Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, crumbly, these Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are made with only 5 ingredients! These cookies literally melt-in-your-mouth and are topped with chocolate and toasted hazelnuts for extra flavor. If there’s one cookie you are trying this holiday season, I highly recommend giving these a try!

I adore hazelnut and chocolate together. During our Europe trip earlier this year, we had gelatos almost everyday and my top 2 flavors were always pistachios and hazelnuts. Sometimes, I would take...

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Karachi Biscuits

Eggless Fruit Biscuits, also known as Karachi Biscuits are popular tea time cookies. They are stuffed with tutti frutti (candied dried papaya) and usually enjoyed with a cup of hot chai. They also make great edible gifts for the holidays!

These Karachi Biscuits always remind me of Diwali, because we used to get several boxes of these as gifts. Like the Danish butter cookies, these tutti frutti cookies were also very popular to give as gifts to friends and family. I always used to...

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Atta Biscuits (Wheat Cookies)

Easy, eggless and crispy Atta Biscuits are popular tea time cookies in India. Made with ghee, whole wheat flour and flavored with cardamom, these cookies taste best when dipped in chai!

Chai time is probably the best time of the day for everyone in India. All our talks, meetings, discussions everything always revolves around chai. Everyone in India drinks at least 2 cups of chai everyday, one in the morning and the other in evening. And of course if...

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Brown Butter Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are great but Brown Butter Snowball Cookies are even better! Made with few basic ingredients like flour, butter and sugar, these are a regular in my house during the holidays!

When I think of Christmas baking, the first thing that comes to mind is cookies and I can never have enough of them. Every year I like trying new cookie recipes and gift them to my friends and neighbors here. There’s something magical about baking cookies this time of the year compared...

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Eggless Thumbprint Cookies

These Eggless Thumbprint Cookies are one of the easiest cookies that you can bake with basic pantry ingredients. Made with a simple cookie dough and filled with jam, these are really festive and can be filled with so many things!

I love baking cookies in my kitchen and if you have been around for a while, you are fully aware of this! :). In the past I have shared these eggless danish butter cookies, eggless cake rusk and many more! These eggless thumbprint cookies or...

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Mawa Cake Cookies

The cookie version of mawa cake, these cookies are filled with warm spices like cardamom and saffron and flavored with mawa (milk solids). These eggless Mawa Cake Cookies are best enjoyed with chai!

I love baking with Indian flavors, they are some of my favorite. The Indian festive season gives me the perfect time and opportunity to play with flavors and bake my heart out.

Last Diwali, I shared this...

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Ragi Cookies

Vegan Ragi Cookies with made with ragi (finger millet flour), atta, jaggery and vegan butter.

These are extremely easy to make and a healthier alternative to store bought chai time cookies. They are also great as snack and are refined sugar-free!

I am back with yet another easy homemade cookie recipe. Every January, I try to cut refined sugar from my diet, it’s because I eat way...

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Soft Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies made with rolled oats, flour, butter and sugar!

These cookies are super soft and perfect to dunk in milk.

I wasn’t aware of soft cookies until I moved to the US. Growing up in India, we had biscuits (British influence) and they were always crispy.

So I never associated the term “soft” with...

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Eggless Danish Butter Cookies

Buttery melt-in-mouth Eggless Danish Butter Cookies! These cookies require only 5 ingredients are one of my favorite treats to bake for the holidays.

They are also perfect for gifting to your friends and family.

It’s the season for homemade cookies. I love baking cookies especially during this time of the year.

I...

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Eggless Cake Rusk

Crunchy & buttery, these eggless Cake Rusk and chai are a match made in heaven.

Made with only few pantry ingredients, these are so much better when homemade.

I cannot have my chai plain, I mean I always need some munchies along with.

Whether it’s chivda, cookies or rusks. These eggless cake rusks are my current favorite, I just cannot stop eating...

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Coconut Rose Cookies

Crispy cookies bursting with flavors of coconut and rose! These Coconut Rose Cookies are ideal for gifting during the festive season.

They are lightly sweetened and filled with a sweet aroma from the rose water.

We all love cookies, don’t we? I never need a reason to bake them but the festive season gives that extra nudge to bake some.

Nankhatai is my favorite Indian cookie, the flavors of ghee, cardamom and that...

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Masala Cheese Cookies

Eggless, whole wheat crispy Masala Cheese Cookies spiced with Indian spices like ajwain, kasuri methi and flavored with pepper jack cheese.

These make a perfect pairing with masala chai!

Are you team sweet or savory when it comes to festive food? I am both! I definitely need my sweets but at the same time the savory snacks are needed to balance all the sweetness. Isn’t...

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