eggless tutti frutti cookies recipe
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tutti frutti cookies

crisp tutti frutti cookies made with whole wheat flour or atta.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: world
Servings: 475 grams
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 240 grams whole wheat flour (atta) 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


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 tutti frutti 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 the tutti frutti cookies 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.