...

delicious cookies. so tempting. Congrats on the award.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

Diksha said...

Hey Usha, just checked my mail and you have really given me a big surprise....first ever award for my blog...I am so happy!
Thanks a lot :)

Myviews said...

delicious cookies...u have some lovely collection of recipes..

easycrafts said...

Lovely cookies..Congrats on the award

Trupti said...

cookies looks delicious Usha..Congrats on your award

rashmi said...

nice healthy cookies...., congrats on ur award....and do visit my blog when u find time...

Sireesha said...

The cookies look great and healthy.......Congrats on ur awards...

Usha said...

Thanks Ranji !

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Lisa ! I enjoyed my visit to your blog too !

Usha said...

Thanks Sunita,Enjoy your award.

Usha said...

We certainly enjoyed the cookies a great deal Mythreyee,Thanks for stopping by and Congrats on yours ;)

Usha said...

Thanks Sowmya,I will check out the second one soon :)

Usha said...

Thanks Uma.....

Thanks Diksha,Enjoy your award :)

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments,Myviews and EC

Usha said...

Thanks Trupti...

Usha said...

Thanks Rashmi,I will definitely check out your blog soon.....

Usha said...

Thanks Sireesha ....

A&N said...

Hi Usha, awesome cookies! I love the use of applesauce. And as you said, its eggless so we can try this sometime :) Thanks for this recipe!

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by A&N do let me know when you try it......

Dershana said...

Hey low fat cookies that too with cranberries. will surely try.

gud work

dershana

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