simple cookies with foxtail millet/Thinai biscuit
After making upma from fox-tail millet this is another millet recipe but its all about baking.Yes!! I have never ever thought that I would make a cookie out of a millet that too fox-tail millet.When I was fixed with an idea that I should try a cookie with fox-tail millet I was little tensed whether it will turn out well.when I made it!it tasted very light and subtle with all its natural nutty flavor. To be honest these simple cookies are easy to make and healthy option for all age groups.I have added some amount of maida to bring the millet flour together to form a dough.I have used powdered palm-sugar and if you wish it can be replaced with regular sugar.Am very happy and excited that a different venture with fox-tail millet was successful and my family was more than satisfied with the cookies.So lets see the instructions of these simple cookies…
simple cookies with fox-tail millet/Thinai biscuit
Fox-tail millet flour – 3/4 cup
Palm sugar(powdered) – 3/4 -1 cup
All purpose flour – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
Cooking oil or olive oil – 1/2cup
Almonds – 15-20
Cashews – 5-8
cardamom powder – 3/4 tbsp
Some slivered almonds and sugar crystals to press on the biscuits before baking.
1.First buss out cashews,almonds together with cardamom powder.
2.Now add powdered palm sugar to it and make one or two whisks.
4.Add all-purpose flour,fox-tail flour and baking powder together sieve and take it in a large bowl.
5.To it add the almond mixture.
7.To this add the oil and make a dough.
8.Now when we start making shapes preheat the oven at 180 degree for ten minutes.
9.Roll out evenly by covering it cling film so that it will not stick.
10.Now make shapes with suitable cutter.
11.Sprinkle and press some sugar and some slivered almonds over it.
12.Grease a baking tray and arrange.
13.Now bake it in a preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.
14.Repeat the process till all the dough is used.
15.After it give a standing time for 20-25 minutes.
16.Now you are ready with delicious fox-tail millet cookies.