We already know that they are called that because originally it was thought that the use of bicarbonate had antacid properties; today they have simply kept the name to identify semi-integral and not very sweet cookies.
Anyone looking for a crunchy but soft texture, satiating but not heavy, perfect for wetting and very versatile, will enjoy these whole grain and oatmeal cookies. The original recipe proposes to bathe them in chocolate to turn them into a sweeter and tempting snack or reduce the sugar to make them a complement to the cheese boards.
How to make whole-grain spelled and oatmeal cookies with cinnamon
If we have a food processor, the dough becomes very easy in a moment. Place the flours, flaked oatmeal, brown sugar or brown sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in the robot’s bowl, and add the cold butter cut into small cubes. Process until everything is integrated and obtain as wet crumbs.
Add the cold milk and honey with the vanilla, and crush again, stirring the dough if necessary, until obtaining a homogeneous mass that can be integrated. Add a little more milk if it is very dry. If we don’t have a robot, use a rod mixer or clean hands.
Divide in two, form discs and wrap each in plastic film. Take to the fridge for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare two trays and a clean work surface with two sheets of baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 175º C with a fan. Take out a portion of dough and stretch on the paper using a roller, covering with the other half or using the plastic film. Leave a thickness of about 4-6 mm and cut round cookies of about 6-7 cm in diameter. Spread on the trays and continue with the remaining dough.
Prick the cookies with a fork and bake one tray at a time for about 10-15 minutes, until golden brown or lightly toasted. It will depend on the size and thickness. Wait one or two minutes out of the oven before taking to a rack to cool completely.
With what to accompany the integral cookies
As always, this type of digestive-style whole-grain oatmeal cookies goes very well with a glass of hot or cold milk, vegetable drink, coffee or tea. If we are very greedy we can bathe them in molten chocolate, or paint a single face. They would also be very rich with chopped nuts or almonds. If we want them saltier, we can reduce the sugar by half or even less, and change the cinnamon for a little pepper.