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Friday, December 25, 2015

Cumin Cookies (Egg-less) | Jeera Biscuits

Today I am here with Cumin cookies recipe. These are cumin flavored salt cookies that are made in Indian bakery style. These cookies are easy to make and are egg free. The ingredients are mixed and the dough is rolled into a log and chilled for about 30 minutes and then the log is sliced and the slices are baked for about 15 minutes. When the cookies are cooled, they are ready. No other special technique is required for this cookie. They make a perfect combination for tea.

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Cumin Cookies without egg (Egg-less Jeera biscuits)

This recipe of Indian bakery style cumin flavored salt cookies (egg-less) is one of the easy to follow recipes. Prep time (including chilling time of 30mins):   Baking time:   Total time:
Yield: about 24 cookies

Ingredients :

  • Cumin : 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Unsalted Butter : 1/2 cup (room temperature)
  • Powdered Sugar : 1/4 cup
  • Salt : 1/2 teaspoon
  • All Purpose Flour : 1 1/4 cup
  • Milk : 1 tablespoon

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Instructions :

  1. Dry roast cumin seeds till a slight aroma comes. Take care not to burn it.
  2. Beat butter and powdered sugar well. Then add salt and mix well.
  3. Add flour little by little and keep mixing, now add roasted cumin and a tablespoon of milk and mix till the dough comes together.
  4. Shape the dough into a log, cover it with parchment paper and roll it to get smooth edges in the sides and then keep it in freezer for about 30 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 325 F/ 170 C / 150 Fan / Gas Mark 3. Prepare the cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  6. Now take the log and then slice it about 1/4" thick. Arrange the slices in the prepared cookie sheet and then bake for about 15 - 18 minutes till the edges are slightly golden.
  7. Let it cool and store it in airtight container.

Notes :

  1. If you don't like to bite into whole cumin in the cookies, you can gently crush them and add to the cookie dough.
  2. The baking time varies with each oven. Also based on the thickness of the slices the baking time will vary. My cookies were ready in about 17 minutes.
  3. The cookies will be slightly soft when taken out of the oven. But on cooling they will get the right texture.
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  1. If i bake this cookies, i wont stop munching them..ultimate they are.

  2. These are so addictive especially for this season

  3. What a great looking cookie..Love it with some tea..Yumm

  4. Wow, I've never used cumin in anything but savory dishes. Time to start thinking "out of the box".

  5. Really crunchy and apt with a cup of black tea...

  6. These are my kind of cookies, I must give this a try

  7. these look so wonderful and buttery!

  8. These look great! I love the idea of cumin in them. I've never tried cumin in a sweet before. This sounds like fun.

  9. We are all about Indian food these days in our house as hubby just came back from India with a lot of spices! These cookies sound delish and a must-try for me!

  10. A very easy recipe, must try it with cumin. Sounds perfect with tea.

  11. I have loved these cookies for years! They are so unusual but heavenly!

  12. I love cumin in cooking but have never used it in baking. Your cookies sound so intriguing...a must try for sure!

  13. How fun to add cumin in cookies. They must be very tasty!

  14. I'm a big fan of cumin and so I think I would absolutely love these cookies!

  15. Love this savory cookies a lot, looks great ! Neat Pics Divya !

  16. Looks like a dream come true tea time! Awesome

  17. I love cumin cookies and these looks just perfect.

  18. I love sweet and savory! Cumin in a cookie is a new idea to me. BEAUTIFUL!

  19. love the pics - and cookies must be great with a cup of tea

  20. Such a flavorful and delicious looking cumin cookies. Lovely clicks.

  21. I love these cumin biscuits..you have got it baked so perfectly!


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