Finger Millet Cookies (Vegan)



Vegan finger millet cookies


I was really surprised when my daughter asked me the other day why I don’t blog anymore. “I miss all those cakes and cookies Amma” she said.  Of course it made me very happy because there was a time when I was baking 3 cakes a week and nobody wanted to eat them anymore!

I really miss everything about blogging though. I cook and bake often enough but never find enough time to blog it. So today on a rainy Sunday afternoon while the baby is asleep, I opened a bottle of beer and decided I am going to blog!

I am sharing a really simple finger millet cookie recipe today. I have baked several variations of this cookie from past couple of weeks and they come out great every time. They are a result of my experiments to arrive at a healthy cookie that I can give my 8 month old son. So naturally they have only ‘good for you’ ingredients.


Vegan finger millet cookies


These finger millet cookies are mildly sweetened with jaggery and have a lovely crunch from all the finger millet semolina in them. They stayed crisp even after a week, which is great! Since there is finger millet in both flour and semolina form, they have a very strong nutty aroma. I have used cinnamon, which compliments it very well.
I love these cookies with my evening tea. I have been eating a couple of these everyday.  I have already tired adding a little bit of cocoa to these (which tasted great) and next time I am planning to add some cashew nuts in it.


Vegan finger millet cookies



I have made these cookies with only coconut oil, only ghee, half ghee and half coconut oil and each time it turns out great!

You can also use regular wheat semolina if you don’t have finger millet semolina.

Sugar will work fine without jaggery too.

Instead of water, you can use milk or yogurt too.


Vegan finger millet cookies



  • ½ cup finger millet flour
  • ½ cup finger millet semolina
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup jaggery powder
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup water


Pre heat the oven at 150 degree Celsius.

Line and grease a baking tray.

Mix all the ingredients well into a hard dough. Take about 1 table spoon full of dough, roll into a nice ball and flatten them between your palms. Place it on the baking tray. Repeat this till all the dough is over.

Place the tray into a preheated oven and let it bake for 12-15 minutes.

Taek the tray out and let the cookies cool in it for a couple of minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool down completely. Store them in a airtight container and enjoy!


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  • Ipsita

    HI chinmayee, Thanks for the lovely recipe. Can I make the same without flaxseed meal? Dont where to find it around my place.

  • Arpana

    These look so yummy! Just wondering if the recipe does not need baking powder at all. I am planning to bake them sometime soon.

  • Gauri

    What is finger millet semolina? Is it sprouted ragi?

  • lakshmi

    want to try this recipe. Pl let me know here we can buy ragi rava that you have used in this recipe.

  • kavita

    Hi Chinmaya just wanted to know where do you get your virgin coconut oil from?

    I am not able to find it in Pune..

    Also I am gluten intolerant.. Any way that you can make this recipe without the use of wheat flour? please advice.


  • Priya

    healthy vegan cookie chinmayie…Where can I get flaxseed meal in bangalore. It will be very helpful if you can let me know. I have book marked many vegan cookie recipes, but all of them need flaxseed meal.

  • Srividya

    I have tried this but with coconut milk. It gives better taste. Try once with this variation.

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