Who doesn’t love to munch on cookies? With tea you need cookies, we munch while preparing lunch, kids love to find them in lunch box and cookies are also a wonderful gift option. Remember those round plastic jars of tiny hexagon shaped salt cookies with cumin/caraway(jeera/ajwain) flavors. I used to like those tiny cookies a lot. They were really good munching snack and are still available in a few shops. But in my house we have completely stopped buying cookies and so now I have to always bake them – either salty or sweet cookies.
Initially, I used to bake cookies with butter only, but now as my daughter Apoorva can’t have so much fat, I thought of adding oil with some quantity of butter. Surprisingly, with a combo of oil and butter cookies came out really well.
I have used both white and wheat flour and for some crunch added chiroti rava/suji (semolina). Chiroti rava has very tiny granules compared to regular rava. If you can’t find chiroti rava, use regular rava.
Instead of cumin, you can use any other spice of your choice. Try this recipe and I am sure you are going to love these cookies.
I have a few more posts on cookies in the blog. You can have a look at them too!!
Wheat flour cookies with Jaggery
Nankhatai (Cookies with clarified butter)
Eggless Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Eggless Wheat Flour Stained Glass Cookies
Kalkal/kulkul (Indian Christmas Cookies)
Wheat Flour Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Caramal Sauce
Before starting the process, check the following post on the basics of baking cookies. This post might be helpful in solving some of your problems with baking cookies.
Basics of baking – Cookies (Tips and tricks on how to bake cookies)
Maida 1/2 cup
Wheat flour 1/2 cup
Chiroti rava 1 tbsp
Baking powder 1/2tsp
Powdered sugar 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 +1/4 tsp
Butter 30 gm
Olive oil 3 tbsp
Milk 5 tbsp
Collect wheat flour, white flour, rava and salt in a bowl and mix them together.
In another bowl take butter and cream it. Add oil and mix it nicely.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients from another bowl and mix. It will be a little crumbled mixture in the beginning. Keep adding milk, 1 tbsp milk at a time till it comes together as a dough.
Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment or butter paper and cut cookies in any desired shape with the help of cookie cutter.
Spread parchment paper on baking plate and arrange cookies. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees until cookies become light brown in colour.