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Semolina Cookies

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I have bookmarked few baking recipes from treat and trick blog and tried few of them. I find all her baking recipes are simple and easy to make at home with
available ingredients what we usually have at our pantry. They also worked out well. As a first step, I am posting one of her simple, very easy but delightful semolina cookies.

The authentic recipe calls for equal quantity of butter/ghee and sugar. but I have tweaked it to satisfy my family’s taste buds. The cookies are also called as ghee cookies/biskut suji and they can be prepared with or without the semolina. They melt in your mouth when you taste them. If you are newbie baker, then I would suggest you to go for this cookies. Even your children can bake this. It is such an easy recipe!

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Makes: 25 cookies


Butter/Ghee – 1/2 cup

Self raising flour – 1 cup

Semolina – 1/2 cup

Caster sugar – 1/4 cup

Glazed cherries- 12 numbers (Optional)


1) Preheat the oven to 160C(320F). Place the baking paper in on baking tray.

2) In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.


3) Add semolina and flour to this mixture.

4) Initially, it looks like bread crumble, but you can form a soft dough. Use your hand for making this.

5) Divide the dough into a big gooseberry size balls. Place them in baking paper by leaving an inch of space between them. Place the cherries on top of it.

6) Bake it for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies very slightly change in colour.

7) Transfer to a wire rock and cool completely.

8) Store in a air tight container.


1) Cut the glazed cherries into 4 and use them to decorate. As I used less sugar, I used half cherry to decorate.

Sending this recipe to Bake Fest #2 hosted by Sangee of Spicy treats!

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can u bake it in pressure cooker as well????? looks yummy

Sangeetha M

wow…this looks so soft n crunchy,very nice recipe uma…thanks for sharing!!
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lovely flavours looks wonderful

Reshmi Mahesh

Cookies look soft and delish…


Very pretty looking cookies Uma……surely they would be delish.


Delicious and perfect ones,very tempting!!
Uma,You can link this to my event too..
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Suja Manoj

Lovely cookies,feel like having one..beautiful pic


Yummy beautiful treats,love them.


wow… fabulous cookies… looks delicious… bookmarked..


lovely cookies dear………….presented well

Sensible Vegetarian

WOW Uma, looks so………… beautiful. Fantastically captured.

Hamaree Rasoi

Very cute looking cookies…treat to the eyes.

Hamaree Rasoi

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You have baked and decorated them beautifully! Thanks so much dear for trying…

Priya Sreeram

wonderful it looks – i agree treat n trick's bakes are amazing; they are much like the nankhatais I make !


Lovely cookies.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights

these look gorgeous….i hav those same glazed cherries in the fridge…now i have a yummy treat to try with thm…thnks a lot!!



cute looking cookies uma! Those cherries stole the show! ๐Ÿ™‚


Well baked Uma. love those cherries on top. you can link it to the event at my space.

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Prathima Rao

Stunning & adorable!!!
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Very pretty! They are very similar to Nankhatai.


Looks gorgeous, nice cherry topping…first thought it was jam ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks very tempting and beautifully captured pics

Kaveri Venkatesh

Very yummy cookies…

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Biny's Recipes

wow looks amazing… the presentation…u made it sound so so simple

Priya Suresh

Pretty looking cookies,these cookies tempts me a lot..

Sushma Mallya

Lovely cookies , they look so beautiful,love those cherries on the top:)

Aruna Manikandan

looks wonderful uma ๐Ÿ™‚

Nalini's Kitchen

tasty and delicious cookies looks pretty and cute…

anthony stemke

Splendid cookies, look marvelous.

Priya dharshini

The cookies has come out really well..


looks very tempting and delicious. Lovely cookies.


Gorgeous cookies, i will gobble it in no time. Wonderful recipe uma.


Fabulous and perfect cookies…Beautiful clicks too…


I'm just wondering how much effort went into clicking those perfect shots! Kudos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cute and yummy looking cookies

Gopika Ram

Woww.. these look so yummy.. gottu try this out ๐Ÿ™‚

Sobha Shyam

cute, perfect and delicious cookies, absolutely yummy dear..


hi uma, your semolina cookies look so cute..very easy to finish ha ha have a nice day

Vineetha Sush

yumm yummy cookies,very interesting one with semolina !


Lovely cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ nice clicks as well..

Jayanthy Kumaran

looks soooooooooooo good n tempting..:)
Tasty Appetite


Very beautifully prepared. Cookies looks crispy, crunchy and yummy.

Taste Melanger

Isnt it very much like nankhatai, which I absolutely love…loved the way u decorated with cherries!!

Kiran @

This looks so yummy! I grew up baking melt-in-your-mouth sugi cookies with my Mom ๐Ÿ™‚


Beautiful cookies:) I didn't know we could use semolina and bake into cookies!

I have also responded to your question on microwave cooking. Hope you find it useful!


So yummy and cute cookies…
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How long can the cookies keep?


Hi Emily, I usually store these cookies in air tight container for a week and never stored beyond this time.


Hello, how much sugar can we reduce? I like my cookies to be crunchy but not too sweet. My mom used to make this during end, I guess it's the daughters turn now ๐Ÿ™‚


These cookies are not very sweet. I already used less sugar and compensated it by placing the cherry on top of it. I feel 1/4 cup given in the recipe is correct but you can again reduce a tablespoon and not more than that.


I made the cookies yesterday. And yup, didn't need to reduce the sugar. It was so nice, and crunchy. I was a bit lazy to form the soft dough and make them into balls, so after thoroughly mixing the crumbs, I pressed them into a teaspoon and voila! My mother loved it so much! Thank you for the recipe.