Baking can be considered a sweet therapy that helps us express ourselves creatively – the closest connection to wellness. The sweet scents of baking ingredients help us reduce anxiety and stress. Let’s find out the benefits of baking with Annam Gourmet and Bob’s Red Mill and follow the cookie recipe below to experience this sweet therapy!
The process of baking is the spiritual therapy of the baker. You have to be active and have fun and creative stimulation at the same time. Delicious scents of baking ingredients like Puratos chocolate, Prunille cranberries, and Bob’s Red Mill flour in the process of baking are soothing, meditative, and pleasant aromas. Scientists have found that when exposed to delicious flavors every day, you will feel joy, excitement, which increases your ability to work and bring more efficiency.
Besides, baking will focus on your own needs and self-care so that you no longer think about the sad stories of the past or worry about future problems. Enjoying the scent of the cookies and the ingredients, you will feel more comfortable and refreshed.
225g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
275g Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp MC Cormick cinnamon
75g Puratos Pure Dark chocolate
Step 1: Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Cream the butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or in a stand mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and keep beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and add the optional ingredients, if you’re using them. Bring the mixture together with your hands in a figure-of-eight motion until it forms a dough. You can freeze the dough at this point.
Step 2: Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart from each other on a baking sheet (you don’t need to butter or line it). Flatten the balls a little with the palm of your hand and bake them in the oven for around 10-12 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top. Leave the cookies on a cooling rack for around 15 mins before serving.
Cranberries Walnut Cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup ground Annam Gourmet walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/2 cups Prunille Dried Cranberries
Step 1: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the egg, milk and lemon juice. Combine the flour, ground walnuts, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cranberries and chopped walnuts.
Step 2: Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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