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Eggless Saffron Cookies Recipe

Beautiful and delicious saffron and cardamom cookies for Diwali or Christmas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Baking, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, International
Keyword: cookies for holidays, Eggless Baking, Eggless Cookies
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 67kcal


  • 1/2 cup Plain Flour / Maida
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter softened
  • 4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 pinch Saffron Strands
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Sliced Almonds for Garnish


  • Soak the saffron in a tablespoon of hot milk. Crush it well and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • In a bowl, add the softened butter and powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Add the saffron milk and mix.
  • Now add the flour and cardamom powder to the butter and mix everything to make a dough. The dough should very soft.
  • Divide the dough into 10 round balls and flatten them with your palms to shape the cookies.
  • Place them on a lightly greased baking tray spacing about 1 inch apart.
  • Garnish the cookies with almonds.
  • Bake them in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes at 180 degrees C.
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cool down for 2 – 3 minutes. Then place them on a wire rack and cool.
  • They will be soft when taken out but will firm up once they cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.


You can also add a few drops of vanilla extract.
Replace almonds with pistachios or cashews.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg