eggless butter cookies recipe
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4.82 from 27 votes

Butter Cookies

these crisp and tasty eggless butter cookies are made with whole wheat flour, butter and spiced with cardamom and nutmeg powder.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: desserts, snacks
Cuisine: world
Servings: 52 to 54 small cookies
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or 240 grams
  • 4 to 5 green cardamoms - seeds kept and husks removed
  • 100 grams chilled cold unsalted butter - about 7 to 8 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder or ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk - add more milk if required
  • 3 tablespoon curd (yogurt)
  • ½ cup organic unrefined cane sugar Or regular sugar Or ¾ cup powdered sugar Or 125 grams of powdered sugar


making cookies dough

  • in a blender or grinder, add 1/2 cup sugar and seeds of 4 to 5 green cardamoms.
  • grind to a fine powder. keep aside. you can also use 3/4 cup powdered sugar instead of grinding the sugar.
  • in a mixing bowl, take 2 cups whole wheat flour (240 grams) and ½ tsp baking soda or ½ tsp baking powder.
  • with a spoon or spatula mix everything well.
  • add 100 grams chilled butter. with your fingertips break the butter and mix with the flour. you can cut the butter with two knives too. this can also be achieved with a food processor or a stand mixer. if the butter melts while mixing with your hands, keep the mixture in the fridge for some minutes and then start again..
  • mix till you get a bread crumb like texture in the mixture.
  • add powdered sugar and 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder. mix well with a spoon or spatula.
  • add 3 tbsp yogurt. lightly mix and then add 2 to 3 tbsp milk.
  • mix and gather the entire mixture together to a dough. don't knead.
  • keep the cookie dough covered in a bowl, in the fridge for 30 minutes.

making butter cookies

  • before baking and cutting the cookies, pre heat the oven at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit.
  • remove the dough and spread some flour on the work surface as well as on the dough.
  • with a rolling pin, roll the dough. this rolling takes quite an effort. roll the dough to a thickness of 0.50 to 0.75 cms.
  • with cookie cutters, cut the dough. gather the remaining dough and again roll. cut with the cookie cutters and repeat the process.

baking butter cookies

  • then place the cookies in a baking tray with an inch gap between them.
  • bake butter cookies in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit for 15 to 25 minutes or more till the cookies are light golden or golden.
  • once baked, remove when still hot and place them on a wired tray or rack. so that the cookies cool down.
  • once they cool down at room temperature, place them immediately in an airtight jar or box.
  • serve butter cookies plain or with milk or tea.


  • the recipe can be halved, doubled or tripled.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg