Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Butter Biscuits/ Kerala Bakery Biscuits

Butter Biscuits/ Kerala Bakery Biscuits

Happy New Year to all my friends and readers!
This is my first post of 2015. I know I am a bit late to wish to all. Wish you all a happy and rocking 2015!
To celebrate New Year, I am posting one of my favorite treats..Kerala bakery style biscuits/cookies. It has a  light melt in mouth texture, which makes it really addictive. It is somewhat similar to the Benne biscuit. It is called butter biscuit or Kerala Nankattai, but has little or no butter at all. Try this, you will surely love it.

All purpose flour- 2 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar- 1 1/2 cup
Cardamon powder- 3/4 tsp
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 1 tbs
Vegetable shortening- 2 tbs
Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
Chopped cashew nut- 1/3 cup

In a bowl add flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom powder. Whisk it together till well combined.Add room temperature butter and shortening into the flour. With a pasty blender or with your fingers rub it into the flour until the flour resembles course sand like mixture. Add the vegetable oil little by little into the flour. Mix until mixture looks damp and crumbly.Add the chopped nuts and mix. Press handful of mixture to form balls. It should hold together and also easily break off when crumbled. If it does not hold together add one or two tsp of oil ( you will need between 1/3 to half cup oil). Make small lemon-sized balls and place on a tray and refrigerate for half an hour.
Pre heat oven to 350 degree F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take each ball and arrange on baking sheet, placing each two inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes  Rotate the pans from front to back halfway through the baking time to ensure even baking.
Let the cookies firm up on the pan for 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer the cookies to cooling racks
Allow the cookies to cool down completely. Left over cookies can be stored in an airtight container.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. looks crunchy outside n soft inside,delicious with a cup of coffee :)

  2. try cheyyathe kandittu thanne kothiyayittu vayya...

  3. looks yummy and crunchy...visit my space too

  4. I love that texture, delicious cookies..

  5. yum yum...entte fav....sughalle....puthuvalsara ashamsakal

  6. Beautiful cookies Suja. Looks delicious.


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