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Jeera Cookies / Cumin Cookies / Eggless Roasted Cumin Biscuits

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Fresh from the oven these little salty and sweet cookies flavored with the earthy sweetness cumin is so Yum! I love to have my evening tea which is usually a green tea with homemade cookies or tea cakes.
I keep trying different recipes from muma's notebook or from the internet, but now planning to put them in the blog one by one. So today I am sharing easy to assemble jeera cookies recipe.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Recipe Taste Crunchy
Servings 4


  • 1 cup all purpose flour + 2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp milk optional


  • In a pan, dry roast the cumin seeds till they are slightly brown and fragrant, this takes around 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the icing sugar and unsalted butter with the hand blender, until both are incorporated well.
  • Now, sieve in the flour in butter-sugar mix and add salt.
  • Mix well so that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add cumin seeds & baking powder and make a soft dough with your hand.
  • Add milk (if required) little by little to bring together the cookie dough.I have used milk while making my batch of cookies.
  • Set the dough for about 10 minutes.
  • Now line your baking tray with parchment or butter paper and keep aside.
  • Pre heat your oven at 180 degree celsius (350 F) for about 10-12 minutes.
  • No dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough sprinkle the left over cumin seeds and cut the cookies in desired shape and size.
  • Place the cookies on the lined baking tray. See that there is some gap between the cookies while you place them on the tray.
  • Keep the cookies in refrigerator for 5- 10 minutes.
  • Now bake the cookies in pre heated oven at 180 degree celsius for 14 -15 minutes till they are slight golden from the bottom.
  • Place the cookies on the wired rack to cool completely.
  • Store in the air tight container.
  • Voila , your cookies are ready to serve with green tea or masala chai or just with a glass of milk to your kids as evening snack.


  • The baking time may vary depending upon the thickness and size of the cookies. Also temperature varies from oven to oven.
  • Use butter at room temperature.
  • If using salted butter, skip adding butter while making a dough.
  • You can add semi crushed cumin seeds if you do not like the whole cumin seeds.
  • You can add chili or herbs for extra spice.
  • If you want your cookies to be crisp, bake for some extra minutes. For me I baked them little less for slightly soft cookies.
  • The cookies will be slightly soft when your take them out of the oven but will be perfect after cooking.
  • I have used medium cookie cutter and got 15 cookies.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 355 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 159 mg | Potassium: 70 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 734 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 33 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Paarulz Kitchen
Paarulz Kitchen

Hi! I am Paarul.I am a food enthusiast and passionate about cooking delicious Indian food as a part of everyday busy life.

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