Suji Cookies

This is my first entry for cookies.It happens to be one of my favourite cookies and I have been baking this cookie for many years and it is an easy to do cookie .The special thing about this cookie is it melts in ones mouth !! You could say its something like Melting Moments but the difference is it uses ghee instead of butter. Its not made with suji and I still don’t know why many refer it as Suji Cookies.It has another name too , Arab Cookies.I don’t know whether this cookie originated from Arab !! But it has been a famous cookie here in Malaysia for many many years.

At first , I actually had bits and pieces of the recipe.My first attempt come out well but it started to stick on my fingers.I added some extra ingredients on my 2nd attempt and it come out just the way I wanted.I am sharing this recipe with you and hope that you like it too!!

Ingredients :

1 kg All Purpose Flour
5 cups icing sugar
550-580 gm melted ghee
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda


Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. You can lessen on the icing sugar if you want .There is actually no need to use all the melted ghee.Use sufficient ghee to combine the ingredients into a dough.Once you feel that the dough is not sticky to the hand then you are ready to mould it.

Grease a pan with butter and with some flour. Take a bit of the dough to make a small marble .Do the same until all the dough finishes. You can use cookie cutter too .But I prefer to make it into small marbles.It looks rather cute.If preferred you can add colouring .Finally decorate it with some coloured sugar beads or any other decorations as desired.

I used microwave to bake this cookies.Preheat oven to 180C and bake the cookies for 10-15 mins depending on the size of your cookies.Once cooled store in air tight container. The more longer the cookies are stored,the more tastier it gets.

Thanks for visiting!

The above recipe is my entry for the events

FIL-Ghee Oct 2009 hosted by Sanghi of Sanghi-Tastybites
Sweet Series Oct 2009 hosted by MomRecipies


  1. Hi,
    Your suji cookies looks yummy! I would like to try making some using your recipe.

  2. Hello,
    I have tried making them and it was marvelous. Though it was sticking to my hands, I just added a few more ingredients. My family love them and I will definitely stick to your recipe again for the next Xmas.
    Thanks again :)

  3. Hi Sabrina,
    Glad that u and ur family liked the cookie.Maybe adding more ghee would help in the cookie being not sticky.Bye.

  4. hi,

    I would like to say a big thank you to you. I love to bake cakes and cookies. i tried ur suji cookies recipe and it turned out simply delicious. my family and friends enjoyed it very much. I drop in every now and then at ur website to check out ur creation. I will be trying ur macadamia cookies next. thanks a bunch =)

  5. Hi Nagina,
    Glad that the cookies came out well . Do try the macadamia cookies, tasty as well!!

  6. Wow.. yummy entry sudha.. Thanks! Love it! Perfect shape and the decoration looks superb!:)

  7. hi, i'm soooo in love with your recipe!!! i got some wonderful comments and everybody just love it. THANKS!!!

  8. will try this weekend yeah...

  9. Hi, may i ask 5 cups of icing sugar is how many grams?

  10. hi!(: would like to try this recipe for raya. may i know how long i can keep this> and will it still have the same texture?

  11. Bol: I used normal tea cup.Maybe next when I bake,I will give you the gram measurement.
    Anonymous: The cookies can be kept 3 to 4 weeks.The more longer its lasts the better it tastes!

  12. thanks so much...FINALLY THE CORRECT INGREDIENTS..have been using incorrect recipe all along!!! AS THIS IS THE ARABIC BISCUIT CALLED ghraiba!!

  13. awesome_davishaanne@hotmail.comDecember 5, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Hi there, can i know your suji cookies recipe can make about how perservings?

  14. awesome_davishaanne@hotmail.comDecember 5, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    hi can i know your suji cookies recipe comes out how many perserving?

  15. AoA i m from pakistan living in malaysia i liked these cookies alot .i want to ask that no suji(semolina ) will be added in it?and i dont have oven can i do bake in pressure cooker plz guide me. may Allah bless u thanks alot

  16. Replies
    1. You can use butter but the taste will not be the same..try using ghee to get the flavour of the cookies.


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