Saturday, 3 November 2012

Biskut Suji/ Semolina Cookies

It has been a very tiring day, baking cookies for Diwali can be very tiring especially if you do it in big quantity all by yourself but that's the fun part of it. Would be nicer if the whole family can participate in baking but my husband and my brother are too busy with work and couldn't help me baking. My brother helps me to get the ingredients from bakery suppliers near his work place.

Okay now let's get back to today's cookies, this is a very popular cookies among many of us in Malaysia especially my husband. I took this recipe from Kak Ita's blog Masam Manis, it tastes so good and you will definitely stick to this recipe if you are making it again. You have to follow the exact ingredients used for this cookies to get the taste but for vegetarians you can substitute buttermilk for egg.


150 g of ghee
100 g of butter
100 g of castor sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 egg yolk ( I used whole egg)

100 g cornflakes (ground fine)
100 g corn flour 
50 g of semolina

280 g all purpose flour

Icing Sugar

Whisk all the ingredients listed in A

You don't have to beat until fluffy just have to mix it well

Add in ingredients B and C one by one and mix well

Knead well the ingredients and mix coloring if you like, I have used 
a few drops of red coloring on one part and original for another

To get a standard size I have weighed the dough to 7g per ball, you can 
even flatten the dough and cut using preferred design

Arrange the semolina balls in baking tray and bake at 170 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the balls and your oven requirements, mine call for 150 degree for 10 minutes

Roll the baked cookies in icing sugar and place in small paper cups for better presentation

Our Semolina cookies are ready to be served now

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!


  1. these cookies are so different and i am sure taste great with the combinations, reminds me of nan khatai :)

    1. Tq Priya R, cookies in Malaysia are quite different compared to our Indian cookies...

  2. Beautiful dear! Thanks for sending it to my event :) So sweet of you!

    I missed baking for Diwali this year...just no mood! :(

  3. They look so beautiful n inviting dear. Great effort

  4. cute looking cookies..

  5. I am going to make these for christmas dear! Thanks for sharing.. Is it ok with you if I make a video of it. I will surely give credit to u!

    1. Sure Uma...I would be glad if you try....

  6. Wow these cookies look so lovely !!


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