Nankhatai / Indian cookies/ghee cookies

12:4:8:10 is a magic proportion that I found to make nankhatais. This has so far not failed me. I had the filling for karanji left with me last year post diwali. I was looking for an alternate recipe to use it. I made puff pastries using this as a filling however was not very happy with the results. The second attempt was with cookies. Even that was not satisfying as the coconut based flavor was not giving the expected satisfaction. Then came nankhatai. I just made a depression in the nankhatai, stuffed the filling in it. That was the creation of a fantastic recipe for keeps.

12 tbsp Whole wheat Flour/All purpose flour
4 tbsp Semolina / Rava
8 tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
10 tbsp Sugar (regular sugar)
1 tbsp almond extract/ cardomom powder (I did not add as my dryfruit filling had enough of it) 
2 tbsp Milk (optional and only if absolutely necessary)
Dry fruits crushed /Dry fruit filling
1)In a large bowl, beat the Butter with Sugar until the sugar is well dissolved. There will be some bits of sugar that may stay intact, let them be so, they taste good in the end product
2)Add the flour and semolina and mix well using a fork.
3)You can either add the crushed nuts now or sprinkle it on top later
4)Keep the dough in refrigerator for about 8-10 min. If you keep longer it will become very hard.
5)Preheat the oven at 180c for about 10 min
6)Remove the dough and form small doughs of desired shape.
7)Brush them with milk and sprinkle the dry fruits on top.
8)Bake for 12-15 min.

Serve with a hot cup of tea 


19 responses to “Nankhatai / Indian cookies/ghee cookies

  1. Nan Khattai looks very delicious and with kharanji filling is a nice twist. Nice!!!

  2. That is a very nice nankhatai recipe with a twist. Looks great

  3. unique cookies with dry fruit…looks delicious!

  4. I have never tried making nan khatai at home. Hubby loves this a lot. Love the nice and different take of yours.

  5. Pradnya..these look really melting in the mouth kinds..hey how abt packing some dear?

  6. Love these anytime !! perfectly done !!

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  7. Nice twist to the nankhatais..

  8. They look gorgeous and melt in the mouth.

  9. Delicious cookies, Love them!!!

  10. They look very delectable!

  11. never say no to nan khatai 🙂

  12. I love these cookies and can have as many as you give..:)

  13. Our Fav Tea time snack !!

  14. I am gonna bookmark this and refer to it next time am making nankhatais.. the ratio seems intriguing 🙂

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  15. love nakhatai.. reminds of butter sponge in blore.. would be a treat to get them..lovely!

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  16. Maybe I should make nankatais again. with this filling. The girls will tear their hair out when they see the coconut but then that is their problem is it not?

  17. Maybe I should make nankatais again. with this filling. The girls will tear their hair out when they see the coconut but then that is their problem is it not?

  18. Yummy snack to be had with Tea

  19. Delectable nankhatai! Perfect with coffee or tea.

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