Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hyderabadi chand cookies | eggless

The moment I saw the video of making these cookies in vahrevah I decided to make it. These are lovely , melting in mouth cookies and very easy to make. 

These cookies are very famous in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. I heard in vahrevah that the seller would put these cookies in a basket and shout "biscoot biscoot" and sell it from door to door.

The name Chand cookies is because the cookies are shaped half moon and they also look white. Chand in Hindi means moon. 


All purpose flour   ----  200 gms
Butter   ----- 125 grams
Baking powder  ----  1 pinch
Sugar powder   ----  75 grams
Vanilla essence ---- 1 tsp
Salt  ---- a small pinch


I checked the stores for white butter and bought it so that the chand cookies really look white.  You can also use yellow butter.

Cream butter and sugar powder in a bowl.


Then add vanilla essence and blend well.

Then add flour, milk powder, baking powder, vanilla essence and mix well to make crumb like texture.


Knead it for a wile to make soft dough.

Now take a rolling pin and roll the dough in to a 1/4 inch circle or an oval shape.

Now cut with a round cookie cutter and cut them in to half moon shape (crescent shape).

Pre-heat the oven at 170 degree C for ten minutes and bake this chand cookies at 170 degree C for 15 minutes.
See to it that the cookies don't become brown. Mine one set of cookies became brown. The chand cookies will loose its beauty - thats all, there would be no compromise in the taste.

Enjoy these cookies with a steaming hot cup of tea.


  1. I have also bookmarked these from vahrehvah.. They look stunning..

    You have made it so nicely...

  2. These cookies use to be popular when we were growing up. Your cookies came out good

  3. Your cookies have come out good.

  4. Those chand cookies look like they melt in the mouth. Perfectly made.

  5. Well baked cookies, they look very nice.

  6. Melt in the mouth cookies,perfectly made and shaped..

  7. These cookies are my weakness, i miss this chand cookies a lot..

  8. Shape has come out really well. Lovely chands.

  9. Perfectly baked cookies. They are so good and sure attracts kids..

  10. What a beautiful shape to the cookies and looks so good!