Saturday, July 19, 2014

Finger Millet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Nachni Chocolate Chip Cookies)

A couple days ago my daughter asked me what she could have for dessert. I had been planning on making some swirl cookies but had not made them yet. I needed a few ingredients for those cookies so I decided to make these instead.

Chocolate chip cookies are always a hit but these are extra special. They are flavored with finger millet or nachni flour. I have found this flour adds a unique something to the cookies. The next time you make chocolate chip cookies try cutting down the quantity of all purpose flour by adding some finger millet flour instead.

Recipe adapted from here
You will need
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finger millet (nachni) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup oil
scant 1/2 cup granulated sugar
scant 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the vanilla extract and egg and beat some more. Beat in the flours a little at a time along with the dry ingredients. Finally fold in the chocolate morsels.

Drop a tablespoon of batter on a greased baking sheet at regular intervals.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a cooking rack.

When completely cool store in an airtight container.

This is my entry for week three, day three of BM #42 for the theme Millet. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#42.


  1. Looks so beautifully done Varada, that's a great option to have this flour included.

  2. Wow those cookies looks absolutely addictive and scrumptious, lovely addition of ragi flour here.

  3. Looks yum.and those peeping chocolate chips are making it so tempting

  4. Addition of millet flour is a nice idea to make a healthier version of these classic cookies.

  5. Wow Millet cookies. Amazing Varada! They look lovely...

  6. Cookies look healthy and surely would satisfy the dessert urge..healthy and. Wonderful.

  7. I have been planning to bake with Ragi flour for a while now. Will definitely try these Choco chip cookies.

  8. I've made chocolate chip muffins with ragi flour, will try these very soon. They look delicious, and the fact that they are a healthy alternative is great!

  9. Lovely idea. I have heard Ragi and chocolate make a good combo. Would love to have these as part of the Kid's delight event..

  10. Yea choco chips makes everything extra special. I have a version of this and it looks like chocolate cookies and cheated my kids into eating ragi :)

  11. Love the healthy touch of ragi here. The cookies have turned out thin and crisp.


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