Eggless Wholewheat Oatmeal Pistachio Rose Cookies

IMG_6440Because I am on a cookie baking spree,
And we loved the Rose Pistachio Cookies
And they vanished within three days of making, I decided to bake them again! πŸ˜€
A lot of my friends wanted an egg free recipe and I wanted a Maida (APF) free one. So I tried making them tweaking my Whole-wheat Oats Biscuits recipe. And it worked like a charm. The new oven seems to like me πŸ˜›
This recipe gives about 12 cookies.Β  I also made some thin and dainty wafer like cookies. They were amazing! I need to work more in that direction πŸ˜€
You need
100 gms (a little less than one cup) whole wheat flour
100 gms (a little less than one cup) Oat meal
90 gms butter, soft at room temperature (but not melted)

80 gms sugar, brown preferably, else white
Β½ tsp Baking Soda
2-4 Tbsp milk, at room temperature
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 Tbsp dried rose petals, crushed
3 Tbsp pistachios, crushed
2-3 drops of pure rose extract or ΒΌ tsp rose water

Measure out 100 gms of oats and grind them in the mixer to get oatmeal. Do not grind too fine.
Whisk together whole wheat flour, oatmeal, sugar and baking soda so that they are well mixed.
1Add the butter to the flour mixture and mix it into the flour rubbing with fingers to get a bread crumb like texture.
4Add the rose extract, rose petals and crushed pistachios and mix well.
3Very gradually, one tbsp at a time add the milk and get the dough together. Do not knead at all! Just keep adding the milk slowly to get in together.
7Cover in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
8Pre heat the oven at 170C for ten minutes and line a baking tray. Mine is non stick so I simply greased it lightly with butter.
Divide the dough into two.
On a clean plastic sheet, roll out the dough to about 1 cm thickness. I cover the dough with the plastic sheet while rolling out. It makes is easy to roll out.
9Spread some pistachios all over the rolled dough and roll lightly to press them in.
Cut cookies with a cookie cutter or with an inverted steel glass or bowl.
10Bake for 14-15 minutes
11Let rest in the baking tray for 3-4 minutes.
Remove to wire rack to cool completely and store in an air tight container. They stay good for about two weeks.
These are the wafer thins. We loved them the most! So light and crunchy πŸ˜€
You may use any other nut like cashews or walnutsΒ  and replace the rose extract with vanilla or any other extract to get flavours of your choice.
Enjoy these delicious and healthy cookies with your morning or evening cuppa!


20 thoughts on “Eggless Wholewheat Oatmeal Pistachio Rose Cookies

  1. Garima..thanks for the eggless version…will definitely try them. Now waiting for savoury biscuits..:-)

  2. Lovely G Darling! I am gonna try these very soon. Plz clear my doubts:
    1. Quantity of sugar?
    2. you wrote baking powder in ingredients but soda in recipe. So which one is it, soda or powder?
    3. I am gonna skip rose petals (can’t find them here) So do you think I can add vanilla extract instead of rose extract. Will it go well with cardamom powder we are using. Your suggestion?
    looking forward to your answers πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks darling Navita
      Oversights oversights πŸ™†πŸ» so sorry about them.
      1. Sugar – 80 gms
      2. It’s Baking Soda
      3. Vanilla cardamom goes beautifully well. Or else you could go the vanilla cinnamon way.
      An idea- buy a couple of roses from the florist, remove and dry the petals for a couple of days and use! Two roses will do the trick πŸ˜€
      Rose and pistachio is a combination one has to explore really πŸ˜€

      1. Haha what an idea! πŸ˜€
        Rose Pistachio only will try then πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Garima,
    I tried this cookie and it turned out delicious, crunchy and mildly sweet just the way we like it. The texture is also beautiful. I finally used the homemade butter and I couldn’t find any difference…yay yay !!
    Thanks for the lovely recipe

  4. Garima ji I am here againπŸ˜‹I made these cookies but with changes no rose petals 😟Made with dark brown sugar,added almonds and cashews along with pistachiosπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Thankyou for your recipe keep baking and keep updating we wait for your delicacies 😘😘

  5. Hi. . wondering where were you or where was i??? Why am i seeing this dammn tempting, magical box of recepies now. . Hehe
    Please tell me is rose extract same as rose essence, and is edible rose water a different thing or the ones like gulabari and all?

    1. Hey Chhaya
      Ha ha!
      Thanks for the kind words ❀

      Rose extract is the pure extract, way more elusive and expensive than the essence
      Try and get edible rose water from a good Ayurvedic store.
      Happy baking!

  6. God girl where was and where were you and your this magical blog. . Hi garima. These cookies are the 1st thing i tried from your recepies, made for my 11mth, so didnt add sugar, instead added grinded dryfruit mix. . Still itr yummm.

    Also wanted to know, if the rose extract is same as rose essence?

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