Friday, December 02, 2011

Semolina Cookies

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!