Thursday, 26 March 2015


"Cookies were much better eaten then sold, and they were best homemade" - Jesse Haubert 

"Cookies make everything better", that was my belief when I was young, mostly while feeling not well, but for daughter and hubs, cookies make everything better whether they feeling fine or not, unless I become a party pooper and ruin their fun in indulging those cookies.

Surely I can't deny that even one cookie or biscuit does wonders, brings great joy and happiness on a little kid's face when they steal one cookie from the jar! Definitely cookies bring enormous satisfaction, changes our moods and cheers us up, sadly for not long though. maybe store bought cookies can provide a convenient sugarfix and satisfy our sweet tooth, but these sweet disks also pack staggering amounts of fats. sugar and many nasty preservatives which can be harmful to our bodies.
C is for cookies, in this case also comes for calories too, so on my most shopping trips I do make sure to steer clear of those cookies and biscuits isles.

The quarter year of the 2015 went by was such a mixed bag. While my shoulder surgery date was not that far, so I was at little ease thinking that daughter will help me out at home but she came with the flu and fever ( she caught new type of flu ). It took her more than a week to recover and luckily after my surgery I did not have to stay in bed for so long. Then, she came home with sprained ankle while dancing on bollywood beats at HOLI celebration, limping on one foot and still stubborn cough of hers not leaving too, Hey Ma, Mataji ( Oh God ). Poorly daughter was craving for junk and asking me to for chips, pizza and donuts, sudden incident came in front of my eyes, few decades ago I became ill and asked Mum if she can get me Parle Glucose Biscuits ( one and only brand biscuits available in those days ), I got it, but I had to plead for it. Things are totally differs here, my kids doesn't have to plead, just a request.

Well, I did not run to the shop to get junk, but thought of a baking feel good factor cookies for her and carefully chose few healthier ingredients and churned out some fabulous treats for whole family.
I am looking forward to making some more recipes with Nut butter and buckwheat flour soon, but I figured I'd started my Nut butter adventure with these Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat and Honey washed it down with glass of milk and we big kids thoroughly enjoyed with a cuppa..that one is one of healthy little pleasure on our face !!

These chubby and plump, crispy outside, soft inside, nutty and wholesome cookies came out of my oven, few weeks back, (yes, surely I do take my time in posting recipes). Surely these cookies can take one's taste buds to next level. I never thought that I'll be able to make a good cookie which can be utterly addictive. In these cookies added protein rich hazelnut butter and ditched butter, also clearly excels robust flavours of buckwheat and honey in them and the occasional burst of cinnamon sugar gives nice little kick, so it was perfect in my book !

Hazelnut, buckwheat honey cookies
Yield: 12-15 cookies

Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat and Honey Cookies

Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat and Honey Cookies

These chubby and plump, crispy outside, soft inside, nutty and wholesome cookies can take one's taste buds to the next level.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 40 M


  • 1 cup hazelnut butter
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 100ml rich honey for baking
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 3-4 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


How to cook Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat and Honey Cookies

  1. Dry roast buckwheat flour and rolled oats for 3-4minutes.
  2. In a big bowl add buckwheat flour, oats, salt and baking powder and whisk together.
  3. In another big bowl combine Hazelnut butter, Vanilla, Honey and flour mixture.
  4. Stir vigorously for 20-30 seconds and form a dough.
  5. Take one teaspoon and form the cookie dough into small balls.
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon powder and coat balls into.
  7. Place cookie balls on a lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake cookies in a preheated oven on gas mark 3-4 for 18-20 minutes.
  9. Keep rotating the baking sheets from front to back once or twice until cookies are slightly cracked and puffy.
  10. Let the cookies cool completely.
  11. Enjoy!


Instead of hazelnut butter, any other nut butter can be used for this recipe.
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