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Whole Wheat Jaggery Cookies | Atta Cookies

Kanwaldeep Kaur
Try these Whole Wheat Jaggery Cookies, or Indian Atta Cookies, which are the healthier version of the classic sugar cookies. These Atta cookies are refined flour free and refined sugar free cookies, and are one of the best soft whole wheat cookies you will ever bake.
5 from 1 vote
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
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Mix the butter and jaggery powder till everything is completely blended.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract to the above and again mix everything together.
  • Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and swirl everything together to form an even cookie dough.
  • (Optional) Refrigerate the cookie dough for around 15-20 minutes.
  • If you refrigerated the dough as per previous step, then 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 cookie dough in your hands, form a ball and flatten a little. I was able to make 15 cookies with the prepared dough. Optionally, using a fork, you can create a pattern on top of the cookies by pressing the fork lightly on the cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or till you see creases on top of the cookies. 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 Healthy & Soft Whole Wheat Jaggery Cookies, or Atta Cookies are now ready to be served warm, or these can also be stored in an air-tight container for around 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.
  • Sweetener – You can even use organic coconut sugar in place of jaggery powder. These alternatives provide healthier form of sweetener to the cookies.
  • 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 flax seeds or powdered chia seeds are preferred. But if not available, you can use whole seeds for soaking!
Keyword atta cookies, healthy, jaggery powder, whole wheat cookies
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