Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cashew and Cardamom Cookies

This recipe is for the event Priya's Cooking With Seeds. Cashew and cardamom goes very well with each other. We easy cardamom for both sweets and savoury for it's nice aroma, also cardamom  has it's own health benefits. To read more click here.
Plain Flour-200 g
Caster Sugar-110 g
Butter-50 g
Cashew Butter-150 g
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Cardamom pods-3
Dessicated coconut-1 tbsp
Milk-2 to 3 tbsp
To Prepare Cashew butter
Cashewnuts-150 g
Oil-1 tbsp
First prepare the cashew butter ,dry roast the cashew nuts and blend them in a food processor with enough oil.Don't make it too smooth,it should be a bit crunchy.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.Take the seeds from the cardamom pod and crush them into powder.Cream the butter and sugar,add the cashew butter to it .Now add the egg and cardamom powder and mix it well.Sift the flour and baking powder into this mixture and make it into a smooth dough, if the dough is too crumbly add a splash of milk.
Grease and line two baking sheets, make small lemon size balls out of the flatten it slightly and sprinkle some dessicated coconut on top. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes.
If you like to have a soft centered cookies take out the cookies when they are pale in colour, if you like to have a crunchy cookies leave them to brown on top for 5 more minutes.

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