Jeera Biscuit (Cumin flavoured cookies)


Jeera biscuit or cumin flavoured salty biscuits are simple, easy to make cookies that are perfect for tea-time. They are perfectly balanced being mildly sweet, mildly salty and lightly spiced. The distinct flavour of cumin adds a very unique flavour to these biscuits.

A cup of masala chai and jeera biscuits will lift your mood no matter how tiring your day is.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Butter – ½ cup, at room temperature
Powdered sugar – ¼ cup
Plain flour – 1 ¾ cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Milk – 4-5 tbsp

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugar until light and creamy
  2. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into it.
  3. Add cumin seeds and mix everything well
  4. Gradually add milk 1 tbsp at a time and knead together to form a soft dough
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes
  6. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line baking tray with baking paper
  7. Once the dough is rested, take a large ball and roll it into a disc using a rolling pin, to roughly 1 cm thickness
  8. Cut out small biscuits using a cookie cutter or a sharp lid
  9. Place them on the prepared trays
  10. Bake them in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160 degrees and bake for another 5-6 minutes taking care not to burn the cookies
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack
  12. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container

 

Take butter and sugar in a large bowl

Take butter and sugar in a large bowl

 

Whisk them together until creamy

Whisk them together until creamy

 

Sift flour, salt and baking powder into it

Sift flour, salt and baking powder into it

 

Add cumin seeds and mix everything well

Add cumin seeds and mix everything well

 

Gradually add milk 1 tbsp at a time

Gradually add milk 1 tbsp at a time and start kneading

 

Knead into a soft dough and let it rest

Knead into a soft dough and let it rest

 

Roll it into a disc using a rolling pin, to roughly 1 cm thickness. Cut into small discs

Roll it into a disc using a rolling pin, to roughly 1 cm thickness. Cut into small discs

 

Place them on the prepared trays

Place them on the prepared trays

 

Bake them in the preheated oven

Bake them in the preheated oven

 

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