Oats & Walnut Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle - taste and goodness packed into a bite

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That was a lovely Saturday morning,a weekend.The early risers,me and my little one,the younger of the twin,Ahi,were having our breakfast on the balcony while he was playing with his blocks.After having built the roof to his house,I went onto finishing my porridge while feeding him.He took the remainder of blocks and started stacking it up on top of the roof till he used all the pieces.He took a step back,scrutinized the structure he built and with eyes wide,he blurts out.
"Mama,this is the tallest building I've ever seen."
For a moment,I was stunned to hear what my three year old is saying.The exact same words with the emphasis on 'ever seen'.Then I burst out laughing.




It dawned on me,that my babies are growing up.It felt like yesterday,that they started to walk and talk,barely able to speak,having a time stringing words together.But,Mashaallah,now they speak clearly and I'm amazed at the things they tell me,often making me burst out in laughter or wondering where did they come across such words.


Just the other day,the elder of the twin,Ammar,comes to me in the kitchen,asks me what I'm doing."Cutting beets to cook for you."I replied."I love beets",he says.Next he points at the onions and asks me about them.
"They are to cook with the beets." I say.Then he says."Mama,Don't use onions.They don't have flavor."
I was like "How in the world do you know about flavor?" ."I just know" came the answer.
How come my three year old is talking about flavor to me? I can't recall using the word flavor around the house.Where could he possibly have picked it up to remember it,I wonder.


I love those precious moments with my kids.I so want to cling to them I wish I could safeguard them in a treasure chest to be discovered again.And again.

So for my growing little munchkins,I make their favorite cookies.Ammar doesn't like walnuts,they're sometimes bitter for him or he doesn't want to eat bugs.Ahi is not very fond of oats.So,I combined both the ingredients in a form they've come to like,cookies.


Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that has a lot of health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection,mental function and anti-inflammatory properties.Steel cut or plain rolled oats,has fiber,significant mineral and vitamin contents making it one of the healthiest foods.
The cookies are crunchy,with chopped walnuts in every bite,the distinct flavor of brown sugar combined with cinnamon,makes you want to reach for more.I bake them once or twice a week as it finishes fast.
So,if you or your kids aren't fond of oats or walnuts,you now know what to do!


Oats and Walnut Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats plain
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
1/3 cup flavorless oil(I used Canola)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence(Can use cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp)
1 egg

*Chocolate drizzle
8 pieces cooking chocolate
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp sugar

Method:
  • Whisk the egg with the sugar.add oil and whisk till well combined.
  • In a separate bowl,mix the flours,baking powder,oats and walnuts.add a pinch of salt.Add cinnamon if you're using.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients slowly,mixing both.
  • Mix with a spoon until it's combined.
  • Take out a piece of dough,flatten it in the palm and place it in a cookie sheet.Or you can use cookie cutters,apply oil in the cutter and flatten some dough in it according to shape.Dough will be too sticky to roll out.
  • Once the shapes are made,bake it in a preheated 180 degrees Celsius oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Cool it in a wire rack.Once cooled store in an airtight container.
  • Make the chocolate drizzle by melting chocolate and water,add the cornstarch and sugar and whisk until it thickens to a pouring consistency.Drizzle it on the cooled cookies.
Notes:
The chocolate drizzle is optional.I've used to make the cookies look appealing to my boys.

24 comments

  1. Nice and superb prop for Oats walnut cookies..Bookmarking the recipe

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  2. Super yummy cookies and love the clicks...very beautiful...

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  3. perfectly done cookies...Lovely clicks too...

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  4. Absolutely stunning snaps.. Loved the small chest of cookies ... I am going to make these for the kids :)

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  5. Thank you so much lovely people..feels good to share my passion for photography with you ..

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  6. Gorgeous pictures and wonderful cookies Farwin. Your boys are very cute and it must be enjoyable to hear them speak new words, wait and watch there must be so much more in their store.

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  7. Your photographs are just AMAZING! Mashallah!

    I'm not an oats person though but the cookies look real good!

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  8. I am huge fan of cinnamon in cookies, thanks a lot for the recipe!

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  9. Very pretty pics Farwin...the babies do grow up fast don't they....i love it when my kids talk about food and give their opinions....it just makes food and eating such a family thing...

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  10. my tummy is hurting with heart-shaped chocolate-drizzled cookie craving.

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  11. Oh...how delicate and healthy these cookies are! Beautiful pictures.
    Lite Bite

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  12. Simply divine and your photos are so lovely

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  13. Hi Farwin, I thoroughly enjoyed browsing thru your lovely blog. The recipes and pics are lovely. Loved your styling too.
    Thanks for dropping by. Would love to hear from you often.

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  14. I can really hear a mom talking by reading your blog. I love it! I can clearly relate to what you are pointing at, I have a two year old who grows up faster than I can ever catch up with. If only she can be a baby forever. Thanks to the kitchen moments (where we go and bond, just mommy and daughter...)Thanks to recipes like these that we will be working in the kitchen that will be added to our collection of unique conversations and learnings and fun times...Thanks for the post! I love heart shaped cookies!!!

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  15. Farvin,it is such a cute post!!! Loved the part where your kids talk like ,"know all grown ups" :)
    The cookies sound and look yummy,also loved all the pictures!!!

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  16. a lovely post, and a gorgeous space, farvin! your words made me smile and nod my head, because every day, my three-year old surprises me with a thought or word that makes me realise how time flies :)
    thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment

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  17. Kids are awesome... especially when they are young :) Your cookies and pictures--I love them all!

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  18. Those pretty cookies look so delicious! A marvelous treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. Hi Farwin. Your space is beautifully created. Your cute little stories remind me of my little one who has turned 5 now. Not so old enough i know i know. Thanks for dropping by at my end
    Regards

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  20. Salaams Farwin. Thanks for dropping by my space and for your lovely comments. You too have a lovely space here. I enjoyed reading your write up about your little kids. Kids are really cute and there are a thousand things we can learn from their perspective.

    Walnuts are my favorites and I tend to all them to almost everything I bake. The cookies look real cute in the little chest there. :)

    Yes, Germany is beautiful and I'm liking it here. If you get a chance insha Allah to visit Germany, you are welcome to my little home. :)

    Following you too :)

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  21. First time here. u have a nice blog with so many mouthwatering recipe collections. Love this cookie a lot. beautiful presentation too :)

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  22. The cookies look delicious and your presentation looks fab.
    www.compulsivefoodie.com

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  23. What a brilliant recipe! I love the walnut and chocolate combination anytime, but when its a cookie, that is just heavenly!! love it :))

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