Coconut and cumin cookies (eggless)


These coconut and cumin cookies (eggless) are a perfect option to enjoy if you want a break from the sweeter cookies.These delightful savoury bites are a lovely option if you want a break from the sweeter cookies. They are easy to make and has no chill time. And it does not compromise on flavour. Roasted cumin , coconut, a hint of chilli- what’s not to like! Make them this Christmas; they will happily sit on your cheeseboard too!

These cookies are inspired from this batch of cumin cookies that I posted earlier. We really enjoyed those little bites flecked with roasted cumin seeds. And this time round, I made them with whole wheat flour and added a couple of other things like coconut and crushed red chillies, the latter adding a slight heat.

The dough-

As in the cumin cookies, the dough here is also a craggy one. Once everything just comes together, do not mix it further. The idea is to just bring everything together and not to knead or else the cookies will be hard.

Serving suggestions-

These cookies are full of flavour and you will have a hard time resisting from nibbling on them. However, along with enjoying them on their own, they can also be enjoyed with various toppings. With Christmas around the corner, these savoury cookies can be a great addition to your cheese board. Not only can they be enjoyed on their own, but they can also be used very much like a cracker topped with various cheeses and chutneys.


This recipe has also been revived from the ‘notebook’. Read all about it here. I’m slowly getting round to digging out the available photos and recipes from the notebook. I don’t have all, but definitely a few to keep me busy. These recipes were all much loved and I am sharing them so that they can be available for more people to enjoy.

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Coconut and cumin cookies

Coconut and cumin cookies (eggless)

Sunita Bhuyan
Delightful savoury cookies which can be enjoyed on their own or as a base for various cheeses and chutneys. Also has a slight hint of chillies.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack


  • 10 tbsp plain whole wheat flour (I used atta)
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut + a little extra for the top
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • a pinch of sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red chillies
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds ( just dry roast the cumin seeds in a pan until fragrant)
  • 3 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 7 tbsp plain yogurt
  • a little milk for brushing the tops


  • Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C.
  • Lightly dust a baking tray with flour and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, coconut, sugar, salt, baking powder, crushed red chillies and roasted cumin seeds.
  • Add the oil and rub in with the fingertips.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and tip in the yogurt.
  • Quickly bring everything together to make a craggy dough.
    Coconut and cumin cookies
  • On a floured rolling board, roll out the dough to about 5mm in thickness and cut out 2 inch circles. Arrange them on the floured baking tray.
    Coconut and cumin cookies
  • Gather the trimmings, roll and cut more circles. Continue till all the dough has been used up.
  • Brush the tops of the circles with a little milk and sprinkle a little coconut on top.
    Fruit and nut cake
  • Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or till the top is lightly browned.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.
Keyword Christmas cookie, coconut cookies, cookie recipe, cumin cookies, eggless cookies, savoury cookies

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