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Kuttu Atta Cookies

Easy and quick to make cookies that are gluten-free too.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 Cookies
Author Samira Gupta


  • My Cup measures 240 ml
  • 130 g (1 Cup) Kuttu Atta Buckwheat Flour
  • 50 g (1/4 Cup) Ghee
  • 40 g (1/3 Cup) Jaggery Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Milk, At Room Temperature


  1. Sift jaggery.
  2. Take ghee and sifted jaggery in a bowl and beat them till it gets light and fluffy as this is what is going to help your cookies rise as there is neither baking soda nor powder. It will take about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Once fluffy, then mix in Kuttu atta in batches and keep on collecting the mix till it forms a dough. There shouldn't be any cracks. Add milk, but little at a time, and only as much is required to bring the dough together. You may not need full 1/4th cup.

  4. Add nuts too. Reserve some nuts for putting on the top.

  5. Now start preheating your oven or air fryer or gas stove and start making cookies. Preheat air fryer at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.
  6. Pinch a small ball from the dough, make a perfect ball shape and flatten it between palms.
  7. Put some nuts on the top and again press a little so that they stick there.
  8. Place these cookies in the preheated oven. If using an air fryer then keep these directly on the air fryer basket. No need to grease it.
  9. Reduce the temperature to 160 degrees and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

  10. Do not be in a hurry to remove them as these would be really very soft. Just keep the air fryer basket on the kitchen platform for few minutes and then remove these using a spatula.
  11. Keep these on a wire rack or mesh and let them cool completely.
  12. Once completely cooled then store these in an airtight container. Remains good for up to a week easily.
  13. Serve with love, tea optional.

Recipe Notes

  1.  Always sift jaggery as even tiny lumps in it may spoil your cookies.
  2. You can replace ghee with butter.
  3. Beat the ghee and jaggery mix till light and fluffy.
  4. After adding flour, collect the dough with hands as spatula may mislead you to add more milk.
  5. Do not knead the dough, just collect it.
  6. The dough should be crack-free. Add little milk as required.
  7. Quantity of milk may vary by a spoon or two. You may not need at all or may need little more than mentioned here.
  8. Add nuts of your choice, be it mixed or just anyone type.
  9. Make thin cookies. These will rise slightly while baking.
  10. Time of baking may vary from oven to oven, o keep an eye 12 min onwards.
  11. Cookies will get crunchy only after they are cooled completely.