My body structure has always been petite and I am also a weakling health wise. I had been facing joint issues few years back. I was advised by my elderly relatives to consume finger millet flour by means of the traditional millet flour pudding made in our homes. Being fussy about food since childhood, I don’t like this pudding. However, me too am aware that ragi has many health benefits.
Few years back I had tasted ragi biscuits at my cousin’s place which she had store-bought while even one of my colleague in office had got them made to order. I just looked those cookies but failed to seek the recipe. Cookies was the only form through which I preferred consuming ragi.
After few researches and seeking advise from some of my expert friends, here I am sharing the cookie recipe that I tried. I expect this recipe to work for most moms who want to feed ragi to their kids. Enjoy!!
- 1/2 cup finger millet or ragi flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- few drops of vanilla essence
- milk as required
- Dry roast the millet flour and keep aside to cool.
- Sift the wheat flour, roasted millet flour and baking flour in a bowl.
- Chop the butter and add into it the sifted flour.
- Mix well till you get crumb like mixture.
- Add the vanilla essence.
- Sift the sugar into the above mixture.
- Mix well and knead into a dough using as much milk as required for binding.
- Refrigerate the dough for 20 mins by wrapping in a cling wrap.
- Pre-heat oven at 350 F.
- Roll the dough into thin sheet by dusting the surface with wheat flour.
- Using cookie cutters, cut out biscuits of desired shapes and put them in baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the biscuits for 10-15 mins in a preheated oven.
Note : Some mum’s don’t prefer using baking powder or soda. So here in this recipe you can avoid using baking powder completely. I was asked this question on one of the groups by a mother for her 7-12 months old kid. So to answer her query I was guided by one of my friend cum guide 🙂 that here the amount of butter is more than enough for leavening and so baking powder can be avoided.