February 23, 2013

Black Rice Orange Cookies

We are not cookie eating people and our dessert usually consists of fresh cut fruits, fruit juice, etc. I have been following many of the positive, eco-friendly, sustainable, and responsible food businesses that are a new trend in India. One such place is Terra Earthfood in Chennai. They make  organic, gluten free snacks that are mostly made of plant based ingredients. The most recent one they had posted on their FB page was orange cookies made with organic brown rice and flavored with orange juice and zest. The combination of the ingredients sounded so delicious and irresistible, and we did not have the patience to wait till our next trip to Chennai. So I decided to give this a try. I tried making the cookies with black rice rice and coconut, and then flavored them with orange juice and zest.

  • Black rice - 1/2 cup
  • Organic dried shredded coconut - Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Organic Coconut palm sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Organic virgin Coconut oil - 1/4 cup
  • Organic Honey - 2 Tbs.
  • Fresh Orange Juice - 1/2 cup
  • Organic orange zest - 1 tsp.
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp.

  • Grind black rice to a fine powder. I could easily powder it using Vitamix dry grinder. If you do not have a high speed blender, you might want to soak the rice before grinding it. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Grind palm sugar and coconut together to a fine powder too. Add it to ground brown rice. Add orange zest and baking soda to this and mix well.
  • Melt coconut oil and honey over warm water. Take fresh orange juice.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 370 degrees. Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Drop a tablespoon each of the mix separated by 1-2 inches on the sheet and bake for about 12 minutes or till nice and firm. Let them cool completely over wire racks. Enjoy them while they last !!

Sharing this on Gluten Free Fridays


  1. What a super fun cookie! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    1. Thank you Cindy. You have a great spread going at the Party :-)
      You have a great weekend !


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