April 25, 2018 Roth Cookies

Roth Cookies | Learn how to make Kashmiri Cookies

Roth Cookies is a very traditional cookie of Kashmir. It has a prominent place during festivals. This cookie is offered to the goddess of harvest and then consumed. This cookie has a history which goes back to hundreds of years.


  •  All-purpose flour – 4 cups
  •  Sugar – 1.25 cups
  • Chilled butter cut into small pieces – 2 tbs 
  •  Ghee – 6 tbs 
  • Brown cardamom powder use only the seeds from one brown cardamom – 1/4 tsp 
  • 4 tbs milk powder mixed in 4 tbs water
  • Water – 1 cup 
  • Almond halves – 1 cup 
  • Chopped fresh coconut slices – 1/4 cup 
  • Poppy seeds – 3 Tbs 

How to prepare Roth Cookies

  1. Take a big mixing bowl and add the butter and ghee and cardamom to the flour and mix it. Now add sugar and mix it nicely.
  2. Then add water gradually to make a dough. Do not over knead.
  3. Rest it by covering it for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat the oven to 375*F
  5. Roll the dough out to the cookie thickness
  6. Cut out the cookies in desired shapes.
  7. Place these moulds on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  8. Take a sharp paring knife and prick so that they don’t puff up while baking.
  9. Press in the almond and coconut slices over them and brush with a milk powder paste.
  10. Sprinkle some poppy seeds on top to cool lovely.
  11. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown on top.
  12. Cool on a wire rack

The Roth is ready to be served. I bet kids will ask for more. You can add any type of nuts to make it taste delicious.

To know more about Kashmiri Cuisines and Other Indian Cuisines or even the International Cuisinelogin to Masterchefu.

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