Oats Jaggery Cookies

Eggless Oats Jaggery Cookies flavored with cardamom, cinnamon, nuts and sweetened with jaggery.

These cookies are refined sugar free and make a nice treat with chai or coffee.

stack of oats jaggery cookies with a cup in the background

I am back with yet another healthy-ish cookie recipe.

If you guys love my Whole Wheat Jaggery Cookies, then you will love these Oats Jaggery Cookies too!

Just like the whole wheat jaggery cookies, these are free of refined sugar and made with whole grains.

Simple, good for you stuff.

I don’t claim these cookies to be super healthy or anything like that but these are so much better than store-bought stuff.

These Oats Jaggery Cookies

✓ are made with whole grains- whole wheat and whole rolled oats

✓ packed with fiber

✓ free of refined sugar

✓ eggless and easy to make with basic pantry ingredients

These cookies call for basic ingredients like every day atta (durum wheat flour) which we used in India to make rotis (flatbread) every day.

To make these cookies more nutritious, I added oats to them.

Here, I have added rolled oats. You may use quick oats but I do like the texture of rolled old fashioned rolled oats here.

These cookies are flavored with cardamom and cinnamon, two of my favorite spices.

You can change the quantity of these spices as per your taste. I love little extra spice in my cookies and hence I added 3/4 teaspoon of each.

I have used butter here but you can use ghee also. Just substitute equal amount of ghee in the recipe and follow the same steps.

These Oats Jaggery Cookies are free of refined sugar as they are sweetened with jaggery (unrefined sugar obtained from raw, concentrated sugarcane juice).

If you don’t have jaggery, you may use brown sugar in place.

I also packed in some nuts (chopped cashews and almonds) in the cookies for that crunch. You may skip them if you want or add more nuts if you like nuts in your cookies.

Raisins or dried cranberries would be a good addition too.

The dough for these cookies is quite sticky. So, yeah don’t panic when the dough feels quite wet and sticky, it’s supposed to be that way.

Since the dough is sticky, you just have to pinch the dough, make small balls and then flatten them to make cookies.

There’s no need to roll the dough here. Makes it much easier, right?

half eaten cookie placed on side of a cup of milk and more oats jaggery cookies in the background

How Long to Bake These Cookies

18 minutes at 350 F degrees – for softer cookies with slightly crunchy edges.

20 minutes at 350 F degrees- for crispy edges and soft center (this is my favorite texture and I bake for 20 minutes).

22 minutes at 350 F degrees- if you want super crispy cookies and want the center to be crisp too.

How to Store These Cookies

Let the cookies cool down on a wire rack once they are baked.

Then place in an airtight container and store at room temperature.

They should stay good for 2 weeks at least.

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

1- To a large bowl, add atta, rolled oats, baking powder, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and salt.

2- Mix until everything is well combined. Set this aside.

3- Sift powdered jaggery before measuring and using in the recipe. Sifting is important so don’t skip it.

4- To the steel bowl of your stand mixer or use your hand mixer, add room temperature butter and powdered jaggery.

step by step pictures of making oats jaggery cookies

5- Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat the butter and jaggery until well combined and creamy, for 2 to 3 minutes.

6- Add milk and mix until combined.

7- Add in the flour-oats mixture.

8- Mix until it all combines together. Then add in the nuts.

step by step pictures of making oats jaggery cookies

9- Mix after adding the nuts. The dough will be wet and sticky. That’s okay.

10- Take a small portion from the dough, around 35-40 grams. Roll to form a round shape.

11- Then press it between your palms to flatten it and make a circle of around 2.5 inch diameter. Repeat with remaining dough and make all the cookies similarly. You will get 13 to 14 cookies.

12- Arrange all the cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 F degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. I bake for 20 minutes for crispier edges.

Bake for 22 minutes for even crispier cookies.

step by step pictures of making oats jaggery cookies

Remove Oats Jaggery Cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, store them in an airtight container. Enjoy with a glass of milk or coffee or chai!

oats jaggery cookies placed on a rustic plate

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Oats Jaggery Cookies

stack of oats jaggery cookies with a cup in the background
Manali
Oats Jaggery Cookies flavored with cardamom, cinnamon, nuts and free of refined sugar. These cookies are eggless and make a nice treat with coffee of chai!
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup atta 130 grams, durum whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats old fashioned, 100 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 113 grams, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup jaggery powder 96 grams, measured after sifting the jaggery powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk 30-45 ml
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts I used chopped cashews and almonds

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • To a large bowl, add atta, rolled oats, baking powder, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and salt. Mix until everything is well combined. Set this aside.
  • Sift powdered jaggery before measuring and using in the recipe. Sifting is important so don't skip it.
  • To the steel bowl of your stand mixer or use your hand mixer, add room temperature butter and powdered sifted jaggery.
  • Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat the butter and jaggery until well combined and creamy, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add milk and mix until combined.
  • Add in the flour-oats mixture. Mix until it all combines together. Then add in the nuts.
  • Mix after adding the nuts. The dough will be wet and sticky. That's okay.
  • Take a small portion from the dough, around 35-40 grams. Roll to form a round shape.
    Then press it between your palms to flatten it and make a circle of around 2.5 inch diameter. Repeat with remaining dough and make all the cookies similarly. You will get 13 to 14 cookies.
  • Arrange all the cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 F degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. I bake for 20 minutes for crispier edges.
    You can even bake for 22 minutes for even crispier cookies.
  • Remove Oats Jaggery Cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
    Once cooled, store them in an airtight container. Enjoy with a glass of milk or coffee or chai!

Notes

  1. You can even add raisins, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chip, dried cranberries to these cookies. 
  2. You can get more cookies from this dough, just make smaller cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 205IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.7mg
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46 thoughts on “Oats Jaggery Cookies

  1. Jaggery powder is not easily available. Regular jaggery is little sticky. I don’t want to use suger. What can be used alternative to the jaggery?

    1. I don’t know where you are located but almost all Indian grocery stores have powdered jaggery, it’s readily available…next best option would be coconut sugar if you want to make it refined sugar free.

      1. Hi,
        I made this recipe but my cookie was all crumbled.. So can I reuse them by adding butter binding them and rebaking them?

  2. 5 stars
    These Oat jaggery cookies are so crispy and crumbly and so very light! I loved the texture. Since I ain’t a sweet tooth even though this isn’t sweet-sweet, imma still reduce the jaggery powder to 1/2 cup next instead of 3/4 cup. I didn’t add cardamom powder coz I ran out and didn’t have the patience to make it. I so wanna try your other cookie recipes right now! 🙂 My kitchen smells uhh-mayh-zziiinnngggg – That cinnamon powder just elevates everything!
    These are so ideal for this Holiday season and for those who are looking for a healthier alternative to all the other cookies which are loaded with sugar.
    Can’t wait to share it with my friends!
    Thanks Manali 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Oh these came out sooooo yummy. Just how I like. I just replaced jaggery with brown sugar as I didn’t have jaggery in a form that could be sifted. But sugar worked well for me and just so yum. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks a ton, Manali.
    Super yummmm cookies!
    Made the whole-wheat jaggery cookies last time, that turned out very yummy.
    This time tried the oats one, tweaked the butter quantity a little bit – added a mixture of ghee and coconut oil – splendidly crispy and tasty!

  5. 5 stars
    Thankyou Manali , for sharing oats cookies..I tried them yesterday…came out very well..my husband n my kids loved it…

  6. 5 stars
    I just tried your recipe. The cookies came out really great 😊👍👌. They were light, fluffy and very tasty. Everyone loved them. Thank you so much. 🙏🙏

  7. 5 stars
    Hi
    Just tried this delicious cookie recipe.
    Both my sons loved it.
    My little one is a fuzzy eater and I keep searching wants to feed him nutritious stuff.I am going to try other recipes as well from your blog.
    Thank you

  8. Hi.. I don’t have paddle attachment in my mixer grinder neither do I have hand mixer. Can I mix it normal mixer jar or using a whisk?

  9. 5 stars
    Hey Manali, tried these oats jaggery cookies turned out really well. Definitely gonna try ur other recipes. I’m sure they’ll be equally delicious. Thanx so very much 😃😃😃

  10. Wow..
    Sounds great 👍… Thanks for sharing this recipe… Just want to know if I can use ghee instead of butter…

  11. 5 stars
    Hello! Tried these yesterday. They turned out so so so amazing!! Thank you so much for this. Have been searching for a simple sugar free cookie recipe and this will always bey go to.

  12. 5 stars
    Thanks a ton!
    I tried this recipe and it came out really well. Next time m gonna try using ghee instead of butter.

  13. Hi manali.
    I love your recipes. They are healthy and you explain really very well without adding unnecessary things. I made baked methi mathari. Turned out delicious.
    Thank you so much.

  14. 5 stars
    I tried your recipe.it came out very well.Instead of cardamom powder i added dry ginger powder.Nice recipe. Thank you

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