Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bakery Style Sweet and Salt Biscuits Recipe

Sweet and Salt Biscuits

I love the salt and sweet biscuits that is sold in bakeries.I have already tried masala version of these biscuits and it was perfect for tea time.So I decided to tweak that recipe and here is my version of sweet and salt biscuits that I tried long back.These are the set of cookie cutters that I mentioned here.

Sweet and Salt Biscuits

Sweet and Salt Biscuits

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:around 40 
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Plain flour (Maida) - 1 cup
Butter - 1/3 cup(at room temperature)
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 3 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup minus 1 tbsp


  1. In a mixing bowl - take butter and powdered sugar.Whisk it well without any lumps.Now add flour.
    How to make sweet idiyappam - Step1
  2. After adding the flour, salt,mix well then add milk and bring it together to form a soft dough.Allow it to rest for 15mins.
    How to make Sweet and Salt Biscuits - Step2
  3. Now using a rolling pin,roll the dough to a slightly thin layer about 1/8 inch thickness.Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.Cut using a cookie cutter of your choice.Collect the scrap and repeat the same.
    How to make Sweet and Salt Biscuits - Step3
  4. Arrange this in a baking tray,prick holes with a fork to avoid puffing.Bake in the same temperature for 12-15 mins or until it turns golden.
    How to make Sweet and Salt Biscuits - Step3
Store in an airtight container.
Sweet and Salt Biscuits

My Notes:

  • Do not knead too much just knead to bring it together thats enough else the cookies will turn out hard.
  • Do not roll thick.
  • These biscuits are mildy sweet, if you want increase sugar.
  • You can jeera / ajwain for flavored biscuits.
  • The timing depends on the thickness of the cookies so keep an eye after 10mins, when it starts to brown at the edges switch off.
  • Keeps well for about a week in airtight container.
  • My cookie cutters are very small so got many cookies.So the quantity depends on the type and size of cookie cutter you use.
  • I did not have butter paper so baked directly in the tray but I recommend laying a baking sheet / butter paper / aluminium foil
Sweet and Salt Biscuits

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Can we make these biscuits in cooker? If so please guide me how to proceed..

    1. I havent tried baking cookies / biscuits in cooker so not really sure...will try and post it

  2. sharmilee mam please post some puff recipes :)

  3. Hi , when should we add salt. It is not mentioned in the recipe. Also is there any baking powder in this recipe?

    1. Salt should be added along with flour.No baking powder for this recipe


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