Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies
- 3/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon whole flax seeds
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour or Atta (You really can’t taste the difference.)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped Almonds (You can leave the skins on.)
-Preheat oven to 350 F.
-Grind the flax seeds until they turn into powder consistency. Add milk and blend for 30 seconds until mixed together. Set this mixture aside.
-In a bata/pateela sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
-In a separate large bata/pateela cream together oil and sugar. Add the flax seed/milk mixture and mix well. Then add vanilla.
-Fold in the dry ingredients in batches. When it starts to get too stiff to mix with a spoon, use your hands until a nice stiff dough forms.
Add the chopped Almonds and mix with your hands again.
-Roll dough into 1 inch balls and flatten into a disc that’s about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on an ungreased thaal about an inch apart. You will probably need two thaals for this.
-Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Make sure you take them out right at the 10 minute mark or they will turn hard as rock