Jeera biscuits aka Cumin cookies


  1. All purpose flour – 3/4 cup + 2 tbsps
  2. Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Butter – 50 grams , softened
  4. Powdered sugar – 3 level tbsps
  5. Salt – 1/4 tsp
  6. Egg – 1/4th of a large egg, beaten
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 level tsp,slightly roasted on a tawa


  1. Sift together the plain flour, salt & baking powder.
  2. Beat together the softened butter & the powdered sugar till creamy & light.
  3. Add the beaten egg & mix again.
  4. Stir in the cumin seeds & the dry flour mixture.
  5. Mix gently to make a soft dough. Do not knead this dough.
  6. Refrigerate this dough till firm, preferably overnight.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  8. Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness using a rolling pin.
  9. Cut out cookies from the rolled out dough with the help of a cookie cutter.
  10. Transfer the unbaked cookies to a tray lined with foil.
  11. Bake at 180C for 16-18 minutes.
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