Saturday, 27 February 2016

Cardamom Fig cookies

Last week, I found the fresh stock of Iranian dried figs on the dry fruit counter and grabbed a pack. I like to chew the fig with coffee, if there is no chocolates around.

Fig is not only a very high calories (from carbohydrates) fruit. Also, it is enriched with dietary fiber, Vit K and B vitamins. But, my son doesn’t eat because of its smell (by the way, I don't feel any) and its bit hard flesh (as it dried). In order to make him to eat, I need to add the fig into his favorite cookies so that he eats without knowing :-)

Cookies are the most versatile, to try such new experiment. Along with oats and brown sugar, these cookies become “high” calorie cookie, ideal for those who demand high and instant energy.

Ingredient :    ½ cup of dry fig    ;      1 ¼  cup of oats      ;      1/4 cup of all purpose flour    ;          1/2 cup of  light brown sugar       ;     80 gms of butter     ;     ½ sp of baking soda      ;         1egg         ;      3 to 5 Cardamom     ;      pinch of salt 

Procedure :  In mixer grind the dry figs and cardamom together into a paste form  and keep aside. Mix all the dry ingredient, oats, flour, baking soda, salt and keep aside.

In separate bowl beat soft butter with sugar unit it becomes a creamy. Add egg to the mixture and continue to beat for a minute. Slowly add all the dry mixture into the butter mixture and finally the Fig paste. 

Continue the mixer at medium speed until, all blends together and form the cookie batter. Scoop the batter and place it on the backing sheet, prepared baking tray. Make sure the cookies are placed 2 inch apart from each other.

Transfer the baking tray into 180°c per-heated oven and bake for about 25 minute.  I am sure; the chewy and strong flavored cardamom cookies will don’t disappoint your taste buds and please your olfactory (sense of smell)