Vanilla Nan Khatai (Eggless Biscuits or Cookies)

eggless vanilla nankhatai
Naan Khatai are soft eggless biscuits or cookies generally flavoured with green cardamom or elaichi.  This recipe of Nan Khatai is with vanilla and crunchy nuts.
Lighter crisp biscuits with milk and less butter.

All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 1/4 cups
Whole Whear Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter/Loni/Makkhan - 8 tbsp (1/4 pound)
Whole Milk - 1/2 cup
Walnuts or any other nuts (roughly chopped) - 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Whole Nuts - about 25

How to bake Eggless Vanilla NanKhatais:
1. In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and roughly chopped nuts.  Mix well and keep it aside.
2. In another big mixing bowl, add melted butter, milk, vanilla extract and sugar.  Mix all the ingredients well.  I used a hand blender/mixer and mixed till it turned light and frothy.  Now add the remaining dry ingredients.  Mix well with a spoon.  The dough will be too soft.
vanilla naankhatai
3. Using an ice cream scoop drop round balls of the cookie dough on a baking tray.  Alternatively, you can make round balls (25 - 30) between palms.  Place the dough balls each one a few inches apart.  After baking, the cookies will almost double in size.  Top each dough ball with whole nuts of your choice.  I used almonds and pistachios.
4. Preheat the oven at 350 deg. F and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.  Crispy crunchy Vanilla Nankhatais are ready to binge.  Store in air tight containers after cookies are completely cooled.


  1. Scrumptious and quite addictive nan khattais..

  2. Flavorful cookies,perfectly baked,will surely try this..

  3. lovely cookies Uma. you are on a baking spree or what!

  4. Wow! looks very yummy
    perfect for evening snack!


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