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Rose & Cardamom cookies stacked

Elaichi Biscuits Recipe | Rose Cardamom Cookies

Kanwaldeep Kaur
Fall in love with these rose flavored Elaichi Biscuits or soft rose and cardamom cookies, made healthy with the use of whole wheat flour and jaggery powder. These healthy cardamom spice cookies serve as one of the best Roohafza recipes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 15 Cookies


  • 1/2 cup Butter unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Rose Syrup I used Rooh Afza Rose Syrup here
  • 1/3 tsp Powdered Cardamom


  • Mix the butter and jaggery powder till it is completely blended with the butter. I prefer to mix by hand since I don't use mixer. Whisk or spatula is not helpful in this case, since the butter is not in a completely melted state.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract to the above and mix everything together.
  • Add rose syrup and stir till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  • For the dry ingredients, mix in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, powdered cardamom and salt to the wet mixture.
  • Give it a good mix with hand. It is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for at least 10-20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • Take around 1-2 Tablespoon of dough in your hands, form a ball, and flatten a little. I was able to make 15 cookies with the prepared dough.
  • Bake the cookies for around 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or till you see creases on top of the cookies (Mine got done in exactly 10 minutes). The cookies will be soft to touch, but once cooled, they will be fine.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • The Rose And Cardamom Cookies are now ready to be served. Also, these can be stored in an air-tight container for a week or two.


  • Whole Wheat Flour – Feel free to replace whole wheat flour with the same quantity of all-purpose flour. If the cookie dough feels a little loose, add ~ 1/4th cup more of all-purpose flour.
  • Jaggery Powder – If Jaggery Powder is not available, you can replace it with equal amount of unrefined cane sugar.
  • Rose Syrup If Roohafza is not available, feel free to replace it with other brand of rose syrup available with you.
  • Egg – To make the recipe eggless, I would advise to replace the egg with either of these two options:
    • Chia Seed Gel (Mix 1 Tbsp powdered Chia seeds with 3 Tbsp water, and let it soak for 5 minutes)
    • Flax Seed Gel (Mix 1 Tbsp powdered Flax seeds with 3 Tbsp water, and let it soak for 5 minutes)
NOTE – For eggless version, powdered seeds are preferred. But if not available, you can use whole seeds for soaking!
PRO TIP - Add some crushed Pistachios on top of cookies before baking. It will definitely enhance the flavor !!
Keyword cardamom cookies, healthy cookies, rose cardamom cookies, rose cookies, whole wheat cookies
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