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Cookies with a Healthy twist for kids


With vacations approaching, one of the important demands in the family is yummy snacks. Though I make the usual Indian sweet and sour snacks too, the budding baker in me never gets satisfied. Until I bake some yummy cakes, cupcakes, brownies or even some Eggless healthy Zeera cookies.

Though I personally prefer wheat, Gram Flour or Ragi Flour for these Cookies. But they taste yummy if added in a combination. With gram flour, they taste like Nankhatai.




¼ Cup Butter, room temperature
¼ Cup Sugar
1 Cup Refined Flour
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp Cumin Seeds, roasted
¼ Cup Milk

¼ Cup dry fruit powder (optional)
Other Ingredients
Flour, for dusting

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  1. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat till smooth and creamy.
  2. Now add flour, salt, baking powder, dry fruit powder, cumin seeds and mix well.
  3. Add milk drop by drop and knead the entire thing into a stiff dough.
  4. Dust some flour on the rolling pin or on any flat surface and roll the dough ¼ -inch thick.
  5. Cut with a desired cookie cutter and arrange the cookies on a butter paper lined tray. You may also grease any tray and use it directly if you dont have butter paper.
  6. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven at 160*c for 20 mins or till they are golden and crisp.
  7. Remove then from the oven and keep them on a cooling rack.
  8. Store it in an air-tight container and Serve as a snack.


It is perfect on mid-meal hunger and is lived equally by my kid and myself. Do let the recipe and let me know.

Magic Tips and Possible Variations

  1. I once added a handful of Suji too, it helps it get a slightly crispy crust at the top and the cookies stay fresh and crunchy for long.
  2. Also, you may add jaggery instead of Sugar, it adds a different flavour to it. And makes them a healthier choice for young kids.
  3. In another version, I added some Oats too along with choco-chips. Well, that took it to another level, will share the detailed recipe in next post.


So stay tuned!!

Until then,

Gunjan 💗

43 thoughts on “Cookies with a Healthy twist for kids

  1. This sounds healthy and easy to make recipe kids would definitely love to eat. The tips you shared to substitute sugar with jaggery and use of suji would definitely make it a healthy snack

  2. I love cookies, but have to stay away coz of health preferences. This looks tasty and easy to make. Definitely something we can try at home, every one will love it, and we can eat them guilt free, especially as we know what ingredients have gone into it!

  3. I always crave for healthy snacks in evenings.
    This recipe seems to be easy to make and yumm too. Thanks for sharing

  4. It’s a perfect healthy recipe , loved the fact that you have given some healthy variations to it as well. Adding jaggery is a great way and gram flour for sure makes it taste more better.

  5. My toddler is going to love these, she loves munching cookies in the evening snack. I am definitely going to try these soon.

  6. This is a wonderful and healthy recipe! My kids love cookies but I am weary of it’s overuse in the diet. This is something I will try.

  7. The cookies sound delicious yet healthy. I am keen to try this recipe by adding dry fruit powder.
    Must make this for my toddler

  8. I love cookies and so does my husband and son. I would love to try this recipe at home. Thanks for sharing Gunjan.

  9. Waao..thanx for the recipe. .my son would love to have these..and they are much better than those available in market

  10. wow my girls loved cookies and we used to make banana oatmeal most. i loved your recepie and variations too, agree jaggery is better option than sugar. will use your recpie next time for sure.

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