These crispy whole wheat ghee cookies are Indian style shortbread cookies. Do you believe these are made of only 3 ingredients? Yes, you heard me right. They are so easy to make with only 3 ingredients! The best part is, it does not use baking powder and baking soda for making these cookies. These bakery style ghee cookies are my favourite cookies to enjoy with my morning or evening chai/coffee.

These 3 ingredients cookies are fuss-free and super simple to make that you can whip up any time of the day! The dough required no kneading, no resting and no refrigerating. Isn’t it that simple? They are quick and easy to make at home with basic pantry ingredients and turns out insanely delicious.

These whole wheat flour cookies are made without eggs but they taste as good as cookies made with egg. So definitely you not gonna miss the eggs at all!

These bakery style cookies turned out really crispy and melt in the mouth. It gives a crispy texture even though it is made using ghee. The fat contains in ghee (clarified butter) tends to make cookies crispier just like how butter works.

These cookies are my family favourite and a regular at my home. Now also I sometimes buy these cookies whenever I cross the bakery. My little one is a great fan of cookies. He loves to have them with his tea or as a snacks anytime of the day.

These cookies also serves great for tea/coffee time small get-together, quick bite to kill the anytime hunger pangs, kids tiffin box, festive giftings etc.

Why You’ll Love This Whole Wheat Ghee Cookies?

✔ just 3 ingredients.

✔ insanely delicious.

✔ crispy, crunchy cookies ideal for tea/coffee or anytime snacks.

✔ no-fuss and minimal preparation.

✔ perfectly baked under 20 minutes.

✔ eggless and easy to make.

✔ made with whole wheat flour aka atta.

✔ no leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda.

✔ stay well in an airtight container for weeks.

✔ ideal for gifting during the holidays.

Ingredient Substitute for Eggless Atta Ghee Biscuits

Flour: Whole wheat flour can be substituted with all purpose flour or you may use 50-50 of both. You may also use other healthier flours used for making cookies and biscuits.

Sweetener: Powdered sugar can be substituted with jaggery powder, brown sugar, cane sugar or coconut sugar.

Fat: Ghee (clarified butter) can be substituted with room temperature butter. It may be either homemade or store bought butter. Both salted and unsalted butter will work.

How To Perfectly Bake These Cookies?

Baking time will depend on the thickness of your cookies. If your cookies are not very thick it will be baked in 12-15 minutes.

It also depends upon how crispy you want them.

My cookies thickness was about ½ inch so I bake them for about 20 minutes @180° C because I like them really crispy.

The cookies might look like soft right after baking but it will turn crisp as it cools down. So be careful not to burn the cookies by baking for longer time thinking it is uncooked or under baked.

You may bake the cookies until golden brown around the edges and for more crispy bake till the bottom is lightly brown.

Most important point is, all oven reacts differently so baking time may vary, so the safest is to keep an eye from 15 minutes onwards.

How to Store These Cookies?

Once the cookies are out of the oven, let it stand in the baking tray for about 5 minutes. Then transfer them on a cooling rack and let it cool down completely.

Once cooled, store in an airtight container. They should be good for 2-3 weeks at least. In my house it usually finishes off in 1-2 days.

You might also like this Eggless Ghee Cake, it’s a super soft and aromatic cake, just melt in the mouth cake.

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Mango Frozen Yogurt

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Apple Cinnamon Cake
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Whole Wheat Orange Cake
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Multigrain Banana Cake

Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake
Banana Chocolate Cake
Protein Rich Nuts & Seed Cake
Banana Walnut Cake
Chocolate Vanilla Cake
Double Chocolate Coffee Cake
Mawa Pistachios Cake


All of the above recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

I hope you’ll give a try to this easy recipe and please do share your thoughts about the recipe with me here.

So let’s get started and check how to make this easy and simple whole wheat cookies at the comfort of your home.

I made a simple recipe video of 3 ingredients cookies for my readers which I have shared below. Do watch and please SUBSCRIBE to my channel. It will mean a lot to me and motivate me to come up with more videos for my readers. As always looking forward to your feedbacks!

3 Ingredients Cookies Recipe Video

☆ Please read the important tips and notes given below for easy understanding of the recipe and to achieve a perfect bake. You can also find the INGREDIENTS SUBSTITUTION mentioned there to be adapted in this recipe.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 18-20 cookies

☆ Measuring cup used is 240 ml

Ingredients to make whole wheat ghee cookies:

1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup ghee semi solid (clarified butter) or butter
Pinch of salt (optional)

Step by step pictorial instructions to make whole wheat ghee cookies:

Preheat oven @180°C for 10 minutes. Grease baking tray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl add the semi-solid ghee and powdered sugar.

Whisk them well using a wired whisk or a spoon until smooth and creamy.

Seive in the flour and salt (if using) into the ghee sugar mixture.

Mix and combine them together well and make a dough. If required add few tbsps ghee or water/milk.

On a clean surface place the dough and flatten the dough with hand or with the help of rolling pin. Thickness should be not too thin nor too thick. I did about ½ inch thickness. You can do it as per your preference.

With a cookie cutter cut them into desired shapes. If cookie cutter is not available, you may use bottle cap or rim of steel cup to give the shape.

Place the cookie in the greased tray keeping some gap in between.

Bake at preheated oven @180°C for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Mine got baked at 20 minutes. But I baked again extra 5 minutes for extra crispiness and brown bottom. It was so perfect.

Baking time depends upon the thickness of your cookies and your oven temperature. Start checking from 15 minutes onwards.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let it stand in the baking tray for about 5 minutes.

Transfer them on a wired rack and let it cool down completely.

Store the cookies in an airtight container only once the cookies has cool down completely.

Enjoy these whole wheat ghee cookies with tea or coffee.


☆ Use semi-solid ghee and not melted.

☆ Adding salt is optional.

☆ You can add a hint of cardamom powder.

☆ You may substitute ghee with butter.

☆ You may substitute whole wheat flour with all purpose flour or use 50-50 of both.

☆ You may also use any other healthier flour used for baking cookies.

☆ Refined sugar may be substituted with refined brown sugar, jaggery, cane sugar or even coconut sugar.

☆ Baking time will differ depending upon the thickness of your cookies.

☆ Each oven reacts differently so baking time may differ since the temperature varries from oven to oven. Keep a check from 15 minutes onwards.

☆ For more crispy cookies bake few minutes extra keeping an eye on the baking time.

☆ You can use cookie cutter to give the shape. If not use bottle cap or rim of steel water cup to make round shape. You may also simply roll the dough into ball with hand and slightly press it.

Well, if you make this eggless atta ghee cookies, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

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About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

12 thoughts on “3 Ingredients Cookies / Bakery Style Cookies / Eggless Atta Ghee Biscuits

  1. Hi Akum mam,
    Thank u for such lovely and easy recipes, My family now thinks i am a pro baker… I even bought a new microwave … All your recipes work out very well…
    I just have a query that when i tried this particular recipe… after 20 mins in convection for 180 degree.. It was raw.. Then i again baked for 5 more mins.. it was still uncooked.. then i again cooked for 10 more mins.. still not cooked… but bottom part was golden yet top part was all batter… then i flipped those cookies and cooked it for more 15 mins… and still it disnt cook….
    Then again i tried another batch with maida and butter…. the same thing happened… and it didnt cook…
    Pls pls mam help me…. those ghee cookies was smelling so heavenly…. i really wanna cook those and have it…. my son fell in luv with the smell.. my husband even started having those raw ones…. pls help mam…

      1. For how many minutes mam ?? And do we need to flip them ??? Pls reply…

  2. Hi mam…
    Thank u so so much… it just turned out awwsmmmmm…. my family just loved it…. my brother said it tastea like prashad from shirdi sai mandir….
    It took me 35 mins at 160 degree….
    Thank u so so much for this easy recipe…
    Luv Bibha..

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