After I migrated to my domain, I wanted to interact with readers more. And for that I have added a new feature in my blog. Recipe Request is part of my primary menu which is above the header. If any of you are searching for a recipe or want an eggless version of an existing recipe, you can contact me through the contact form with details. I will experiment and post the recipe in my blog. This could be very useful to the reader and also to me as I will be preparing some new dish for my blog. After two weeks of introducing this feature, I got a message from a reader asking for the eggless version of muesli cookies. I know that muesli is rolled oats with dry fruits perfect for a healthy breakfast and it is the favourite snack for me and Sruti (yes, we don’t eat it as breakfast and only relish as snack). But I din’t know that muesli cookies existed and thanks to Dhivya, I have come to know about the cookies.
When I was searching for a recipe for the cookies, I came across many recipes but all cookies use egg as the binding agent. I bought a pack of muesli but only today I could experiment with the recipe. I started off with a recipe and replaced an egg with 1/4 cup of curd. I didn’t change the recipe other than adding curd. The first batch went into oven. After 5 minutes I was shocked to see flat large cookies which were so thin that they broke when I tried to remove them from the tray. So the next batch went with some extra flour. This time also the cookies spread but not as much as the first batch and I was not satisfied. And the final batch went in with some more flour and the cookies turned out so good. They didn’t spread much and the texture of the cookie was so nice. Once cool they became crispy and I was so happy to have tried it out. I hope Dhivya is happy too. The three cookies in the picture below are from the three batches. The first one is so thin, the second is OK but not good and the third is perfect…
Recipe Adapted From Wishful Chef
Makes 28 cookies
Flour/ Maida-2 cups
Powdered Pistachios-1/3 cup
Chocolate Chips-3/4 cup
Baking Soda-1 tsp
Butter-1/2 cup, melted
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
1. In a bowl mix together melted butter, sugar, curd and vanilla essence.
2. In another bowl mix together flour, salt and baking soda.
3. Add this to the wet ingredients and mix well.
4. Add in the muesli and choco chips and mix to form a crumbly dough.
5. Take small lemon sized portion, press to form a ball and flatten it.
6. Arrange on a greased baking tray 2″ apart.
7. Preheat oven to 175°C.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are evenly brown.
9. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes in the tray before transferring to a wire rack.
10. Allow them to cool completely before storing in an air tight jar.