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Saffron-Almond Flavored Cookies (Eggless)

saffron-almond flavored cookies

Last time when aayi told me to eat almonds, I bought a big pack of it, put it in freezer and forgot all about it!. I have been thinking to finish it off for a while now. But that didn’t happen. I tried to give those to Ishaan a couple of times, but he doesn’t like them. Then I made badam milk for him, but forgot all about it soon.

So last week, when I was coming home from Ishaan’s daycare, all I could think of was almonds. I wanted to bake some cookies. Ahh, it has been ages since I baked cookies. So as soon as I reached home, I baked these. I wasn’t sure if they would come out well. But they tasted heavenly, they were very crunchy and had amazing aroma of saffron. Even after almost 1 week, they tasted great.

1 cup almond flour
1 cup all purpose floor
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/8th tea spn saffron
2 tbl spn milk
1 tea spn baking powder

Preheat the oven at 250F for about 10mins.
Powder the almonds (I use them along with skin). Measure the powder, use 1 cup of flour.
Mix the almond flour, all purose flour, sugar, baking powder.
Melt the butter. Add the butter to the mixture. Mix the saffron in warm milk. Add to the mixture. Mix everything.
Make small balls from the mixture and bake them in the oven at 250F for about 40mins (time depends on the size of the cookies).

Makes about 2 dozen cookies


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{ 21 comments… add one }

  • arundati May 2, 2012, 10:03 pm

    am commenting after ages! lovely cookies… am just imagining the mild and delicate flavour of the saffron in these cookies… with a cup of masala chai for a nice contrast!

  • Notyet100 May 3, 2012, 1:22 am

    Umm will try this,,,yum,,feel like picking one,

  • yamini May 3, 2012, 11:32 pm

    Really nice cookies.Thanks for recipe

  • reshma martis May 4, 2012, 5:40 am

    hi shilpa i have one doubt after making balls directly baking or you flattend the balls or not or it will get flat after baking. plz help me

    • Shilpa May 4, 2012, 6:43 pm

      No, I did not flatten them. When they are baked, they get flattened

  • Deepa May 4, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Wow…another simple eggless recipe. I am going to try it soon. Did you powdered almond in regular Indian mixer? Usually it becomes mushy as it has oil in it.

    • Shilpa May 4, 2012, 6:42 pm

      Yes I did. I warmed them a bit before putting in Sumeet mixer. If they have small pieces, it tastes great

  • Sandhya May 8, 2012, 9:46 pm

    One of my friend made these cookies and they turned out really good/tasty. She said it was simple procedure and I am going to try. :)

  • Sandhya May 8, 2012, 9:49 pm

    One of my friend make these cookies and they tasted so good. She said the procedure is simple. I am going to try soon. :)

  • Aarti May 11, 2012, 12:58 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Thank you for posting such incredible recipes..
    I am planning to try one new recipe every week.
    I have a little doubt Shilpa, please HELP…
    Can i use Wheat Flour instead of the all purpose flour in this recipe?
    Please reply as I am really eager to try out this yummy recipe.
    Thanks once again..

    • Shilpa May 13, 2012, 5:46 pm

      I haven’t tried with wheat flour. But I think it should work

  • kalpana June 20, 2012, 1:22 am

    I have a little doubt Shilpa, please HELP me out the all purpose flour means which one.

  • Ankita June 23, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Hi dear,
    I have one doubt. Did u use convection microwave? I have a simple microwave with fixed temp setting and no grill. Will it work?
    Thanks, I love your recipes – simple and awesome.

    • Shilpa June 24, 2012, 9:17 am

      Sorry, never tried in microwave. I use my conventional oven.

  • Vaishali June 24, 2012, 1:16 pm

    How do u get alamond flour
    And do we use almond flour as well as all purpose r

    • Shilpa June 26, 2012, 5:07 pm

      As explained in the method, just grind the almonds to powder

  • Rev August 19, 2012, 9:09 am

    I tried these using gluten free flour and instead of saffron used almond extract . They came out really well and my daughter loved them.They were gone in 2 days. Love the recipe…will try other recipes as well

  • madhuri April 30, 2013, 8:09 am

    tried it shilpa and its awesome came out very well. delicate saffron flavor too good… thanks!!!!!

  • kum January 30, 2014, 9:01 pm

    Shilpa, these cookies were awesome! I veganized the recipe. I used earth Balance natural shortening , replacing butter.

    Thank you so much for so many great recipes.

  • kum April 6, 2014, 8:52 pm


    This cookie is really awesome! I have been baking this so many times…

    I used sujata whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. I used vegetable canola oil and cardamom powder, and I used half cup almond flour and half cup of cashewnut powder…

    Since I used oil, the cookies took 55 minutes to bake…

    I’M so happy that I have a great vegan cookie recipe.

    Thanks again for the wonderful recipe…

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