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Butter Cookies / Benne Biscuit

Benne Biscuite  as known in Karnataka which is a popular snack from the bakery. I never attempted to even guess what the ingredients in this would be way back when I  was in India. Lately was quite longing for something sweet but not too sweet and home made, I chose to make Benne Biscuit, Benne as in Butter in Kannada, however for preparing this I didnt use butter but oil.
Benne Biscuit / Butter Cookies

Ingredients :
  • Maida : 2 cups (All purpose flour)
  • Powdered Sugar : 1 and qtr cup (or a little more as per your taste)
  • Cooking Oil : 3/4th cup (or a table spoon more)
  • Baking powder : 1/4th tsp
  • Salt : 2 pinches

Methods of preparation : 
  1. Mix Maida, Powered Sugar, Baking powder and Salt in a bowl well.
  2. Add oil little by little to the above and mix.
  3. The consistancy should be more of coarse mix and not like chappati dough.
  4. Check with a small amount of mixture if it holds together, if so then you are good to go.
  5. Make small rounds and place on a greased tray.
  6. Preheat the oven and bake the above at 375°F or 175°c.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 min, check if the lower side has darkened just a little and you see some cracks on the top.
  8. Allow it to cool and enjoy.

Note : Use oil sparingly, just enough for the flour to bind, excess oil in dough would harden the cookies.
          Atleast 12 to 15 min baking time is required, else the dough in the center would not be baked.
          Place the tray in the center of the oven.
          If you dont have confectioners' sugar or icing sugar then just grind the usual sugar in a mixer.
Also Known as : Venne Biscuit, Butter biscuit
Variations : Indian Bakeries use vanaspati / dalda instead of oil
                  You can use unsalted, colourless butter instead of oil.


Aruna Manikandan said... November 18, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

looks delicious and tempting :)

Shanthi said... November 19, 2011 at 4:14 AM  

wow too very good cookies

Chitra said... November 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM  

my neighbor makes the same. it melts in mouth.Urs also looks very nice. Will try soon :)

Priya said... November 21, 2011 at 3:18 AM  

Super additictive cookies.

Roochi said... November 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM  

Thanks @Aruna, @Shanthi,@Chitra, @ priya. Its super easy and melts in the mouth.

Priyanka said... December 12, 2011 at 1:48 AM  

Wonderful cookie

Priya Rao said... January 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM  

mouth watering cookies..nice one

Girl Cook Art said... March 16, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

Wow,reminds me of my trips to the bakery in childhood to buy some of these delicious benne biscuits..wonderful website. Checkout my Chicken curry recipe here - KODI IGGURU

Shweta Agrawal said... April 29, 2013 at 7:40 AM  

Such beautiful clicks. Amazing colour and texture
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Kurt said... June 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM  

Mmmm... very good )

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