For most of us, evening tea is a ritual. Whether its reading your favorite book, writing a journal, watching the telly, having a chat with friends or family, or just reminiscing- it isn’t complete without a cuppa and cookies alongside.

This recipe for Jeera (Cumin) cookies takes barely any effort, the most basic ingredients and not too much of time.


  • Whole Wheat Flour 200 gm
  • Salted Butter (at room temperature) 100 gm
  • Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin (Jeera) 1 tbsp
  • Milk 6 tbsp


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda).
  2. Soften the butter with a fork or use a mixer to make it light and fluffy.
  3. Add this butter to the dry ingredients mix.
  4. Add milk and knead it to a dough. The dough should be crumbly dough. It should not become soft.
  5. Roll the dough into a log and cover with cling wrap tightly.
  6. Refrigerate for minimum two hours.
  7. Take out, cut carefully into equal size cookies.
  8. Grease a baking tray and place the cut cookies, keeping at least 2 inch distance between them.
  9. Bake for 20 mins at 180 deg C.

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