Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies

Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies

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Can cookies be healthy? they can be made so, with a little bit of thought. Chock-full of raisins and nuts, the whole wheat, raisin and walnut cookies are a concentrated source of calcium, iron and fibre. These healthful cookies are a great accompaniment for a hot cup of tea or coffee; however children might need a bit of a push to eat these cookies as the recipe uses less butter and sugar to make the cookies healthier and less fattening. The way out is to prod them to dunk a cookie in a cup of hot milk, which makes the whole experience wonderful for kids too!

Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies recipe - How to make Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  30 mins.   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F).   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 servings
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    Main procedure
  1. Mix the flour, butter and sugar with your fingertips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Add the walnuts and raisins and knead it into a dough using water.
  3. Cover with a plastic film and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out into a sheet of 6 mm (¼") thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out round cookies approx. 37 mm (1½") in diameter.
  5. Re-roll the remaining scraps of dough to make more cookies and place them all on a greased baking tray.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 25 minutes or till the cookies are golden brown.
  7. Cool and store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy127 cal
Protein2.6 g
Carbohydrates17.2 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat5.6 g
Cholesterol8.8 mg
Sodium32.3 mg


Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies
 on 17 Apr 17 09:51 PM

My cookies seemed to be a little hard after baking even though I followed the recipe exactly as it was. What can I do about it?
Tarla Dalal
20 Apr 17 09:08 AM
   Hi Neha, This is a tried recipe. There may be a few reasons why your cookies may have turned hard like 1. the oven may not have been pre-heated well 2. You might have over baked them, bake them on the middle shelf. 3. Make sure the thickness is as mentioned of the cookies. Do try it again and let us know your feedback.
Whole Wheat, Walnut and Raisin Cookies
 on 22 Jan 16 07:53 PM

Can i use ghee instead of butter? And how long does this cookies stay fresh?
Tarla Dalal
23 Jan 16 11:26 AM
   Hi Jasleen, we would suggest you use only butter and not ghee...The cookies will stay fresh for atleast 3 to 4 days.... Do try it and let us know how you enjoyed them.. Happy Cooking !!