Sweet Treats: Homemade Soanpapdi Cookies for Diwali and Beyond 2023

Soanpapdi Cookies

Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets, is a time to indulge in delightful treats. One such delightful creation that perfectly fits the festive spirit is Soanpapdi Cookies. But don’t limit yourself to enjoying these cookies only during Diwali; they are a sweet delight that you can savor year-round. In this article, we’ll explore how to create these scrumptious cookies that are not only perfect for gifting during Diwali but also a great anytime snack.

Soanpapdi Cookies: Ingredients You’ll Need

Before you embark on this delicious journey, gather the following ingredients:

100 grams of Unsalted Butter
55 grams of Sugar
8 grams of Custard Powder
11 grams of Milk Powder
35 grams of Besan (Gram Flour)
For the Dry Ingredients Mix:

60 grams of Maida (All-Purpose Flour) + a pinch of Salt
1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom Powder
20 grams of Pistachios (half chopped in the dough and half for garnishing)
Milk for brushing
Baking Information:

Baking Temperature: 175-180°C for 12-15 minutes.
For air fryer baking: Set the temperature to 160°C and check after 10 minutes for doneness.
Step-by-Step Instructions
Let’s dive into creating these delectable Soanpapdi Cookies:

Step 1: Preparing the Dough

In a mixing bowl, take 100 grams of unsalted Butter and 55 grams of Sugar. Blend them together until the mixture is silky and smooth.

Add 8 grams of Custard Powder and 11 grams of Milk Powder to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix well to combine.

Incorporate 35 grams of Besan (Gram Flour) into the mixture, ensuring a consistent dough forms.

Step 2: Dry Ingredients Mix

In a separate bowl, prepare the dry ingredients mix. Combine 60 grams of Maida (All-Purpose Flour) with a pinch of Salt. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom Powder to infuse that wonderful aroma.

Now, add 20 grams of Pistachios to the dry mix. Half of the pistachios should be finely chopped, while the other half will be used for garnishing.

Step 3: Combining Dough and Dry Mix

Gradually add the dry ingredients mix to the besan dough. Combine them until a consistent and firm dough is formed.

Your cookie dough is ready to shape into delicious Soanpapdi Cookies.

Step 4: Shaping the Cookies

Roll the dough into a log shape.

Cut the log into small, equally sized pieces.

Mold each piece into a smooth, round ball.

Step 5: Baking

Preheat your oven to 175-180°C.

Place the cookie balls on a baking sheet and gently flatten them.

Brush each cookie with a little milk.

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until they turn a beautiful golden brown.

Step 6: Garnishing

While the cookies are still warm, garnish them with the remaining pistachio pieces.
Step 7: Cool and Enjoy

Allow the Soanpapdi Cookies to cool completely.

Once cooled, store them in an airtight container, and they will stay fresh for several days.


These homemade Soanpapdi cookies are a perfect blend of sweetness and crunch. They are not just a Diwali treat; you can enjoy them throughout the year. Whether you’re gifting them to loved ones during the festive season or indulging in a sweet snack at any time, these cookies are a delightful choice. So go ahead, try your hand at making these scrumptious cookies, and enjoy the delicious results. Happy baking!

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