In the years gone by Deepavali eats and treats consisted of the various mitais, and there was no biscuits on the “Deepavali” menu, however today many households prepare a variety of delicate biscuits that can be decorated with edible glitter and the likes. This recipe is my tried and tested recipe that is always modified, or new flavourants are added ot it is made in a variety of shapes

Butter Biscuits

250g butter

188ml icing sugar

125ml maziena

500ml flour (approximate)




  1. Beat butter and icing sugar, till light and fluffy
  2. Add sifted flour and maziena to form a fairly soft and smooth dough
  3. Press through nozzle, decorate and shape as desired
  4. Bake at 180 for about 15minutes
  5. These biscuits can be adapted and decorated as per your desire.





  1. tandy.sinclair says:

    how pretty 🙂

  2. Ariniv says:

    These are my old faithful when i don’t have time to bake! lol

  3. taste.magazine says:

    Well done, Usha. Still looking for authentic dal makhani and navratan korma recipes! Those are two of my ultimate Indian favourite meals.

  4. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Hi & thank you for giving me the opportunity to blog on Taste & give me a few days and i will get the recipe through to you.

  5. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    yes they are so versatile

  6. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Thanks Tandy–i wish i could send you a tray of all the Diwali goodies i made.

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