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Oats Biscuit

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Oats biscuit is a simple biscuit recipe made using oats, all purpose flour and some desiccated coconut. It is prepared in less than an hour. This easy-to-make recipe is a great option for all the vegetarians as they are made without using eggs in it. Oats biscuits are the perfect companions of our tea. These are better than your regular maida only biscuits. We can store it in airtight containers and it stays even for two months. We can prepare these biscuits for special occasions such as birthday party, get together or as a tea time snack. Serve it to your guests and they will love it for sure. These are light and stomach filling which makes them a perfect munching snack. We can feel the taste of oats in this biscuit. These are not melt in mouth type of cookies. These are crispy and taste really great. 
Difference between Cookies and Biscuits
Though we use the term cookie and biscuit as synonym, they differ.Cookies are generally chewy and Biscuits are more firm.Cookies contain more sugar than biscuits.Usually the cookies will melt in mouth but the biscuits donot.
Role of main ingredients
Butter
 It acts as a leavening agent. It gives a nice flavour to the biscuit and adds moisture.
Sugar
Sugar can be used in granulated or powdered form. In some, biscuits both the types are used. They give sweetness to the biscuits. Along with butter they give tenderness to the biscuits.
Baking powder
Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods. It works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into the dough through an acid-base reaction and thus leavening the mixture.
Also check my other biscuit recipes
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Amaranth Orange Cookies
Butter Biscuit
Eggless Coconut Macaroons
Prep Time 30 mins
Baking time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Biscuit, Cookies
Cuisine American, English
Servings 84 small biscuits

Equipment

  • Hand blender
  • OTG

Ingredients
  

  • 135 g Maida / All purpose flour
  • 95 g Oats
  • 125 g Butter
  • 35 g Desiccated coconut
  • 20 g Milk powder 1 tbsp
  • 4 g Vanilla powder 2 tsp
  • 3 g Baking powder 1 tsp
  • 4 g Salt 1 tsp
  • 35 ml Milk
  • 100 g Powdered Sugar
  • 35 g Sugar

Instructions
 

Dry ingredients

  • First weigh all the ingredients and keep it ready.
  • In a bowl, add maida or all purpose flour, 3/4th quantity of oats, desiccated coconut, milk powder, vanilla powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix it with a spatula and keep it aside.

Creaming

  • Keep the butter in room temperature 30 minutes before you start baking.
  • Take another bowl and add powdered sugar, granulated or normal sugar and butter.
  • First mix the three ingredients with a spatula.
  • Then with the help of hand blender, beat the sugar and butter until is turns pale, creamy and light in texture.

Mix Dry & Wet ingredients

  • Into the creamy butter sugar mixture, add the dry ingredients in parts.
  • Mix it with spatula first. Its enough to bring the ingredients together.
  • Donot knead the dough like we make the chappathi dough.
  • Then use your hands to smoothen the dough by bringing all the ingredients together. Donot give pressure.
  • Biscuit dough is ready.

Making biscuits

  • On the working surface, sprinkle some maida.
  • Place the biscuit dough on it and roll it out like a chappathi with the help of rolling pin.
  • Let the thickness of rolled out dough be 0.5 cm thick.
  • Now sprinkle the remaining oats on the top of the rolled out dough.
  • Gently press it with the rolling pin so that they will stick to the dough.
  • Now cut the biscuits into your desired shape with the cookie cutter.

Baking the Biscuits

  • Line the baking tray with the butter paper.
  • Arrange the shaped biscuits on the tray leaving some space between each biscuit.
  • Pre heat the oven at 160 degree celsius for 3 minutes.
  • First, place the tray in upper rack and bake at 160 degree celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Then keep it in lower rack and bake for five minutes.
  • The biscuits will be done.
  • Remove the tray from oven, allow it to cool.
  • Immediately after removing from the oven, the biscuits will be soft. So remove fro the tray only after cooling it down.
  • After the biscuits cool down, store it in an air-tight container.

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Notes

  • While making biscuits, add baking powder or baking soda while adding flour.
    Beat the fat and sugar before adding dry ingredients.
    Cut the biscuits into uniform shape and size.
    Decoration on the biscuits should be done immediately after shaping or rolling out the dough.
    Always cool the biscuits after removing it from the oven. If you remove immediately from the tray, they will be soft and will stick to the tray.
Keyword Biscuits, Egglessbiscuits, Healthmix cookies