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Tutti frutti biscuits recipe with step by step photos – crisp and tasty eggless tutti frutti cookies made with whole wheat flour.

tutti frutti cookies recipe

Cookies or biscuits as we call them in India are popular as a tea time snack. We love to dip biscuits in our tea and have time. for kids, the biscuits are dipped in milk. Like most biscuits, these tutti frutti cookies are also an awesome tea time snack. Since we are approaching christmas and new year, I though of sharing the recipe. This is the first time I made these cookies and have adapted them from a book on industrial baking.

These cookies can be stored at room temperature for about a month. the recipe yields about 475 grams of cookies or 60 to 62 biscuits. Quite a large batch. The recipe can also be halved proportionately and you can make a small batch of cookies.

The method used to make the cookies is the butter+sugar creaming technique. You can use a handheld electric mixer, food processor or even as stand mixer to do this. Apart from tutti frutti, you can also add chopped dry fruits and nuts. The texture of the cookies is crisp, flaky and a bit crumbly.

These egg free tutti frutti cookies would also make a nice gift to family or friends.

How to make tutti frutti cookies

1. Firstly take ½ cup of sugar in a dry grinder.

sugar for tutti frutti cookies recipe

2. Grind to a fine powder. You can also use ½ cup icing sugar instead. Keep aside.

sugar for tutti frutti cookies recipe

3. Grease a baking tray with some butter.

tray for tutti frutti cookies recipe

4. In a mixing bowl take ¾ cup softened butter (140 grams butter).

butter for tutti frutti cookies recipe

5. Add the powdered sugar.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

6. With a beater, cream the butter and sugar till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

7. On a medium speed, it took me about 4 to 5 minutes to cream the butter and sugar till smooth and light.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

8. Here’s a pic of the creamed butter and sugar. also preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit. The oven should be preheated 15 minutes before baking.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

9. Now add 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla essence. You can also use ½ tsp cardamom powder or ¼ tsp nutmeg powder, if you do not have vanilla extract. Also rose essence or extract can be added. In fact you can add any fruit extract or essence.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

10. Fold the vanilla extract with the creamed mixture.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

11. Next directly sift 2 cups whole wheat flour or atta (240 grams) directly in the bowl containing the creamed butter. You can also sift the flour in a plate and then add. Instead of whole wheat flour, you can also use all purpose flour or maida or half-half of both the flours.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

12. Now add 3 to 4 tbsp milk. I added 4 tbsp. Depending on the quality of flour you may need to add more or less milk. The milk helps in binding and to get the mixture together in a dough.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

13. Begin to gently mix with your hands.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

14. Mixing gently, gather the whole mixture in a dough. Do not knead. the mixture should be able to come together and hold easily. Add 1 or 2 tbsp more of the milk if the dough is not able to come together in a dough. if in case, the dough becomes sticky, then sprinkle some flour evenly all over and gently mix again.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

Rolling tutti frutti cookies

15. Now roll the dough gently having a width of 0.5 cm at the edges.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

16. Sprinkle 4 to 5 tbsp tutti frutti evenly on the rolled cookie dough.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

17. Gently press the tutti frutti so that they get embedded in the dough.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

18. With a biscuit cutter, cut the cookie slices.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

Baking tutti frutti cookies

19. Gently remove them and place on the greased baking tray. These tutti frutti cookies are light and soft, so do remove gently and carefully without breaking them.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

20. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees C/356 degrees fahrenheit for 15-20 mins till the tops become light golden. Since oven temperatures vary, it may takes less or more time. So do keep a check. For convection ovens use the preheating and baking temperature of 160 degrees celsius/320 degrees fahrenheit. In an OTG, keep the tray on the center rack with both the top and bottom heating elements on.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

21. Bake till the cookies are a light or pale golden. Do not over bake them as then they will become very hard. Here’s a closer look of the cookies.

making eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

22. The base should also be light golden to golden as you see in the picture below. I baked in two batches as I have a small oven. If you have a big oven, you can bake these tutti frutti cookies in one go.

eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

23. After a minute, place them on a wired rack. Let them cool at room temperature. Once cooled, store them in an air-tight box or jars.

eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

24. Serve the tutti frutti cookies as a dessert snack or tea time snack.

eggless tutti frutti biscuits
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eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe

tutti frutti cookies

4.87 from 15 votes
Crisp tutti frutti cookies made with whole wheat flour or atta.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Cuisine World
Course: Desserts
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 475 grams
Units

Ingredients

  • 240 grams whole wheat flour or 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 140 grams butter or ¾ cup softened butter
  • 100 grams sugar or ½ cup sugar or ½ cup powdered sugar or icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 35 to 40 grams tutti frutti or 4 to 5 tablespoon tutti frutti (candied raw papaya pieces)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon milk or add as required
  • some butter for greasing the baking tray

Instructions

making tutti frutti cookies dough

  • Firstly take 1/2 cup sugar in a dry grinder.
  • Grind to a fine powder. You can also use 1/2 cup icing sugar instead. Keep aside.
  • Grease a baking tray with some butter.
  • In a mixing bowl take 3/4 cup softened butter (140 grams butter).
  • Add the powdered sugar. With a beater, cream the butter and sugar till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • On a medium speed, it took me about 4 to 5 minutes to cream the butter and sugar till smooth and light.
  • Now add 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla essence. You can also use 1/2 tsp cardamom powder or 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder, if you do not have vanilla extract. Also rose essence or extract can be added. In fact you can add any fruit extract or essence.
  • Fold the vanilla extract with the creamed mixture.
  • Next directly sift 2 cups whole wheat flour directly in the bowl containing the creamed butter. You can also sift the flour in a plate and then add. Instead of whole wheat flour, you can also use all purpose flour or maida or half-half of both the flours.
  • Now add 3 to 4 tbsp milk. I added 4 tbsp. Depending on quality of flour you may need to add more or less milk. The milk helps in binding and to get the mixture together in a dough.
  • Begin to gently mix with your hands and gather the whole mixture in a dough. Do not knead.
  • The mixture should be able to come together and hold easily. Add 1 or 2 tbsp more of the milk if the dough is not able to come together in a dough.

rolling tutti frutti cookies

  • Now roll the dough gently having a width of 0.5 cm at the edges.
  • Sprinkle 4 to 5 tbsp tutti frutti evenly on the rolled cookie dough.
  • Gently press the tutti frutti so that they get embedded in the dough.
  • With a biscuit cutter, cut the cookie slices.
  • Gently remove them and place on the greased baking tray.

making tutti frutti cookies

  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven at 180 degrees c/356 degrees fahrenheit for 15-20 mins till the tops become light golden. Since oven temperatures vary, it may takes less or more time. So do keep a check. For convection ovens use the preheating and baking temperature of 160 degrees celsius/320 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Bake till the cookies are a light or pale golden. Do not over bake them as then they will become very hard.
  • The base should also be light golden to golden. I baked in two batches as I have a small oven. If you have a big oven, you can bake these tutti frutti cookies in one go.
  • After a minute, place them on a wired rack. Let them cool at room temperature. Once cooled, store them in an air-tight box or jars.
  • Serve these cookies as a dessert snack or tea time snack.

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92 Comments

  1. Hi dassana,

    How to bring together cookie mixture but avoiding any kneading.. Could you please suggest some video showing the same?

    1. hi ruchi, just mix with a spoon or spatula or with the finger, till the mixture adheres together and comes in one ball of cookie dough. do not press or give any kneading strokes to the mixture. i usually just mix everything with a spoon or with my hands till the entire mixture comes together. sometimes i use a stand mixer too. if the mixture looks dry, then sprinkle some milk and this will help in binding the mixture. you can check this youtube video of gemma’s bigger bolder baking and i hope it helps – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBWWsJecLk

  2. Hi Dasanna

    Is it possible to make these cookies or normal butter cookies with jaggery powder or coconut sugar? If so, what’s the procedure?

    Thanks5 stars

    1. hi ramya, you can make any cookies with jaggery or coconut sugar. just replace the sugar in the recipe with jaggery powder or coconut sugar. for jaggery powder, you can use a sieve to filter out hard particles which won’t dissolve. or you can run the jaggery powder in a mixer to make it finer. there should be no granules in the cookie dough. or else you can mix the grated jaggery or chopped jaggery with the liquids used in the recipe (milk, buttermilk or cream). hope this helps.

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