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June 18, 2012


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This is my second post on cookies/ biscuits. After trying multi grain nankhatai , I got the confidence of making varieties of cookies. I got this eggless almond cookies recipe from here.. Thanks a lot Anu, it tasted great. We loved it so much. I have done this badam biscuits thrice so far. When I tried this recipe for the first time i dint have butter in hand. So i just replaced the butter with cooking oil doubtfully. But to my surprise, it tasted great.

I started making it with cooking oil every time. I halved the original recipe and tried for the first time , but then I adjusted the recipe for smaller quantity. Here I’ve given the recipe for small quantity which yields around 10 biscuits. It will finish off in no time, try this. U’ll come to know.

 Two readers from Sweet n Spicy mobile app tried this biscuit with wheat flour and liked it very much. Here is what they quoted:

"amazing.. yummy n awesome... evryone loved it... made two batches on first day itself... 4 stars" -  Ayfoona311

"Tis s my 1st cookies.. luckily  dnt ve maida @home.. i substitue wit wheat flour i added raisins too.. came out crispy n tasty.. i cant believe myself.. really wonder tat my hand done a cookies... :-):-) 5 stars" -  Krithiga2232 

1 cup - 200ml
  1. All purpose flour /Maida – 1/2 cup
  2. Almond / Badam – 1/3 cup
  3. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  4. Cooking oil – 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
  5. Honey – 1 tsp (optional)
  6. Vanilla essence – 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt -  a pinch
  8. Cooking soda – a pinch

  • Take the all purpose flour in a wide bowl and mix the salt , Baking soda / cooking soda & vanilla extract.
  • Microwave almonds for 1- 2 mins to roast it. Almonds start to crackle and nice aroma wafts around.
  • Remove the almonds and allow it to cool. Powder it nicely. U can powder the sugar along with almonds. (i.e. run the almonds and make it to a coarse powder, then add the sugar and grind it well ..)
  • Mix this mixture to the all purpose flour and add the cooking oil.
  • Make it into a soft , non sticky dough. This dough would be crumbly in texture.
  • Roll it tightly. Pinch a small ball sized dough and flatten it with your palm. Cracks may appear. Just seal the cracks with your fingers by patting it in the sides.
  • In the meantime preheat the oven for 10 mins in 180c convection mode.
  • Take the baking tray or cookie pan and arrange the cookies with an inch gap. Cookies will raise and spread well. So leave some gap between each cookies. 
  • Bake it in convection mode at 180c for about 20 – 22 mins. Time depends upon your oven setting. Please have an eye after 10 mins. Remove once the top starts browning.
  • It will be very soft to touch immediately after baking. Take out the tray. Don’t try to remove the cookies. Let it cool down completely in the tray itself. Then remove it. It would become crispy and hard.
  • Keep the remaining dough covered. Do the same procedure from steps 7-9.
  • Store it in an air tight container after it cools down.
Enjoy the cookies with tea/ coffee !!

My first attempt picture :)
almond cookies

  1. Honey is optional to use. I used honey for the first time but then I completely forgot it the next time. There is no difference in taste or texture.
  2. U can replace honey with golden syrup as mentioned in the original recipe.
  3. If you want to use butter in place of cooking oil, add 4 tbsp ( 60 gms) of melted butter or soft butter at room temperature.
  4. U can reduce the oil and add little water if necessary. 
  5. Please do not add milk because the cookies turns soggy the next day.
  6. Mild cracks will be there in the cookies. Its unavoidable. So don’t panic.
  7. Here I’ve mentioned the almonds to grind nicely. U can also coarse grind the almonds as given in the original recipe. U’ll get small pieces of almonds while eating which also tastes good. I had tried in that way too. U can see the cookies in the second picture in which I coarse ground the almonds.
  8. I added equal amount of roasted walnuts and almonds and tried once. Try if you wish. 

almond cookies

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Rashida Shaikh said...

I like your cup. :)
and of course cookies are too inviting. :)

Chitra said...

Thanks rashida :)

Recipe world said...

Lovely cookies and wonderful presentation!


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Vimitha Durai said...

The cookies look so crunchy and delicious. Will try soon

Muraligeetham said...

yummy cookies! loved the recipe without butter ..

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect crispy cookies

Unknown said...

looks crunchy and yumm..

Akila said...

Crispy n crunchy ones

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

these are really guilt free cookies....looking so crunchy...

Prathima Rao said...

Crispy & guilt free treats!!!
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Tina said...

Sounds delicious and healthy.

Spice up the Curry said...

almonds cookies looks very delicious. awesome

Julie said...

guilt free healthy cookies,Chitra..perfectly done!!

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Sounds inviting and looks delicious and healthy....

AJ said...

They look so crispy!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

nice recipe ..

Sangeetha M said...

delicious cookies, inviting pictures too...
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Priya Suresh said...

Super tempting,delicious and incredible cookies..

Bergamot said...

I have been trying to replace butter while baking and have been fairly succesful with brownies and cakes but cookies and bars have always resulted in failure. I see some hope with this recipe. Will bookmark and try it out for sure.

Usha said...

Perfect cookies for teatime!

hemalata said...

Super yummy cookies, looks so inviting.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Perfect and yummy delicious bake Chitra, eggless n butterless makes them even better. Lovely pics too :)
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Vikis Kitchen said...

Yummiest cookie dear. Looks very perfect.

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Hi Chitra,

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Unknown said...

Hi Chitra
Is cooking soda and baking soda same or different?

Chitra said...

They have slight differences in usage and composition. Please chk the below link :

Unknown said...

I really enjoy this cookie for its benefits list! To make it even better you can try to substitute sugar on stevia or just honey itself (that will make a difference) and will work for people with diabetes and a goiter too. I would also like to request you to give a recipe of some nice rice cookie if you know, then I would add it to my rice cooker guide, Therefore we will exchange our viewers) Cheers!

Abinaya said...

Doesn't the almonds needs to be blanched?

Abinaya said...

Doesn't the almonds needs to be blanched?

Chitra said...

Not necessary.