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Ragi Cookies | How to Make Coconut Ragi Cookies

By Swasthi on July 12, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Ragi cookies recipe – Easy, delicious and quick to make coconut ragi cookies without baking powder or baking soda. These ragi cookies turn out to be crunchy, delicious and perfect for toddlers, kids and for anyone not on a low fat diet. This recipe uses egg, to make without egg you can check this Eggless Ragi biscuits recipe.

ragi cookies

The cookie dough can be made ahead and refrigerated. They can be baked whenever you wish to have some warm cookies. Isn’t it amazing? During the Christmas vacations, I had baked many kinds of cookies, Chocolate cake and Nankhatai.

One of the easiest ones were these ragi cookies, which took not much of time and yet they tasted great. My kids enjoyed munching on these with their milk.

The recipe yields 24 cookies, if you do not have a large oven, you can divide it to 2 batches and bake them. Keep the dough refrigerated till you use.

More Ragi recipes
Ragi ladoo
Eggless Ragi cake
Ragi dosa

How to Make Ragi Cookies at home

1. These are the ingredients to use. Butter has to be soft but cold.


2. Begin with beating the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. There is not much of butter to beat. But beat it till creamy.

beating the butter and sugar till light and fluffy

3. Add egg and vanilla. Beat till well incorporated.

Add egg and vanilla

4. Next add coconut, flour. Mix well. You will end up with a moist dough. Sprinkle the coarse sugar all over evenly and just mix it once.

add coconut, flour

5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. I do not have the pictures of the rest of the recipe as I got busy with the kids.

6.  Preheat the oven to 180 C for at least 15 mins.

7.  Make balls and flatten them slightly on the baking sheet.

Make balls and flatten them

8.  Bake these till done. Takes around 10 mins for me.

9.  You can make these in batches till you use up the entire dough

Cool the ragi cookies on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container and use up within 2 weeks.

coconut ragi cookies

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Ragi cookies recipe | How to make coconut ragi cookies

Coconut ragi cookies – crunchy, delicious and healthy. These cookies are made without any leavening agent yet they turn out great. 
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut or dried coconut
  • ¾ cup ragi flour or finger millet flour (can use even ragi puttu podi for the best crust)
  • ½ cup wheat flour or plain flour/ maida (if possible use unbleached flour)
  • 150 grams butter – soft but still cold
  • 150 grams fine sugar or roughly powdered
  • 1 tbsp Coarse sugar optional
  • ¾ tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 egg , small


  • Beat the butter and sugar till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat till well incorporated.
  • Add coconut, millet flour and plain flour. Mix well. You will end up with a moist dough. Sprinkle the coarse sugar all over evenly and just mix it once.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C for at least 15 mins.
  • Make balls and flatten them slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake these till done. Takes around 10 mins for me. When done the cookies top is dry.
  • You can make ragi cookies in batches till you use up the entire dough.
  • Store ragi cookies in a air tight jar.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Ragi cookies recipe | How to make coconut ragi cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, can I use oil instead of butter.

Hi Swasthi, Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes for Raagi millet. I just had this one question. Will the cookies rise without baking powder? Will they not come out to be hard without a rising agent like baking powder or Soda?

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Tried this recipe for the first time, it turned out to be great.
Cookies were awesome. I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.
I wanted to share the picture also but couldn’t.

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Someone gave us a bag of ragi flour. Not being familiar with it I came across this recipe a week ago. I used Nameste gluten free flour instead of the wheat flour. First batch was delicious. 2nd batch the butter was too soft and they spread and were crisp. Still delicious! Third batch is in the refrigerator right now. I have not made cookies in years, but these have become a 3 generation favorite in one short week! As far as the 14 month old fourth generation, she loved them but may have had an issue with the coconut. Thanks for introducing me to a new ingredient! I will look forward to making other ragi flour recipes.

Hi Swasthi can you please tell me how much 3/4 cup ragi flour and 3/4 cup coconut is in grams?

Hi dear can I add any natural sweeteners in this dish like banana or dates instead of sugar to make it for babies

Hi, I have a doubt.. what is de need of refrigerating de dough.. can we prepare it directly..

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can iuse oat f &omitwhole wheat thanks

Hello ma’am, since egg is added, how long we can keep it.?

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My cookie is chunky not crispy. But tastes good. I donno what went wrong or that is the correct texture of the cookie I took it out only after getting little cracks on top

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Thank you for your reply. Pls give me the cup measurement of butter and sugar(I used palm sugar). I will try it again for my toddler. Thank you again for such a healthy recipe

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Shall I roll the dough and cut it with cookie cutter? If so, how much thickness is needed

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Hi Swasthi

I would like to try this recipe with jaggery …. could you let me know the quantity of jaggery required and what type of jaggery is required (liquid jaggery, jaggery Granules)

Hi Swasthi, do you have any recipe for making carrot cup cakes without baking powder or soda? I prefer to use jaggery

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Hi, can I use coconut flour instead of dedicated coconut ? If yes, what is the quantity. Can I skip maida or wheat so that it can be gluten free. If yes, then what do I substitute it with

thanks Swasthi. what is the proportion if i need to replace wheat flour with almond flour? is it 1:1? or do i have to add more almond flour per cup of wheat flour. thankyou

Thanks a lot for the recipe. I have a more basic doubt. How can we ensure it is done.

I mean what is meant by till done. IT is little difficult to understand because of the colour or raagi

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Hi Swasti,
Took this as a Base recipe and made it with liquid jaggery and eggless and it came out very very nicely. Also added almond flour to it.

Thanks a ton for this wonderful recipe.

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Hi ..these biscuits came out so yummy..can’t stop eating them ..used wheat flour …need to try without egg recipe too ..thx a lot for yummylicious recipe

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Hi, finally I have got this desicated coconut. I know this product from you only. Can you suggest how to store this. I got the organic one in a packet.

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Can I substitute butter with ghee?

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Hi! Your recipes are amazing and the instructions so clear! I want to make the Ragi cookies ( the ones with egg). Someone has asked about substituting coconut with nut powder. Can i just substitude it with more wheat and ragi flour in the right proportions to make up the 3/4 cup of coconut.? Will it need a change in all the other ingredients like sugar etc too? And- do you have a recipe for baked ragi namakpara? I tried two from other sites but they came out too hard or (in less oven time) not fully cooked.

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Hi…..do v need to bring the dough that was refrigerated for 1hr to room temperature before baking in the oven