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Butter Cookies or Good Day??

I cannot think of anyone who does not like Britania Good Day biscuits in India. The rich, buttery cookies, with the crunch of nuts here and there, unbelievable!! I can easily finish of one whole pack on my own :). We do get these biscuits in the Indian grocery store here, but I just wanted to try making these at home. So here is my experiment, that turned out pretty good. The cookies are crispy and melt in your mouth. The next time I make these, I will add some coarsely ground cashews/pistachios. Then they will taste exactly like the original Good Day.The basic recipe is from recipezaar, I tweaked it a little bit.

I wanted the cookies to look exactly like Good Day biscuits, so I thought of using a fork to create impressions, or maybe some lines with a knife, but I wasn’t satisfied. That’s when I thought of the egg slicer I have. Check the pictures below to see how it looks.
And then, I shaped the cookies with this, and did they look like the original ones?? See for yourself!!!

I’m sending this recipe to the “Kids Delight” event hosted by Valli of ‘Spice your Life’. I’m sure all the kids will relish this!!


Butter (Unsalted) – 4 ounces (1 stick)
Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp
Egg Yolk – 1 large
All purpose flour – 1 1/4 cup


  • Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour and mix just until incorporated. Knead lightly to make a homogenous dough. The dough will be brittle (not elastic).
  • Make 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls of the dough. Press this ball against the flat side of the egg slicer and flatten into 2 inch round. Remove very gently and carefully.

  • Place the cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet at least an inch apart. Freeze the tray with cookies for 30 mins.

  • Before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Bake until they start turning dark golden brown (be careful not to burn) around the edges, about 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy the buttery goodness!!

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One Response to Butter Cookies or Good Day??

  • denisha naitram says:

    Please suggest eggless substitute for the cookies. I want to make them. But i don’t eat egg. Please help. The biscuits look same like the store bought. Hats off to you!!

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