Thursday 24 September 2020

Atta Biscuits .. Whole wheat cookies

Atta Biscuits .. Whole wheat cookies 

Atta Biscuits have been a constant source of happiness in my childhood days. Back in the day, the delicious cookies flaunted on a bakery's display, were made of egg and Maida. Two ingredients that I tried to avoid as much as possible. Atta Biscuits acted as a wonderful substitute to those. The warmth and feeling of an Indian home that Atta and Desi Ghee radiate made these Biscuits more than just a substitute. I tried recreating the look of Atta Biscuits using a fork and I might have managed to float back into my childhood days.

For healthier substitutes, I added Cardamom powder and Brown sugar instead of refined sugar. This recipe also gave me a varied option for my baking endeavours. While the recent cookies I baked related more to today's generation, this one managed to remind me of the less complex days. I hope you enjoy its warmth, crunch and nostalgia with a steaming cup of tea.

Preparation time : 20 min

Baking time : 15 to 18 min

Video Link : 

Ingredients :  

  • Whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cup
  • Ghee or butter 1/2 + 1 Tablespoon cup
  • Brown sugar or normal sugar 1/2 cup (or according to taste)
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon or a pinch
  • Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • Milk 1/2 cup
Procedure : 
  • In a bowl add ghee along with sugar. Mix it well with the help of whisk or beater till it is creamy 

  • Now add cardamom powder then whisk it for a minute
  • Let's add dry ingredients. In a bowl mix wheat flour salt and baking powder. Now add this to ghee and sugar mixture
  • With the help of spatula or hand, mix it well and you will get a crumbly texture.
  • Now add milk slowly slowly to this mixture and make a dough
  • In case if you feel dough is bit dry add some more milk to it

  • Now our cookie dough is ready so lets shape our cookies
  • Side by side preheat your oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 180 degree centigrade 
  • Take a portion of cookie dough in your palm and make a ball. Now place this on a butter paper and roll it with the help of roti roller 

  • Place another butter paper on cookie dough so that you can easily flatten your cookie dough.
  • Now with the help of knife remove the uneven edges.
  • Cut the dough in rectangular shape and with the help of fork make some lines on the cookies as shown in video 

  • Now place the in oven for 15 to 18 minutes or till the cookies are properly baked from all sides  

  • Enjoy guilt free cookies with you tea or coffee


  1. Delicious Atta Biscuits. Its been ages since I've baked any biscuits. Love your blog Meera.

  2. Yum biscuits especially with atta. They are my childhood memories too. Love them.


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