Recipe – Butter Cookies


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 16 cookies


  • Plain Flour (Maida): 2 Cup
  • Sugar: 1 Cup
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Butter or ghee: ¾ Cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Baking Powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Water: As required to knead the dough


  • Preheat the oven to 375 Degree Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all the ingredients and make a soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 2-inch diameter circle.
  • Or else, you can roll the dough into a large circle and use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles.
  • Grease both side of the cookies with 1 tablespoon oil/butter.
  • Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet and prick them evenly with a fork, to prevent them from puffing while in the oven.
  • Bake the cookies for about 15-20 minutes or till it turns golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies out of the oven and serve hot. Or, allow them to cool completely and store the cookies in an airtight container.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use whole wheat flour for the dough.
  • You may use hot milk to knead the dough, for softer cookies.

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