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June 19, 2016

Are you looking for healthier cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth? Have you ever thought about baking at home but don't have an oven? Are you trying to bake your cookies without oven? how to bake cookies without an oven? 

Well, we have the perfect solution for you! Eggless whole-wheat cookies without an oven!

Eggless Whole Wheat Cookies Recipe

I remember my childhood days when my grandmother baked delicious cookies for us. The aroma of freshly baked cookies still fills my senses with joy and happiness. With every bite, a flood of memories streams into my mind.

However, as I grew older and started living in cities away from family, I started finding it difficult to bake our batches of cookies, especially when I didn't have an oven for baking at home.

This realization led me on a quest to create something that could help all the cookie lovers out there bake delicious cookies without oven at home.

How to make cookies at home without oven? Baking at home not only allows you to control the ingredients that go into your food, but it also ensures that there are

  • no harmful chemicals
  • no preservatives
  • no eggs

Using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour makes these cookies a healthy option for any dessert lover.

And with our simple recipe, baking without an oven has never been easier. So let's get started on making some delicious and nutritious cookies!


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Quick Notes

Tin Size

Oven Temp

160 °C

Baking Time

18 min

MW Convection Temp

150 °C

Baking Time

18 min

Demold Instructions


Cooling Time

15 min

PS: Use conversion table to switch recipe between grams and cups.

Cookies without Oven Recipe

Add whole wheat flour, organic sugar, baking powder, and ghee in a mixing bowl

Start mixing all the ingredients until you get a breadcrumb-like texture. Add tutti frutti and 2 tbsp milk to bind the dough.

Quick Tip

Do not knead it else the flour will develop gluten and you will get chewy cookies.

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Cover the dough with cling wrap and rest the prepared dough in the refrigerator for 30 min.

After 30 minutes, take the dough out from the refrigerator and, using a rolling pin, roll it into a sheet of a ¼ inch thickness.

Bake Cookies without Oven

To make cookies without oven, keep idli maker on a gas stove. Add salt to it and spread it evenly. Close the lid and let it heat on a medium flame for 15 minutes. Grease all the idli trays.

Using a cookie cutter cut cookies out of the rolled sheet.

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Place these cookies on idli plates and place the idli stand inside idli maker. Close the lid and let the cookies bake on slow to medium flame.

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It took approximately 25- 30 minutes to bake perfect cookies.

Quick Tip

Just keep a watch. The moment edges of the cookies turn brown, switch off the flame.

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Place all the baked cookies on a wired rack and let them cool completely.

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Your no oven cookies are ready to be served.

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Snacks, Tea Time
Cuisine: Baked
Servings: 25 Cookies



  • Mix the whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder in a bowl. Add clarified butter (ghee)
  • Mix everything to get a breadcrumb like texture. Add tutti fruity and milk to bind the dough.
  • Keep the dough in the refrigerator covered with a cling wrap for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes take the dough out of the refrigerator. Roll the dough into a sheet of thickness ¼ inch.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut the cookies out of it and place these on greased Idli molds.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the idli cooker with salt as a base.
  • Now place the stand, loaded with cookies in an Idli cooker and cover with a lid.
  • Let it bake for 25-30 minutes on a medium to low flame.
  • When edges turn golden, turn off the flame and keep the cookies on a wired rack to cool down.
  • The healthy, delicious Cookies are ready.


  1. Every ingredient in the recipe and its quantity has its own significance. Do not alter them.
  2. This recipe is a tried and tested recipe. Substitute the ingredient/s only at your own risk.
  3. You can adjust the servings of this recipe in the “Recipe Card” and all the ingredients and their measurement will automatically adjust.
  4. To switch between grams and cups, use this “Conversion Chart”.
  5. In Cookies, vegetable oil and butter are not interchangeable. Butter not only provide fat to the cookies but also provide structure. Vegetable oil stays fluid in nature and hence will fail to give structure to your cookies.
  6. Do not knead the dough else it will develop the gluten that will result in soft and chewy cookies.
  7. Do not miss to refrigerate the cookie dough. This will avoid cookies spreading while baking.
  8. I have an Idli maker with 5 trays. To avoid burning off the cookies, I have only used to top 4 trays.
  9. I have used 1 kg of regular cooking salt to make the base in the Idli maker.
  10. The salt can be reused multiple times, hence you can store it.
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About the Author Sonia Gupta

Founder of AnyBodyCanBake, Noted Entrepreneur, Celebrated Baker, Certified Baking Instructor, and Accomplished Food Blogger.

  • Hi Sonia,

    Thanks for this recipe. Can I replace sugar with dates powder? Will it affect the outcome of cookies? I’m thinking to make cookies for my baby.

    • I haven’t experimented the recipe with date powder so that will be difficult for me to suggest the amount. But in case you have even baked with it, feel free to experiment. The difference will be in crunchiness of the cookies and the colour.

      Happy Baking

  • What can I replace baking powder with. I don’t want to use baking powder as making it for my kid. I know changing ingredients will alter the results but is there anyway I can do away with baking powder?

  • Hi Sonia,
    Can you please tell me how to bake these cookies using a pressure cooker. This is an amazing recipe. I like to taste it.

  • Hello… Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. Can I use sand instead of salt in the base of the cooker?

    • Dhara,

      Using salt/sand has a purpose. While baking on gas generally we keep opening the lid to check if its baked or not. When we do so, it drops the temperature inside the vessel. But if you are using salt/sand, it helps to maintain the temperature.

      Happy Baking!

  • Hello Mam, tried these cookies. They arey awesome in taste and with right amount of sweetness as everyone likes in my house. Have shared the pic in group also. Thank you for this recipe.🙂

  • Hi sonali
    What should be temp if I bake it in convection?
    Also can I skip tutti fruti?
    Do oven and convection behaves differently at same temp?if yes, then how. Please guide.
    Thanx a ton for all those lovely recipes.

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