Friday, May 29, 2009

Benne Biscuit

Benne Biscuit means "Butter cookies".Its a mouth watering cookie and its so smooth that it melts like butter when u take a bite.


1+1/3 cup All purpose flour/Maida
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2cup Shortening/Margarine
1/8tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
a pinch of salt


First take the Flor/maida and add baking powder, salt and sieve it and keep aside.Take sugar and Shortening in a bowl and mix it with your hands till it forms a nice soft mixture .Now add the cardamom powder and flour mixture slowly and keep mixing it till you get a soft dough and make small balls and pat a little to form the shape and place in on a baking plate and bake at 325*F for 11-12 minutes.Cool it and store it in an airtight container.

[Tip: Don't use butter for this recipe as it makes the cookie hard and make the dough with your hands to give a proper consistency and don't use a food processor and hand mixer.]


  1. Hi Soumya, the cookies have come out very well. I've tried it with ghee but not margarine. Have you registered with It's a food blog aggregator.

  2. oh yeah no...shall do it soon.thanks so much.

  3. Wow ... it looks so yummy and fluffy. Soumya ... can we substitute margarine with butter? Heard MArgarine is bad for health.

  4. Thanx for visiting my blog soumya..liked ur blog too..cookies look perfect,me too posted same long b4 by name Nan Khatayi..U r right,Dalda or shortening is best for these cookies,just melt in ur mouth...yum

  5. nodi..naavu ellidru benne biscuit tinnodu bidolla :D namgu idu bahala ista. They look yummy! in the pic


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