Desi style Cookies



Christmas is around the corner and the first thing on everyone’s mind is Christmas cookies. Now, the problem could be which kind of cookie to go for.

The cookies are “melting moments”. They are expected to be crunchy and crumbly but melt in your mouth at the same time. Here is a recipe that is a favorite during the winter holidays cookies that are egg-less. These cookies have a surprise secret ingredient that I have never seen in a cookie recipe before-cornstarch!

Preparation time-10 minutes
Baking time-16-18 minutes


  • Wheat flour-3/4cup
  • Powdered poha/beaten rice-1/4cup
  • Rice flour-2-3tbsp
  • Corn starch-1/4cup
  • Powdered brown sugar-1/4cup (adjust as per the sweet preffered)
  • Sunflower spread/butter-3-4tbsp
  • Milk-3-4tbsp (or as required for the dough)
  • Powdered cardamom-1/4tsp
  • Salt- 1/4tsp
  • Chopped pistachio- for topping


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan assisted); lined a pan with baking paper and set aside
  • Mix spread/butter, sugar, salt on medium speed using a hand whisk until creamy in the bowl.


  • Add in cardamom powder, cornstarch, powdered poha, rice flour, wheat flour.
  • Mix to from crumbles, now add a tablespoon of milk at a time until a dough consistency is obtained.
  • Scoop 1 tbsp dough at a time and roll into a ball, and flatten them between the palms, drizzle some chopped pistachio and place cookie balls on lined baking paper


  • Bake about 16 – 18 minutes (until bottoms get light golden color )
  • Remove from the oven, cool a few minutes and while cookies are still warm roll them in powdered and let them on a wire rack to cool completely and then roll them in powdered sugar once again, to coat them generously.


If ypu feel the dough is crumbly, just drizzle some milk while forming a cookie balls and then pat it into desired shapes. ..

  • I used medium poha and whizzed it in a food processor/mixer until powder

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 15, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Cookies are my biggest weakness and definitely Yummers to these! 🙂

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  2. Great recipe! We’ve never used corn flour in our GF cookies before; it’s time to start experimenting! 🙂

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  3. Very interesting recipe. Cookies look so delicious. Wish I could grab some!

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  4. Very different cookies and sound delicious!

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  5. Cornstarch in cookies is quite a nice idea! They look delicious, Chitra 🙂


  6. Not only are they eggless they also contain no butter, thats amazing. They look very tender and light. A delicious holiday cookie. Happy Holidays Chitra.

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  8. oooh i just finished my drink and now i wish i had a cookie with it toooo 🙂 🙂

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  9. How lovely, love all the ingredients in your cookies, they look like a great version of nankatias (sp)

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  10. Perfectly done cookies… Yummy

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