BakingSaffron flavored cookies | eggless cookies for diwali

Saffron flavored cookies | eggless cookies for diwali

Last year for  diwali i have posted NAN KHATAI for diwali, it turned out very nice and also it was a super hit among my friends too. For diwali 2014, too i wanted to post a Indian style eggless cookies. I book marked this 2 years back from Divine taste blog , finally tried it and it turned out very nice. I just followed the recipe without any alterations. If you are interested in making cookies for diwali, try this easy and flavorful cookies. Best give away goodies for diwali too.

Saffron flavored cookies
Saffron flavored cookies

Saffron cookies

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Baking Time : 20 Mins |    Yields: 35 cookies

     All purpose flour | Maida   1 and1/2 cup
     Sugar    1/2 cup
     Pistachios   15
     Saffron    1/4 tsp
     Ghee     1/2 cup (room temperature)
     Milk  2 tsp  (to soak saffron)
     Cardamom powder  a pinch 

Saffron -cookies

  • Soak the saffron in warm milk for 10 minutes and chop the pistachios into small.
saffron-soaked pista
  • Powder the sugar and add the powdered sugar and ghee in a bowl. Beat this with a spoon till it becomes creamy.
  • In a wide bowl add the flour and cardamom powder.
sugar-ghee dough-cardamom
  • Add the creamed ghee and sugar and this mixture to the flour along with the soaked saffron. Make it into a soft dough. You can add few drops of milk to make the dough.
flour-saffron dough
  • Take small portion of dough and roll into a thick circle.
  • Sprinkle few pistachios on this and press it gently with the rolling pin.
roll-dough nuts
  • Cut it with a cookie cutter. Arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Bake this in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 10to 12 minutes. These cookies were slightly soft when you take it out but will be crispy when it is completely cool.
ready to bake baked
  • I slightly over baked my first batch of cookies but did the  second batch perfectly.

Safforn - flavored- cookies


  1. Add good qualitly of saffron to get nice yellow colour.
  2. Pistachios can be replaced with almonds or cashew nuts too.
  3. The cookies were not too sweet but were perfect, if you want you can add extra 2 tblsp of sugar to make it little more sweeter.
  4. You can add a pinch of nutmeg powder to enhance the taste.

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