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Jeera Cookies recipe
Prep Time
30min
Cook Time
15min
Total Time
45min

Jeera Cookies, also known as Jeera Biscuits, Cumin Cookies, or Roasted Cumin Shortbread Cookies, is a delightful blend of sweet and savoury flavours. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them an ideal choice for a quick breakfast, a snack for your travels, or...

Ingredients

24 Servings
(1 serving = 1 cookie)
  • 2cups
    All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2tsp
    Salt
  • 1/2tsp
    Baking Powder
  • 1/4tsp
    Baking Soda
  • 1/2cup
    Oil
  • 1/3cup
    Sugar
  • 1 1/4tbsp
    Cumin Seeds
  • 1/3cup
    Milk

How to make Jeera Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda until well combined.

  3. Slightly roast the cumin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Let them cool slightly, then add them to the flour mixture and mix well.

  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk the oil and sugar until well combined using a hand whisk or a mixer at low speed. Add the milk and mix until smooth.

  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing gently with a spatula or your hands to form a soft dough. Avoid over-kneading the dough. If it feels too dry, gradually add more milk until it reaches the right consistency.

    Step 1.1: Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing gently with a spatula or your hands to form a soft dough
  6. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.

  7. Take small portions of the dough and roll them into balls about the size of a walnut. Gently press each ball down to flatten it slightly.

    Step 1.1: Take small portions of the dough and roll them into balls about the size of a walnut
  8. Place the flattened dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown. The centres may appear slightly soft but will firm up as they cool.

  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Step 1.1: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely
    Step 1.2: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely
  11. Store the Jeera Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Step 1.1: Store the Jeera Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature
  12. Enjoy these Jeera Cookies with a cup of tea as a delightful evening snack!

Tips & Tricks

  1. Baking times may vary as every oven is different, so keep a close eye on the cookies to prevent them from overbaking.

  2. Leave some space between each cookie on the baking sheet to allow for spreading during baking.

  3. These cookies are perfect as an evening snack with your favourite hot beverage.

  4. Pack them for a quick snack during travel or a busy day.

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Leena Kohli

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