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Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

These whole wheat cookies are light and crispy. They are great with tea or coffee. This is an egg-less cookie recipe.

Recipe makes about 24.

Whole Wheat Almond CookiesIngredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom seed coarsely powder (ilaichi)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons or 4oz)
  • About 2 tablespoons of milk or as needed


  1. Pre heat the oven to 360 degree F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and cardamom powder well.
  3. Next add soft butter and milk to the flour mixture to make dough. Dough should be very soft.
  4. Divide the dough into about 24 equal parts and make them into balls.
  5. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 1/2” in thickness.
  6. Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about inch a part.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 18 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown.
  8. After they become lightly golden brown remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.


  1. Replace the almonds with walnuts or pistachios.

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204 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Almond Eggless Cookies

  1. Hello Manjula ji pls add more recipes of whole wheat cookies without baking soda or baking powder. Everyone loved these cookies. Thks a lot!

  2. Hello,

    Good morning,

    I tried this cookie recipe last night. followed instruction step by step and let them out to cool over night, but they were still soft.

    Please advise what i can do to make sure they turn out crispy?

  3. I was looking for whole wheat-eggless cookie recipe as my toddler suddenly developed a stubborn want for it! Came across this one and I immediately tried it looking at the less prep time and easy-to-find ingredients.
    The cookies came out AWESOME! I’m not a cookie lover but I ended up loving these so much that I ate 3 while they were still warm 😀
    And making a new batch again today for family and friends.
    I made below variations:
    Replaced almonds and cardamom with Choco chips

    Replaced butter with oil

    Reduced sugar qty to 1/3rd cup

    Thank you so much Ms.Manjula 🙂

  4. I tried these today… and for the first time I’m doing biscuits… they turned out very well… and my little baby liked them… thanku Manjula ji…

  5. Aunty,, thank u sooooooo much for the recipe.. I tried this one today.. I had no butter, so used oil. Also reduced sugar like 1/3 cup of sugar for 1 cup flour.. The flavor I got while baking made me to eat 3 biscuits at the same time.. Really a very nice recipe.. Gonna try other biscuits from your site 🙂

  6. I made the cookies, they came out very well. But i felt the sugar content is too high..next time i’ll add 1/4th cup sugar in 1 cup WW flour.
    I made slight change. Replaced 2tbsp whole wheat flour with 2 tbsp semolina and kept the dough in fridge for 1/2 hour. The cookies came out to be very crispy. Thankyou Manjula ji for the recipe..:)

    1. Kasturi 360 F is equal to approximately 180 C….. Put your microwave on 180 C and continue with recipe ….

  7. Namaste Manjula Aunty,

    I do not have oven or OTG… Can I make this cooker… Is there any way… This reciepe is healthy and i can give it to my daughter in her tiffin. Also can we replace sugar with jaggery? If yes, the quantity?

    Thank you


  8. Hello mam..2 basic queries..1.preheat oven to 360 means we set temp n let the temp teach 360 n this wd be roughly 20 mins duration or when the light turns off..sometimes it doesn’t till we switch off..

    2.keep the baking tray or grill on the middle shelf..n also while preheating the lower grill is on not upper n lower..

  9. Ma’am can you plz tell me if the temperature is for microwave cooking or for baking mode..and can I bake them in my baking tray without using a baking sheet…

  10. hi I just wanna know whether I can baje it in baking tray and tell me the temperature because as u said if I keep at 375 my cookies will become black

  11. The cookies came out surprisingly well…..but with a slight modification in the time and temperature……lesser will do wonders…… as a first time baker i was really excited to c those delicious cookies… thank u madam….

  12. Hi mam, I would like to know at what temperature to bake in an OTG? I have tried your Rasagolla and it was a success!! My husband loved it.. 🙂
    I don’t have a microwave oven.. It’s an OTG only..

  13. Mam ur whole wheat almond eggless cookies recipe was very nice. Can you please suggest whether we can bake these cookies in cake oven (not electrical) or cooker instead of oven? If yes, please give me the instructions how to follow in baking the cookies in cake oven/cooker.

  14. Can I bake the cookies in a baking tray instead of cookies sheet..Is there anything I need to take care of if using a baking tray?

  15. Found your recipe on Sin-A-Mon’s log…Decided to bake them last night & i am very very impressed…just love it 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  16. hi manjula aunty,

    i tried these cookies today and they came out fantastic!!! thanks so much for an easy delicious recipe without eggs or baking powder/soda. i do not have a cookie sheet so i lined my cake pan with some aluminum foil and baked them. and they came out perfect, although i had to bake in three batches. but the good thing is that the house was filled with the aroma of butter and elaichi for long 🙂 an excellent option for snacks with tea, especially on a rainy day 🙂

  17. Hi Manjula Aunty,
    These cookies are absolutely mind blowing and vegetarian all the same!
    I could not believe how easy they are to make and how yummy they turned out.
    Thanks a ton! I made a jar full at home and they disappeared in no time. They have a slight nan khatai feel to them which makes them taste Indian and super delish!!

  18. I was craving something sweet tonight but didn’t really have much in the pantry (no white flour, brown sugar, etc.) and no eggs. I scoured the internet for a cookie recipe that could work for what I did have on hand and I finally found this one. It seemed too good to be true so I wasn’t expecting much, so I was really surprised when the first batch came out… they were delicious, and even more wonderful with a mug of tea! This simple recipe is one for the books! Thanks a bunch, these cookies made my night.

  19. Hi Manjula aunty,

    I’ve always loved all ur recipes.
    Recently I wanted to bake cookies, and I tried out this recipe.. some how my cookies tend to burn on the bottom.. although I follow the timing and measurements carefully!

    Please tell me the brand name of the baking sheet you used and where you got it from?.. so tht I will try baking with that one..
    thank you,

  20. Hello,
    How are u? I love your recipes.. I had already tried many of your awesome recipes and big thanks for that.. today I made wheat almond cookies but my cookies didn’t turn as good as yours.. they didn’t expand.. I don’t know why.. I did exactly same as you said. Any pointers on what may be missing or cautions to be taken are highly appreciated.

    Thanks a ton

  21. I love your recipes Aunty. I just made these cookies…. and I amazed myself how good they came out to be. So simple but great. So, next time I have craving for cookies/biscuits and I don’t have any at home….I’ll simply make some by mysefl !!! 😀

  22. Hi,
    Great recipe.

    Just wanted to know how to store these cookies? At room temperature or in the refrigerator? Also, how long do they last i.e. without getting spoiled?


  23. Hello Manjula aunty/ Jaya,
    I am planning to make these cookies today, could you please tell me if I can use rolled oats instead of almonds with cinnamon instead of cardamom? Also, can I use ghee instead of butter?
    Please reply soon!

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