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Rhubarb cookies Recipe


Im so excited to share this gorgeous recipe of Rhubarb Cookies. As Rhubarb now in abundance in my allotment and i have already made 25lt of rhubarb wine, i needed to put the rhubarb to a good culinary use. This recipe is super simple and can be substituted with other fruit or berries, thought the proportions of dry ingredients may have to change , depending on the moisture content of the fruit you use.


Ingredients


2 cups of flour

1 cup of sugar ( i used brown but you can use white or mixture)

175g of softened butter

1 egg

2 tb spoons of lemon juice

1 cup of rhubarb


First thing we need to do is to wash and cut the rhubarb into small chunks (Don't forget that you can only consume stalks and not the leaves). Try to make sure that they are small enough to be able to mix into a hard cookie dough. It's not quite as easy as it sounds.


Now it's done, pour your lemon juice over the top, mix, and set aside.


The next step is to beat sugar and butter together in a food processor until combined. Add the egg and beat together until all the ingredients are mixed. Next, gradually add the flour until you have created a nice crumbly texture.

Now, it's time to add the rhubarb with the lemon juice and try to incorporate it evenly as much as possible. It's not easy, but I found that using a wooden spoon seems to work best.


So, grab yourself a baking tray and spoon the mixture onto it. I prefer to use an ice cream scoop


Now, take a wet spoon and gently flatten the cookies slightly on the baking tray. Then, bake them in the oven at 185°C for 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden but the middle is still soft.


Once cooked, transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack to rest. They are very delicate when hot, so you might lose some (but not really lose, as you'll end up eating them, I promise).


Voila! We are done! Now, how easy was that? Enjoy!



For anyone interested, below are the health benefits of a rhubarb



1. Rich in nutrients: Rhubarb is packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, and dietary fibre. These nutrients support overall health and well-being.


2. Antioxidant properties: Rhubarb contains antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which help protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Antioxidants play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancer.


3. Digestive health: The fiber content in rhubarb promotes a healthy digestive system. It can aid in relieving constipation, improving regularity, and supporting a healthy gut microbiome.


4. Bone health: Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health and plays a role in proper blood clotting. Adequate vitamin K intake contributes to maintaining strong and healthy bones.


5. Heart health: The fiber, potassium, and antioxidants in rhubarb are beneficial for heart health. Fiber helps lower cholesterol levels, while potassium helps regulate blood pressure. Antioxidants contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease.


6. Weight management: Rhubarb is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great addition to a weight management plan. The fiber content helps promote feelings of fullness, reducing the likelihood of overeating.


7. Blood sugar control: Rhubarb has a low glycemic index, meaning it doesn't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. This makes it a suitable choice for individuals managing diabetes or those aiming to stabilize blood sugar levels.



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