Bakery Style Salt Cookies

Salt cookies aka salt biscuits are quite popular cookies available in most of the bakeries in India.The cookies are mouth melting and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

I used to get these cookies from local Indian bakery but wanted to try since long.I couldn't get a proper recipe for this particular cookie.Finally I saw a YouTube video and the measurements were not clear.Then I tried my own measurements with the ingredients mentioned.After couple of trials I got a perfect mouth melting cookie.Try these yummy cookies and enjoy the holidays.

                                                     Bakery Style Salt Cookies

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Chilling time ~ 10-12 minutes
   Baking time ~ 15-18 minutes
   Makes ~ 14-16 cookies



All purpose flour/maida
1 cup+2 tbs
Corn starch
2 tbs
Custard powder
1 tbs
Milk powder
2 tbs
3/4 tsp
Baking powder
a pinch
Powdered Sugar/sakkarai
1.5 tbs
1/2 cup or 1 stick
1 tbs(if needed)

  • Mix in all purpose flour,custard power,corn starch,milk powder,baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl take the butter and powdered sugar.Cream it well,to this add the all purpose flour mixture,mix it well.
  • If the dough is too crumbly then add some milk and knead it to a smooth dough.Now divide the dough into 2 equal parts and roll it on a parchment paper with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thickness.Cut the rolled dough into desired shape with cookie cutter. Arrange the cut dough on a lined baking tray.Now with a fork gently prick on the surface of the cut dough to form some patterns. 
  • Refrigerate the tray for 10-12 minutes.Now preheat the oven at 350 F and bake it for 15-18 minutes or till the edges turned brown.Remove it and cool it on a cooling rack.
  • Store it in an air tight container after its completely cool down.

  • The cookies will be crispy once its completely cool down.Do not bake it more than 18 minutes.
  • Instead of icing sugar,regular sugar can be powdered and used.
  • The butter should be in room temperature.
  • If salted butter is used add around 1/4 tsp of salt.


This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016


goodness this looks lovely!Your photos are so delectable I should remind myself to read your blog when I've got a full stomach so it doesn't start grumbling!

Makes me nostalgic, how delicious these cookies will be na, feel like grabbing some and having rite now.

These are such an additive cookies. Will have to try these very soon. Bookmarked

Your salt cookies look just like the ones from the store, but I'm sure they must have tasted so much better.

OMG those cookies look so classic and inviting..very nicely baked..

Classic cookies, so beautifully done!!

Is cornflour and corn starch same?

I will share this recipe with my public fans great cake. I love it friend.

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