This one recipe where in your kid will react by saying ‘Wow!’ Kids love cookies. Though they prefer the chocolates one, here is nice and easy trick to get your kid into eating apricot. Kids usually don’t eat apricot. They find it too nutty and oily. Apricot is very rich in proteins. If not any time, you should definitely try making this cookie in the winter as studies say that its good to eat healthy oily food in the winter.
· 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
· 1/2 cup butter
· 1/4 cup powdered sugar
· 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 1/2 tablespoon dried chopped apricots
· 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped cashew nuts
· 2 teaspoon orange flavoured drink mix
· 1/3 cup milk
· 1/2 teaspoon butter for greasing
Method to prepare:
Take a bowl. Add the whole wheat flour with butter, powdered sugar, and baking powder, baking soda, along with the chopped apricots, cashew nuts, and the orange drink mix and with cup of milk. Now take a piping bag fitted with large star nozzle. In case you don’t have it, take a thick plastic wrapper the one we use to store meat. Shape it like a cone. Pour in the batter. Seal it with a tape at the top. Cut the pointed end corner of the cone. The cut should not be too small. Wide enough for the thick batter to get out. Pipe out 37mm, some 11.2” diameter cookie. Before piping see to it that the baking tray is well greased with butter. There should be equal greasing all over the tray. If the greasing is not proper, the cookie may get stuck. And if the greasing is done excessively with butter, the cookie may taste too buttery and greasy. Put in the cookies into a pre heated oven at 160o for about 20-25 minutes. You could pre heat the oven for 2-5 minutes at 160o . The cookies should be golden brown on both the sides. Cool them completely and then store it in an air tight container. Serve them with a glass of milk. There, your kids get a bonus dose of calcium.
The preparation time is hardy 20-25 minutes. And it serves 16 cookies.
Tip Alert: instead of the orange mix, you can try adding little of shredded orange peel. It tastes good that way and quite natural in its own way. And not to mention its richness in Vitamin D.