calcium-enriched cookiesCalcium-enriched cookies are very important to include in every kids’ diets. Calcium is known as a key building block for strong, healthy bones that plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. But, according to kidshealth.org, more than 85% of girls and 60% of boys ages 9 to 18 fail to get the recommended 1,300 milligrams of calcium per day.

To ensure that the kids will get the daily recommended calcium needs, the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Institute of Fisheries made a nutritious calcium-enriched cookies from bangus bones that can also be an additional source of income for mommies.

Calcium-enriched Cookies

Equipments:

– Pressure cooker
– Oven
– Corn grinder
– Refrigerator
– Measuring spoons
– Measuring cups
– Baking tins
– Mixing bowl
– Laddle, spatula

Ingredients:

– 50g fish bone powder
– 50g All-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup star margarine
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 tsp. baking powder
– 3 tbsp. evaporated milk
– 1 pc egg
– 2 tsp chocolate powder
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1 tsp calamansi juice

Procedure for Bone Powder Production

1. Wash bangus bone thoroughly
2. Pressure cook for 90 minutes at 10lbs
3. Drain and oven dry for 1 hour at 360oC
4. Grind with the use of a corn grinder
5. Pack in clean and dry bottle
6. Store in a refrigerator

Procedure for Baking Calcium-Enriched Cookies

1. Measure all ingredients
2. Mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine with sugar then add milk, vanilla, calamansi juice and egg.
4. Add mixed dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
5. Por desired amount into a greased and lined baking sheets
6. Pre-heat oven, bake at 170oC for 10 to 15 minutes.

Sources: kidshealth.org, trc.gov.ph