Eid is just around the corner and I know people are starting to think about what they are going to make. Eid is a day to celebrate with family, exchange gifts and eat lots of great treats. Also, in between the house hopping, is the oh so important Eid nap where your tummy prepares itself for the next round of eating.
When I was growing up, my mom and grandmother would always make a traditional Sindhi sweet dish called keer karkoon. It comprises of full fat milk flavoured with cardamom pods and sugar, slowly cooked over the stove for a few hours. When the milk turns a pinky colour, the rehydrated dried dates are added to it and cooked together. Unfortunately I have not had any experience of making this dish- mom, it’s time for a cooking lesson!
Since there will be no keer karkoon cooking in my kitchen for Eid, I have decided to bake some cookies instead. The cookie recipe is from Heidi Swanson’s site 101 Cookbooks. Heidi’s site is the first food blog I followed. It’s full of mouth-watering recipes that use a variety of healthy ingredients to tantalize your taste buds. Do check it out when you have a moment.
Now let’s get to this cookie recipe. It is rustic, hearty and oh so delicious! It’s a combination of old fashioned rolled oats, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, and bitter sweet chocolate. Just thinking about them is making my mouth water! Heidi’s recipe calls for the use of 2 cups of sugar. I found that to be a bit much, so I cut it in half. I also decided to add a bit of cocoa powder for more chocolaty goodness. The original recipe was to make these cookies over sized to make ice cream sandwiches, but I decided to make them a lot smaller and used a small ice cream scoop to shape them.
1 cup whole wheat flour