Home Cooking/Cookies????


I made masala cookies.It came out well,it was soft but couldn't cut into pieces since it was not stick to each other.It was powdered!!!.I use flour,butter,sugar baking powder,spices, yoghurt,salt.how can I make cookies firm.Please help!

Anu Hi.  I did some research on these cookies since I was not familiar with them.  I have included below a link to the recipe I thought was best.


I have two ideas:

1.  I did not see eggs on your list.  Most cookie recipes have eggs to act as a binder.  For example, I make scones without eggs when I want a soft and crumbly biscuit.

2.  You may be using too much butter which will make the cookies too "short" and cause them to spread excessively and crumble.  

Take a look at the recipe and let me know if this helps.  Have a great day.

Jim M

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Cooking has been my passion and avocation for more than 45 years. My grandmother (‘Nani’) taught me the skills needed to cook a complete Sunday dinner by the time I was ten years old. I still treasure the memory of those magnificent aromas wafting through her kitchen. My background includes part time restaurant work and meal preparation for large organizations and churches, as well as planning and cooking hundreds of meals for dinner parties, family gatherings, and business functions. I have also completed several courses at the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE) in NYC. I run a food blog on www.flavorysavory.com.

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