Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

By: Manjula Jain

Serving : 24 Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

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Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

These Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies are perfect gluten free, desserts, kid-friendly snacks, or a delicious treat anytime. Made with wholesome ingredients, they offer a healthier twist on traditional cookies without compromising on taste.

Whole Wheat Almond Cookies



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2  teaspoon green cardamom seed coarsely powder (ilaichi)
  • 1/2  cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 4oz)
  • About 2 tablespoons of milk or as needed



  • Pre heat the oven to 360 degree F.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and cardamom powder well.
  • Next add soft butter and milk to the flour mixture to make dough. Dough should be very soft.
  • Divide the dough into about 24 equal parts and make them into balls.
  • Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 1/2” in thickness.
  • Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about inch a part.
  • Bake the cookies for about 18 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown.
  • After they become lightly golden brown remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.


  1. Replace the almonds with walnuts or pistachios.

Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

These Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies are perfect gluten free, desserts, kid-friendly snacks, or a delicious treat anytime. Made with wholesome ingredients, they offer a healthier twist on traditional cookies without compromising on taste.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2  teaspoon green cardamom seed coarsely powder (ilaichi)
  • 1/2  cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 4oz)
  • About 2 tablespoons of milk or as needed


  1. Pre heat the oven to 360 degree F.

  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and cardamom powder well.

  3. Next add soft butter and milk to the flour mixture to make dough. Dough should be very soft.

  4. Divide the dough into about 24 equal parts and make them into balls.

  5. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 1/2” in thickness.

  6. Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about inch a part.

  7. Bake the cookies for about 18 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown.

  8. After they become lightly golden brown remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.


  1. Replace the almonds with walnuts or pistachios.


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    May 29, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Hello Manjula ji pls add more recipes of whole wheat cookies without baking soda or baking powder. Everyone loved these cookies. Thks a lot!

      Manjula Jain
      May 30, 2017 at 6:10 am

      Anjana, Thank you, will try

    February 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm


    Good morning,

    I tried this cookie recipe last night. followed instruction step by step and let them out to cool over night, but they were still soft.

    Please advise what i can do to make sure they turn out crispy?

    December 11, 2016 at 4:07 am

    I was looking for whole wheat-eggless cookie recipe as my toddler suddenly developed a stubborn want for it! Came across this one and I immediately tried it looking at the less prep time and easy-to-find ingredients.
    The cookies came out AWESOME! I’m not a cookie lover but I ended up loving these so much that I ate 3 while they were still warm 😀
    And making a new batch again today for family and friends.
    I made below variations:
    Replaced almonds and cardamom with Choco chips

    Replaced butter with oil

    Reduced sugar qty to 1/3rd cup

    Thank you so much Ms.Manjula 🙂

      Manjula Jain
      December 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Khyati, thank you, I like and appreciate the twist to the recipes, that is fun part of cooking.

    December 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I tried these today… and for the first time I’m doing biscuits… they turned out very well… and my little baby liked them… thanku Manjula ji…

    May 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Aunty,, thank u sooooooo much for the recipe.. I tried this one today.. I had no butter, so used oil. Also reduced sugar like 1/3 cup of sugar for 1 cup flour.. The flavor I got while baking made me to eat 3 biscuits at the same time.. Really a very nice recipe.. Gonna try other biscuits from your site 🙂

      Manjula Jain
      May 18, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Sabari, thank you and making changes are always good

      December 18, 2017 at 1:21 am

      I tried the recipie. It is too hard . So kindly advice me to correct

        Manjula Jain
        December 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

        may be you did not use enough butter

    April 20, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Nice recipe..

    can we reduce quantity of butter n sugar …

      Manjula Jain
      April 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Mumtaz, try

        Tushar Gugale
        June 16, 2016 at 4:03 am

        What kind of oven I should used for make biscuits

          Manjula Jain
          June 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

          Tushar, any any traditional oven will work

    January 15, 2016 at 6:56 am


    No baking powder? How they turn crisp?

      Manjula Jain
      January 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Cookies will be crispy

    September 8, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I made the cookies, they came out very well. But i felt the sugar content is too high..next time i’ll add 1/4th cup sugar in 1 cup WW flour.
    I made slight change. Replaced 2tbsp whole wheat flour with 2 tbsp semolina and kept the dough in fridge for 1/2 hour. The cookies came out to be very crispy. Thankyou Manjula ji for the recipe..:)

      Manjula Jain
      September 9, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      shikha, sounds good

    Kasturi Kannan
    June 24, 2015 at 8:58 am

    what kind of temp adjustments can we do. I have a microwave and the max temp setting is 200

      Manjula Jain
      June 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Kasturi, sorry I dont have any idea.

      July 20, 2015 at 4:37 am

      Kasturi 360 F is equal to approximately 180 C….. Put your microwave on 180 C and continue with recipe ….

      November 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

      180 degree Celsius

    June 24, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Namaste Manjula Aunty,

    I do not have oven or OTG… Can I make this cooker… Is there any way… This reciepe is healthy and i can give it to my daughter in her tiffin. Also can we replace sugar with jaggery? If yes, the quantity?

    Thank you


      Manjula Jain
      June 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Myself I have never used cooker for baking

    Toral joshi
    June 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm


    Can we make these cookies without butter? What can be used insted of butter and ghee

    June 23, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Hello mam..2 basic queries..1.preheat oven to 360 means we set temp n let the temp teach 360 n this wd be roughly 20 mins duration or when the light turns off..sometimes it doesn’t till we switch off..

    2.keep the baking tray or grill on the middle shelf..n also while preheating the lower grill is on not upper n lower..

    June 17, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Hi Aunty,
    1 cup means 140gms??

    January 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Ma’am can you plz tell me if the temperature is for microwave cooking or for baking mode..and can I bake them in my baking tray without using a baking sheet…

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    October 16, 2014 at 5:36 am

    hi I just wanna know whether I can baje it in baking tray and tell me the temperature because as u said if I keep at 375 my cookies will become black

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    March 25, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Can we use regular wheat flour like the one we use for roti? Sujata pr laxmi?

      Manjula Jain
      March 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm


    March 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Can we use ghee instead of unsalted butter

    January 27, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Hi, Is it possible to use the microwave for these cookies? I don’t have a regular oven…thanks

    November 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    How long can we store these cookies for?

      Manjula Jain
      December 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

      For 2-3 weeks

    October 7, 2013 at 2:28 am

    The cookies came out surprisingly well…..but with a slight modification in the time and temperature……lesser will do wonders…… as a first time baker i was really excited to c those delicious cookies… thank u madam….

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    December 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Hi mam, I would like to know at what temperature to bake in an OTG? I have tried your Rasagolla and it was a success!! My husband loved it.. 🙂
    I don’t have a microwave oven.. It’s an OTG only..

    manisha diwan
    November 18, 2012 at 1:46 am

    hey can we use dalda ghee??

    September 13, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Mam ur whole wheat almond eggless cookies recipe was very nice. Can you please suggest whether we can bake these cookies in cake oven (not electrical) or cooker instead of oven? If yes, please give me the instructions how to follow in baking the cookies in cake oven/cooker.

    September 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Can I bake the cookies in a baking tray instead of cookies sheet..Is there anything I need to take care of if using a baking tray?

    September 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Can I replace almonds with choco chips 🙂 ?

      Manjula Jain
      September 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

      sound good

        September 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        Thanks a lot..

    balvinder kaur
    September 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Tell me right temperature ,in grill microwave ?

    kiranjot kaur
    August 28, 2012 at 3:35 am

    i just wanted to ask u that apnay microwave oven use kiya hai na..if yes than hum microwave may ungreesed sheet daal saktay hai na..

    kiranjot kaur
    August 28, 2012 at 3:28 am

    me very impressed to see this vedio of making cookies..

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    June 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Found your recipe on Sin-A-Mon’s log…Decided to bake them last night & i am very very impressed…just love it 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    shri priya
    June 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    hi manjula aunty,

    i tried these cookies today and they came out fantastic!!! thanks so much for an easy delicious recipe without eggs or baking powder/soda. i do not have a cookie sheet so i lined my cake pan with some aluminum foil and baked them. and they came out perfect, although i had to bake in three batches. but the good thing is that the house was filled with the aroma of butter and elaichi for long 🙂 an excellent option for snacks with tea, especially on a rainy day 🙂

    April 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Manjula Aunty,
    These cookies are absolutely mind blowing and vegetarian all the same!
    I could not believe how easy they are to make and how yummy they turned out.
    Thanks a ton! I made a jar full at home and they disappeared in no time. They have a slight nan khatai feel to them which makes them taste Indian and super delish!!

    April 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    hi manjula i learn cooking just from u thank u god bless u

    March 12, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I was craving something sweet tonight but didn’t really have much in the pantry (no white flour, brown sugar, etc.) and no eggs. I scoured the internet for a cookie recipe that could work for what I did have on hand and I finally found this one. It seemed too good to be true so I wasn’t expecting much, so I was really surprised when the first batch came out… they were delicious, and even more wonderful with a mug of tea! This simple recipe is one for the books! Thanks a bunch, these cookies made my night.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Manjula aunty,

    I’ve always loved all ur recipes.
    Recently I wanted to bake cookies, and I tried out this recipe.. some how my cookies tend to burn on the bottom.. although I follow the timing and measurements carefully!

    Please tell me the brand name of the baking sheet you used and where you got it from?.. so tht I will try baking with that one..
    thank you,

    January 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    How are u? I love your recipes.. I had already tried many of your awesome recipes and big thanks for that.. today I made wheat almond cookies but my cookies didn’t turn as good as yours.. they didn’t expand.. I don’t know why.. I did exactly same as you said. Any pointers on what may be missing or cautions to be taken are highly appreciated.

    Thanks a ton

    November 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I love your recipes Aunty. I just made these cookies…. and I amazed myself how good they came out to be. So simple but great. So, next time I have craving for cookies/biscuits and I don’t have any at home….I’ll simply make some by mysefl !!! 😀

    September 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Great recipe.

    Just wanted to know how to store these cookies? At room temperature or in the refrigerator? Also, how long do they last i.e. without getting spoiled?


    September 20, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Hello Manjula aunty/ Jaya,
    I am planning to make these cookies today, could you please tell me if I can use rolled oats instead of almonds with cinnamon instead of cardamom? Also, can I use ghee instead of butter?
    Please reply soon!

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    August 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hello Manjula Aunty,

    I have tried the cookies today, they have been AWESOME!!! my son (3yrs old) helped me in mixing the ingredients and they were ready in no time… It is a very easy recipe. I liked it so much for one more reason, as i am a Jain and don’t take egg, this is awesome, especially for the Daslakshan Parv and Bhado’s month!!!


    August 5, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Hello aunty,
    i tried these cookies today, the taste n texture came out great, however the cookies didn’t increase their size 🙁 why so & what do u think went wrong?

    July 25, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Hai Manjula Aunty,
    I baked these biscuits today. They came out great. Thank you for such an easy & tasty recipe.

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    July 10, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Hi Manjula aunty all ur recipes r very good. I have tried many.But these biscuits are just excellent.

    June 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

    can i make cookies and cakes in microwave grill oven if yes then how [lease tell me soon

      Manjula Jain
      June 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      I have never used microwave grill oven so I cannot tell you what to do, but if you try you should let us know the results so other could benefit.

    Parminder Kaur
    April 15, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Dear Manjula ji,

    Can we put Desi Ghee instead of unsalted butter.

    Pls reply soon.


    April 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    These are so easy and very tasty. Thank you for sharing this recipe, and we will be trying a few more on here.

    Liane Abert
    March 29, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Hi Sebastine,

    One cup is equal to eight ounces.

    One ounce is equal to 28.35 grams …..so 8 ounces ( 1 cup ) is equal to 226.80 grams.

    The best website if you are not familiar with convertins is

    It converts everything you could ever imagine… maybe Manjula can use it when everyone asks for conversions in the future.. I refer to it regularly.

    I hope that this helps!

    March 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    hello maam
    iam new to this site.but would like to try ur recipes.
    can you tell me how much does 1 cup measure in grams?

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    It came out great..I like the flavour of ilaichi in it…it tastes like our mawa mithai.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

    for the recipe of wheat flour biscuit eggless ones,can the be made in pan or by any other method without using oven or OTG.my oven is not working and i just have to try it soon

    January 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Dear Aunty,

    I have tried these cookies and it was awesome.Can we do the same cookies with All Purpose Flour instead of wheat flour?

    Liane Albert
    January 7, 2011 at 9:51 am


    You always have good advice too – although my comment now doesn’t necessarily have to do with the burning issues she is describing another important thing to think of when baking cookies is to not overbake them – although, if you do overbake them, then yes, they will burn. It’s more for people who might not be so familiar with baking.

    But also, it’s important not to overbake cookies because once you take them out of a hot oven, the pan is still hot and they will continue to bake slightly once they are taken out. it’s important to let them sit on the sheet for a short time and then put them on a rack to finish cooling – either that or follow the recipe directions for once they are out of the oven. Sometimes what happens is people will take cookies out of the oven, see that it isn’t “set” and thinking that they aren’t done, put them back in the oven until they are overcooked. It’s a very common mistake when new to baking.

    Also, another good tip when baking cookies is to make sure and use a cool cookie sheet. Don’t take cookies out of the oven, remove them from the pan and immediately put new dough on the still warm sheet. Let the pan cool down and then put the dough on. This helps the cookie not to expand and “melt” and winds up with a denser cookie as opposed to a very thin cookie.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I made the cookie as per recipe but in less then 10 mins it started burning from bottom and its not baked from top…can u tell me what i shuld do

      January 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Supriya, probably the problem is your baking sheet is too thin. For cookies to bake properly, you need a good quality, heavy weight baking sheet. The fact that they were burning on the bottom before the rest of the cookie, sounds like the baking sheet (aka cookie sheet) is the problem.

      Another possible cause is your oven is too hot. Although you set the heat at 350 degrees, ovens can vary 25 to 50 degrees different from each other.

      If the cookie sheet isn’t the problem, try baking them at 325 instead and see if that fixes the problem.

      Good luck.

        Manjula Jain
        January 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        Ihank you.

        January 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

        Thanks jaya

    January 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I made this almond cookies and it’s turn out realy good my kids and i love this cookies. even my parents love this,too Thanks for great recipes.

    December 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I made this .. They were done within two days. Really delicious. I used Almond meal from Tarder Joe’s. Didnt need milk at all when the butter is at room temperature. Thank You Aunty for your wonderful recipes.

    November 13, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Is whole wheat flour same as ‘ghehu ka atta’?

      December 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

      yes it is same

    November 6, 2010 at 1:06 am


    i am new to cooking. i tried the cloves version.
    i use an OTG. should there be any change to the recipe for it?
    i find that mine tasted good, but got burnt from below and slightly uncooked from top. what am i doing wrong?


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    October 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I made these cookies today. They tasted pretty good. I hardly needed any milk. I also tried a batch with half almond meal and half cup whole wheat flour. That came out good too:)

    October 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Jaijinendra aunty,

    I just baked these cookies & my home is filled with the sweet aroma but in just 15 min ,my cookies turned little bit black from the bottom.
    Do we have to decrease the temperature after putting cookies in the oven.

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

    nandita suresh
    October 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I think the cookies are not expanding b’coz it doesn’t have baking soda in it, I added a pinch of baking soda & instead of almonds I used chocolate chips, the cookies were wonderful crunchy & tasty! Thanks to Manjula aunty!

      October 5, 2010 at 2:21 am

      i tried these cookies myself and they did expand…as it is also mention in one of the previous reply i would like to mention again…it is better to keep the butter out of the fridge well in advance so it becomes soft rather than melting it 🙂

        Manjula Jain
        October 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm

        Sorry, it should be 1/4 cup of water may be spoon less or more.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Hi Manjula, it was awesome!!!!! Can u pls also suggest a recipe for wheat bran cookies? Thanks. God bless you 🙂

    August 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    hi, it was good in taste .. but cookies didnt expand

    August 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Hello aunty,
    cookies were really good in taste but didn’t rise/expand at all…i wonder which flour you use? I exactly followed your ingredients. Thankyou, Api

    August 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    MANJULA! hru?? Good, i hope. I was just wondering, what can we make with ROLLED OATS? Make a video on it please (:
    Thanks, i love you XD

    August 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    hi, i was just wondering, what kind of oil can we replace with the unsalted butter? thanks in advance :).

    August 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    it was good in taste .. but cookies didnt expand .

      September 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      hi, i know you melt the butter. do not melt the butter.it should be at room temp.if you melt the butter and put it in the ingredients,then cookies will not be expand.

    August 15, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Hi manjula. I have whole wheat at home. I was wondering if i put them in the blender and try to make it in a powder would that work and be suitable for the cookie making?
    Hope to hear from you soon.

      Liane Albert
      August 16, 2010 at 6:20 am

      I do a lot of baking and I do not think that trying to grind “whole wheat” at home using a kitchen blender will make a flour even close to suitable enough for making cookies with. A blender would not have the grinding capacity for taking a whole grain and grinding it fine enough into “flour” I think it would wind up being a waste of time, energy and resources to even try. I am not trying to be critical but I would hate to see you go through a lot of work and effort to have it not come out ok.

      August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Take the wheat to a bakery where they are more likely to have the industrial quality grinders.

      If you have wheat at home without a grinder, then what do you do with the wheat? Just curious.

    Sowmya Rajesha
    August 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Aunty………
    I tried this recipe….and the cookies came out very very delicious………
    All my family enjoyed the cookies……….especially my son Keshav.
    He is telling a special thanks to you

    August 11, 2010 at 5:48 am

    hi manjula,

    i tried this cookie this evening n during the process of baking i was very excitedly waiting for my cookies to bake but then it didnt cook in 18 minutes. so i kept still 2 minutes ,but it didnt stil cook ….then i thought may be it might become crispy when i let it cool outside…..but then wen it cooled it was very soft from inside so i thought of keeping back again …..again i kept for 10 minutes but still it did not turn golden brown instead it was whitish a sort of creamish……i used cooker range with medium heat in the middle rack( i dont have temperarture reading in my cooking range instead i have timer)……can u say wer i went wrong plz manjula i want to try this again and see bcoz i likeeeeee cookies…..tnk u for ur time

      August 11, 2010 at 10:37 am

      Archana, since you don’t have a temperature reading in your oven baking anything will be a problem. Go to a store that sells cooking supplies and buy an oven thermometer! You place on the same rack that you will be baking on and you can monitor the temperature of your oven. If you have a glass window in your oven it’s even easier because you can see the temperature without opening the door.

      Once the temperature is where you want it, avoid opening the oven door as this will release heat and drop the temperature briefly.

      From what you have described, the oven was not hot enough.

        August 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm

        hey jaya tnk u for ur time n tnk u for ur tips too……

    August 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Aunty,

    I tried out this recipe the taste of the cookies were great, but it did not expand as it did for you. Should I use baking powder for this? Please give us some more baking recipes like salted crackers as it would not need oil and would be good for the health too.


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    July 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    hi aunty,

    this recipe looks good..i have one doubt..dont we need baking soda for cookies? will it expand without this?

    July 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Cardamom is used a lot in Indian cooking, particularly desserts. Sure, you can substitute it but the flavor will be different.
    It should be available in most stores

    July 22, 2010 at 12:14 am

    hello mam,

    can u tell me can we bake this cookies in basic microwave oven .n what it take how many minutes it take in microwave oven please tel me mam

    July 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Hello….would you please tell me the calorie content of the almond eggless cookies….also what is cordamom seed and where would I buy it…in local grocery stores??? Can it be substituted with anything else?? Thank you, Paula

    July 3, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    hello mam,
    can we bake this cookie in microwave oven . If it is possible how long we bake in microwave?

    June 22, 2010 at 5:24 am

    hi , i tried this recipe , instead of cardamom powder , i used vanilla essence and almond flavouring …needless to say the cookies were delicious and crispy !!

    June 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Please let me know if you use any tool to chop/slice dry fruits. Yours are always perfect.

    June 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    hello Manjula aunty,

    I love your recipes. What is the shelf life of these cookies? Can u please briefly list other recipes with high shelf life. I need to send some snacks with high shelf life to my younger brother. Thanks in advance.


      Manjula Jain
      June 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Hello Geeta,
      You can keep all these listed recipes and more can be stored more then month if they are stored in air tight container, Desan Para, Gujhia shakker para, Mathri, whole wheat cookies, almond burfi cashew burfi, masala peanuts and more

        June 11, 2010 at 11:58 pm

        Manjula aunty,
        I had exact same question about the shelf-life of these cookies.
        Does the air tight container needs to be stored in fridge or at room temperature like shakkar pares?

          Manjula Jain
          June 12, 2010 at 12:03 am

          Container needs to be stored at room temperature.

    May 31, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Mam, I can get some salty cookies recipe,contains no sugar as snacks?

      May 31, 2010 at 9:06 am

      You should try making “matris”. They are yummy and have no sugar. The recipe is here on this site.

    May 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

    hi anuty

    can i replace whole wheat flour with whole wheat pastry flour ?


    May 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Aunty, This recipe turned out awesome. You are just great, Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. I just cant beleive I made biscuits @ home that too so simple yet delicious. My hubby and me love biscuits and spent dollars all these days. Hence forth this is going to be a staple food in my kitchen. Will try Naan Khatai as well. Hope you dont mind when I say this “Love you so much Aunty”.

    May 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you aunty ji very much for such a delicious recipe…i made the whole wheat almond cookies yday and the cookies came out very tasty. and its very easy recipe i have come across the internet. I am big fan of all your recipes. Thank you so much! Have a great time.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Hello Manjula aunty,

    Thank you very very much for this recipe. I love atta biscuits. This is perfect. Its a big big hit in my family. Everyone seems to love it so much that I end up making jars full each week for distribution ONLY.. I am very happy that my family is loving and send me text messages asking if I could bake some. I have made these biscuits atleast 12 times in the last one month. However, there is a request from my family members asking me to make the biscuits a bit softer ( if possible).. Is there a way aunty?? Its not that they are complaining about the crunchy cookies but they would love soft cookies if possible. Any help??


    April 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I tried this receipe with slight variations:
    Added 4 cloves(crushed).The taste was great and the aroma of clove acted as an air freshner.
    Used a combination of half butter and half oil (sunflower) in the dough.Cookies were more crisp after cooling.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:28 am

    hi manjula aunty ‘m avid viewer of ur recipe……….they r really good …I tried this recipe in microwave oven with convection mode @250 degrees(max)..it took 25 mins…and the cookies didn’t spread as ur ‘s were……could u plz tell me the reason where I went wrong…………

      April 29, 2010 at 12:19 am

      plz manjula aunty reply to my mail…………..

        April 29, 2010 at 4:00 am

        Vilekha, recheck the recipe for the temperature. You cooked them at over 100 degrees LESS than what you should have. That’s why after 25 minutes, nothing happened. Your oven was too cool.

        Make sure too that you are using the Fahrenheit measurement. It’s 360 degrees F, not C.

    hello majula
    April 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

    i want to know the cup measurment in terms of grams

    so 1Cup 0f ur’s will b equal to ..?, since when i tried onces but dough was become very soft and i was not able to make cookies.

    So plz help.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    hi aunty:
    am gonna check out ur recipe as I recently bought my OTG .. this is gonna be my first OTG recipe !… if i dont have cookie sheets, can i use Aluminium foil on my baking tray and grease it???
    Pls reply ASAP…


      Manjula Jain
      April 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Kal, use aluminium foil.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I tried this recipe but somehow when I made the dough I was not able to knead it properly. I think there was a lot of butter and also
    i tried cookies with the right measurements,but my cookies burnt from bottom it didnt even spread nicely i dont know wat the problem cud be,well it cud have burned bcoz of all ovens r different but otherwise..i donno wat went wrong plz.help.

      May 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

      plz reply me

        Manjula Jain
        May 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

        I have never used microwave to do any baking so it is difficult for me to suggest.

          May 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

          hi aunty

          i m having the same oven which u have. plz could u give me help for how to use it. for how much time it is to b pre heated

            May 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

            plz if u give me some baking tips. nd also how to use dis oven

    April 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hello aunty,

    I tried this recipe but somehow when I made the dough I was not able to knead it properly. I think there was a lot of butter.
    Please advice.

    April 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    hello aunty
    i tried ur cookies with the right measurements,but my cookies burnt from bottom and wasnt even crispy…it dint even spread nicely i donno wat the problem cud be,well it cud have burned bcoz of all ovens r different but otherwise..i donno wat went wrong plz.help.

      April 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      Hey amy,Low down your oven to 320F as Jaya said.I made nankhatai once with manjula’s recepie but they came out exactly how ur describing they were ery hard to chew though.So one of my friend suggested to replace butter with ghee.Here also I think if u’ll use ghee of same amount instead of butter ur dish will be awesome.

        April 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

        hie Maddy..
        thx a lot for your reply.
        I think i was making the cookies for the first time…and dint understand the colour darkness of the cookie,may be waiting for the cookie to get darker i let it cook for a lill longer…i even got the burnt smell quiker but i ignored and it got burnt from bottom,but when i removed n cooled it down it was just so wonderful…only keepin it for longer and waiting for the color to change spoilt my cookie…i threw all of them..and i m making with butter again 2day…will reply u once again its cooked perfectly…..:)

    April 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Manjula aunty,

    Yesterday i tried this cookie and it came out really good. My hubby liked it very much. I have tried many of your recipes which have all turned out very well. thanks for all your recipes aunty great cooking and really i have become a great fan of your dishes manjula aunty.

    Thank u so much .

    April 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Hello Aunty, Tried this recipe yesterday and it was yum. And Thanks to jaya for baking tips, it was helpful in determining the right time to remove from oven.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Sonal, cookies that are burnt on the edges but uncooked in the center could be from too high of oven heat (each oven registers temp a little differently) and/or the cookie sheet is too thin and therefore gets too hot.

    Try reducing your oven temp to 325 degrees (IMO 360 is too high). Also check your cookie sheet. It should have a nice heaviness too it. Hope this helps. 🙂

    April 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hello Manjula Aunty,
    I tried the recipe with 1/3 cup splenda (instead of sugar). The cookies turned out pretty good. It tasted really good but was a little sweet so maybe next time I will try a little less splenda. However, the cookies were a little uncooked in the center but almost burnt on the sides and bottom; do you have any suggestions for that? The taste was awesome especially with a light taste of the cardamom seeds. This is truly a great website. I appreciate what you do for us younger Indian generations away from India. Thanks so much.

    sandhya jain
    March 31, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    hi manjulaji i remember my mom makes this kind of biscuits n we eat 4to 5at a time thanks for this recipe i will try all surely

    Seroja Manoj
    March 30, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Dear aunty,
    Have tried out several of you recipes and needless to say they have turned out great ! Thanks to you…I would like to know what is gud substitute for butter since my husband loves to munch on these and i have to watch his cholestrol…yes i’m writing from India

    Jay Sandhu
    March 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Aunty ji, just want to tell you that you are awesome, love all of your recepies, can you please give us the recepie for bdana, (similar to boondi but bigger)


      Jay Sandhu
      April 22, 2010 at 9:10 am

      Dear Manjula aunti can you give us the recepie for bdana and sevyia, thanks so much, you r awsome god bless you

    March 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Hello Manjula aunty,
    How are you doing?
    I have been visiting your website lately and wanted to try the Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies. I love your website and your recipes.
    I want to substitute sugar with splenda or sweet & low, what should I do? Please advise.


      Manjula Jain
      March 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Sonal,
      I have never tried with splenda, try it and let us know, usually I find splenda little more sweet then sugar, instead using 1/2 cup sugar try with 1/3 cup splenda and use little more cardamom because that hides the smell and after taste effect. Good luck!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Well yours is a very good site.It definitely makes one want to cook.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Hi aunty,

    I tried the cookies they turn out yum… just one question…. mine didn’t come out chewy as chocolate chip cookies, instead they are crispy(not hard). though I like the textute, I just want to confirm how they shld be chewy or crispy… please let me know….


      Manjula Jain
      March 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

      These cookies should be crispy.

        March 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

        Thanks for the reply… My kids are loving these cookies….I will make them often…. Thanks a lot for such a good recipe…..

    March 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Can we substitute any other nuts instead of almonds?

      Manjula Jain
      March 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      Yes you can try with different nuts, I use sometime walnuts.

        March 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm

        Thanks for your reply

    March 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

    hello Manjula Aunty,

    today i tried your cookies recipe but they came out very hard. i don’t know what went wrong. maybe i kept it a little longer like 4 to 5 minutes more than your timming because i want to make it alittle brownish in colour. i used swad whole wheat flour. please tell me what was wrong in my method.

      March 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      Neena, you overcooked the cookies. Remove them from the oven just when the edges start to darken slightly. They will firm up as they cool once removed from the oven. If they have browned on top, they’re already overbaked and will be hard.

        March 17, 2010 at 7:19 am

        hello Jaya,

        thanks a lot for your reply. next time when i’ll try i’ll take out the cookies little earlier. i was already thinking that maybe Manjula Aunty gets the time or not but you are going to definitely reply my problem because you always reply others also. great job Jaya!!!!
        thank again!
        a little personal question, are you Manjula aunty’s daughter?

          March 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

          LOL – no, we are not related and actually we have never met. I have been cooking and baking for a long time and it’s hard to resist replying to questions/problems. Hope the next batch of cookies turns out well! 🙂

    March 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Hello Manjula Aunty,

    I’m new to cooking & ur website is very helpful for me.I have tried few of ur recipes & they came out very good.Thank you for ur recipes.
    Your cookies look delicious & i want to try them.But i dont know how to use oven.I have electric oven,it looks same as urs.
    Can you plz tell me how to use it?

    March 14, 2010 at 6:36 am

    No baking soda!!??

    March 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Hi mam,
    Thank u so much for a wonderful receipe like this.what will happen if I add egg to this while making dough.

      Manjula Jain
      March 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm

      Hi Devipriya,
      I do not use eggs.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Aunty ji

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I got the passion for cooking and baking seeing your website. I am trying out the cookies now… came out delicious.

    March 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Manjula Aunty,

    I tried your cookies today.It came out soooooo good.Very simple recipe without using many ingredients and mixer too.I had a feeling of eating a milk sweet infact and the touch of cardamom made this cookies more special.Thank you very much aunty.

    March 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

    these cookies are simply delicious..gr88 recipie..Healthy too..
    Thanks much for sharing this aunty

    Mamta Garg
    March 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Hello Aunty. U r really helping us. Being new starters in cooking, your recipes are wonderful. May god bless u and ur family. Please post punjabi pinni recipe.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    hello aunty,ur recipes r very easy.it comes out gr8.i want to ask can we use salted butter or margrine. please reply soonnnnn.

      Manjula Jain
      March 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Hi Manju,
      I have never tried the margarine, unsalted butter works better.

    Hi Manjula madam,
    March 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I tried this and it comes out good.Thanks a lot for a wonderful receipe like this.

    March 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Can I use oil in place of butter? Because my husband is elergetic to butter.
    Please give me advise thanks for the recipe. I will be waiting for your reply.

      March 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

      hai deepika u can use desi ghee or clarrified butter instead of butter it will be work

        March 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm

        He is elergetic to milk products. I cannot use anything related to milk.Thanks for the immediate response.

    nandita suresh
    March 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Hello Aunty… thank u for such a great recipe… everybody in my family enjoyed these cookies.

    March 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Thank you for posting these wonderful easy-to-follow recipes. Your demonstrations bring them to life and have helped my cooking immensely.

    March 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Hello Aunty,

    Can I use soya flour intead of wheak flour?

    Deepti Pareek
    March 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Manjula Aunty, my parents are very picky eaters and they are “shudh shakahari.” Thanks for your ‘satvik’ recipes which do not require any onion or garlic. You are the best cook I know!

    March 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hello aunty,

    I tried these cookies with the atta which I use for making chapathis,It turned out a littke hard…should I have to change the flour?

      Manjula Jain
      March 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Hello Ram,
      I like to use whole wheat flour may be needed to use little more milk.

    March 8, 2010 at 6:45 am

    hi aunty,
    easy recipe…:)i like to try it…can i use all purpose flour for substitute for whloe wheat flour..pls reply..

    March 6, 2010 at 11:58 am

    hi aunty

    thanks for wonderful recipe…..

    if i want to make oatmeal cookie…what kind of oats required for cookie and where can i get it?plz reply me


    March 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I normally get whole wheat for rotis from the local health store. This has a higher fiber content compared to the Indian atta. Will this work? They also have something called whole wheat pastry flour -do you think this would be better?

    March 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Easy to make and delicious to eat! Thanks!

    March 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Hello aunty,

    I tried your recipe today and it turned out really wonderful. Thanks for your wonderful recipe..

    greek girl from queens
    March 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Namaste Manjulaji – Thank you for another wonderful how-to video. Your videos give me great confidence – beginning with the first one I tried on my own, for chapattis. I cannot wait to make these cookies.

    Except for the shape of them, they remind me very much of a special traditional Greek and Turkish tea biscuit that my grandmother used to make for us when we were children. She shaped them not into a ball, but into a circular, bagel-like shape. She sometimes made them with almonds, adding orange juice and star anise. In the Sephardic (Greek Jewish) tradition, they are known as biscotios, but my grandmother used a different word altogether, pronounced ‘KLOOTH ya,’ but unfortunatley, I’ve no idea how to spell it, and what the exact recipe is.

    Forgive me…I’m rabbitting on and on. I just wanted to say bahut shukriya, once again, for another brilliant recipe and video.

    March 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for your simple and easy recipes…….

    March 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Hello Aunty,
    I am from Martinique and I live in France, and I look at all your recipes in the last 2 years. Your site is wonderful.
    The recipes I have tried, have fun with my family several Occasions especially Nan Katai!
    I am soon to try the cookies … because today is my birthday, so it’s the only thing my friend lets me do in the kitchen!

    Thank you and see you soon

    March 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    yummy yummy- thanks a lot- now you got me an idea for a sweet treat without eggs.

    March 3, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I tried this…and its yummy..n perfect.
    thanku so much.

    March 3, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Hello Aunty,

    Can we use Indian based whole wheat flour for this? Thank you so much.

      Manjula Jain
      March 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Smitha,
      Yes any whole wheat flour will work.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:09 am

    namastey aunty,

    Thax for the wonderful recipe…definitely i m going to try it today..
    i think my kids will love it..wow..looks so yummy..
    i have all the ingredients so cant wait..and will tell u later how it comes up..

    March 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Hello aunty,

    I am staying in UK and hence the butter doesnt become soft even if i keep it outside. Can i melt the butter and then add it to the wheat flour ? Or can you please suggest me some other way to do it ?

      March 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

      Priya, talk to people who work in the bakery of some local stores and ask for their advice. Melting the butter will make a mess. There must be a brand of butter that will soften at room temperature after a few hours because they do baking in UK and would need that kind of butter. Good luck.

    March 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    hi aunty,

    i just saw your cookie recipe.thankyou so much for such an easy recipe. i will definitely going to try this.and will tell how it comes up!
    thanks again.

    Jayanthi Ramesh
    March 3, 2010 at 9:00 am

    hi manjula
    can u give the recipe for cake and eggless cake?thanks a lot for ur recipes..i tried a few…….they came out well.

      March 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

      There is an eggless pineapple cake recipe posted on the website.

    March 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Hi Aunty
    Thanks for posting cookie receipe.Today i will try this receipe.Thank you so much.

    March 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

    i have been waiting for it so long now..its months now that i can see on ur website upcoming malpua receipe..Auntyji when is your malpua receipe comming!!

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