Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wheat Biscuits | Atta Biscuits

Wheat Biscuits, a crunchy mildly sweetened tea biscuits. It's one of the easiest biscuits to make in minutes with basic ingredients from the pantry. Ever since ST started working from home, i have been baking a lot of tea time snacks. In the past, a pack of store bought cookies would last for at least a month since we had tea time together only on weekends. 

But nowadays, all the snacks would happen to disappear like anything. So to keep it on the healthier side, i prefer homemade cookies so  experimenting a lot on cookies that go well with tea/chai and this wheat/aata biscuits is one of my successful bakes. It's very mildly sweetened and perfect for tea time. 

Years back, when we first returned from the US to India, we had no idea whether we're coming back or not, so i had bought a few things and one among them was 100 pieces of cookie cutter.  Unfortunately to this day, never get a chance to use them once.

Still having it safely somewhere in the loft at our place in India, one of the cons of moving frequently. Now that i'm baking cookies/biscuits a lot, looking for some cookie cutter set but still haven't found one to my liking.,so as of now i'm making only rectangular and round cookies :-) But you can use the cookie cutter for this cookies and cut into your favorite shapes. 

Ok, coming back to the recipe, here in the recipe i have used aata flour/ Indian wheat flour to make these biscuits, but i had tried these biscuits with whole wheat flour(that are available here in US/Canada local store) before, it also turned out good. So use whichever you prefer. Now let's check out how to make these delicious aata/wheat biscuits.  

Wheat Biscuits | Aata Biscuits

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 20 small biscuits 
Recipe Category: Biscuits | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Wheat Biscuits, Aata Biscuits, Cookies, Tea Biscuits, Indian Biscuits Wheat Biscuits, a crunchy mildly sweetened tea biscuits. It's one of the easiest biscuits to make in minutes with basic ingredients from the pantry.
Wheat flour/Atta - 3/4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1 to 2  tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Preheat the oven at 350 F. Take butter(should be at room temperature) and sugar in a bowl and whisk it well.
Next sieve the flour, salt, baking soda and cardamom powder into the butter and sugar mixture. Mix it well with your hand until it looks like a crumble.
Add a tbsp of milk at a time and make a soft dough. Transfer the dough on to the parchment paper.
Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and cut into round shape using cutter or  use any lid like me.Gently transfer into the parchment lined baking tray. 
Prick the holes on the cookies using tooth pick and place the baking tray at the oven and bake it @350F for 15-18 mins.  
Once baked, the biscuits starts to get brown on the sides and on the back of the biscuits. Transfer the biscuits on to the wire rack and let it cool completely. Instead of rolling and cutting the dough using cookie cutter, you can simple make a small balls out of the dough and bake it like the last pic below.
Tasty and healthy Wheat Biscuits are ready !! Once it's completely cooled, store it in the airtight container to maintain crispiness. 
For more baking recipes, check out here.

  • Powdered sugar incorporate with the butter easily and quickly.
  • No need to refrigerate the dough, you can bake them once the dough is ready
  • Instead of cardamon powder, you can use vanilla extract also.


  1. Hi,

    Which rack of the oven will suit this? Also pls let me know whether we can use cardamom essence?


    1. Middle rack works fine for this biscuits. Yes you can use essence.

  2. Sandhya, can we use any alternative for sugar?like coconut sugar etc

    1. Yes, you can use. But i haven't tried it, so not sure of the outcome.

  3. Can we use ghee in instead of butter

    1. I guess, you can use. But i haven't tried it on my own, so not sure of the outcome !

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  5. Hi, did you use sacred butter or unsalted?

  6. Did you use salted butter or unsalted?

  7. Hi
    I tried this recipe but cookies are not as crunchy as maida, can you provide tricks to make cookies cook through center and not chewy.

    1. Sorry that the output was not as you expected. Are the cookies chewy ? If so, you can bake it for a couple of more mins.Make sure that the baking soda are fresh and active, it helps to give crunchy cookies.

  8. Is your baking pan nonstick ?