Thursday 12 January 2012

Butter Biscuit Recipe / Kerala Nankatta Biscuits

Another cookie I made during Christmas season..... This is the first cookie I baked while I was a kid and you can ask your kids to make this on their own and they will be very happy with the experiment .... You can bake these cookies in a microwave oven too ....

Butter Biscuit
All purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
Butter / Vegetable shortening – 1 cup
Salt – a small pinch
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom -5

  • Powder together sugar and cardamom well in a mixer.
  • Beat butter well and add powdered sugar and salt.
  • Add all purpose flour and knead well and make smooth dough. Do not add any water.
  • Divide the dough into small balls.
  • Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C for about 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown. They are done when a tooth pick inserted comes out clean firm and the edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies can be baked in a microwave oven too… Bake these in a MW oven at medium temperature for 3 minutes. Let stand in the oven for a couple of minutes before removing


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  1. Simple and yummy recipe.Iam sure kids would love it..

  2. Wowwie, I'm coming across such easy & simple cookie recipes these days!
    These seem to have been Indianized with a hint of cardamom! :)

  3. I dont bother to grab and have some rite now,super tempting butter biscuit.

  4. I love butter biscuit. Will give It a try. Thank you.

  5. wow, super biscuit . looks like it melts in mouth.bookmarked !!

  6. The biscuits look super yummy and crispy..The feel of holidays are all there..Cheers Swapna!

  7. Woww.. looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear.. gr8 job !!
    Indian Cuisine

  8. yummy & delicious... i thnk this is similar to nankhatai, right?

  9. Lovely recipe..! I am hosting my 1st blog event - Valentines Special, and a giveaway. It would be great if you would participate. :)Do check it out ..

  10. Hey swapna,
    I tried out this butter cookie..but dint come out well..:( dont know wat went wrong..:(
    Plz give me some tips to improve it nxt time..


    1. Hi Anu,
      It’s difficult to suggest something without knowing what went wrong :) Could you please tell me what happened?

  11. Thanks for sharing this wonderful easy to do recipe....I tried it on my lg microwave and it came out very well...!

  12. I tried this wonderful recipe on my lg came out excellent! Thanks!

  13. It was hard for me when I baked but very tasty. I added only 100 gms butter. Is this the reason?


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