Soya date cookies

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Heart recipe/low cholesterol recipe, Sweets | Tags: , |

So simple, yet so delicious!! Cookies made with healthy ingredients like soya flour and dates are simply irresistible. The soya helps to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL) level is the body while the dates act as a healthy substitute for sugar. Enjoy these guilt free goodies any time of the day.

Baking Time : 25 mins.
Baking Temperature : 180°C (360°F).
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 12 cookies.

For the date purée
¼ cup dates deeseded
For the dough
¼ cup soya flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
¼ cup low fat butter
2 tablespoons sugar
For the date purée
1. Chop the dates into small pieces and add ½ cup of water.
2. Bring to a boil in a non-stick pan and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes till the dates are fully mashed into a purée.
3. Cool and keep aside.
For the dough
1. Combine the whole wheat flour, butter and sugar in a bowl using your fingertips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
2. Add the cooled date purée and knead it into a dough.
3. Cover with a plastic film and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
4. Roll out into a sheet of 6 mm. (¼”) thickness and cut out cookies approx. 37 mm. (1½”) in diameter using a cookie cutter.
5. Re-roll the scraps of dough to make more cookies and place them on a baking tray (line the cookie sheet with greased proof paper).
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºC (360ºF) for 25 minutes or till the cookies are golden brown.
7. Cool and store in an air-tight container.

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