Chocolate chip cookies are made with refined flour, butter, refined sugar and chocolate chips, especially the ones which we get readymade. Now if we are making them at home, we can replace the refined flour with whole wheat flour and refined sugar with jaggery or any other type of healthy sugar and make healthy chocolate chip cookies.
Another option is that we replace refined flour by millet flour. The cookies will be healthier. So in this recipe, I have used a combination of ragi and jowar flour with jaggery. You can make them with either ragi flour or jowar flour.
Jowar or sorghum is a great source of protein and fibre. Ragi or finger millet is full of calcium, a mineral which is needed for healthy bones and strong teeth. And we all are aware of the benefits of including jaggery in the diet. Jaggery is not only a good source of iron, magnesium, zinc and folic acid but also aids digestion.
Ragi Jowar Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup Ragi or finger millet flour
- 1 cup Jowar or sorghum flour
- 3/4 cup Jaggery
- 3 tbsp Granulated brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Flax seeds
- 3/4 cup Chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Butter at room temperature
- 3 tbsp Warm water
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Grind flax seeds and mix with warm water. Keep it aside.
- In a big bowl, cream jaggery, sugar and butter until it becomes fluffy and white.
- Add vanilla extract. Mix it nicely.
- In another bowl, sieve the flours 2-3 times.
- Add flour and 1/2 cup choco chips to the butter-sugar mixture. Add flax seeds mixture too.
- Bring the dough together. You can add one tbsp of milk if the dough isn't coming together or refrigerate it for 15 minutes
- Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 minutes.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and scoop out cookies with an ice cream scooper. Press them with your hand gently. You can use a cookie cutter to shape the cookies. Press some choco chips on the top of cookies
- Bake them for 18-20 minutes at 160 C.
- Cool them on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.