These are melt- in- the -mouth and loved by all, kind of cookies or biscuits. Added to all that, it is rich with all the healthy stuff. I got an opportunity to taste this goodie at “RAGA” Mangalore and it was prepared by Nalini akka who is a super talented and down to earth person. Our acquaintance started in 2012 through a Facebook group named “FOODIE” and I got to know her through her hubby Sadashiva Rao Mailankodi, who started our group and has shared this recipe on the group long ago. It was in my “to try” list and after tasting these cookies at their residence, I couldn’t wait much and prepared it immediately. I am posting it over here by thanking Nalini akka for this wonderful recipe.
Whole wheat flour – 3 cups
Almond – ½ cup
Cocoa powder – ¼ cup
Powdered sugar – 3 cups
Ghee – 1 ½ cup
Butter – 3 table spoons
Cooking soda – ½ tea spoon
Salt – a pinch
-Roughly Crush almonds.
-Mix all the dry ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, cooking soda and salt.
-Sieve couple of times or use dry wire whisk to combine uniformly.
-Now beat ghee, butter and sugar by hand or food processor.
-When it becomes like a cream, add flour and make a dough.
-Add in crushed almonds, mix well. Dough will be little crumbly and will not be like a smooth dough.
-Now shape these dough into whichever shape you like.
-Keep in a lined cookie tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C for 10 to 12 minutes.
– I have exactly followed her method to give shape by using bigger steel spoon. It was a cute oblong shape.
-After baking, cool and store it in an air tight container.