As bad luck would have it,my fridge was also giving some problems and to play it safe,I transferred the cookie dough to my friends freezer[its still fine btw,so I know I can freeze the dough too].Everything’s been repaired and to check whether the oven was fine,I had to bake something.Since my friend was not at home I decided to make a fresh cookie.I was impatient to check whether the oven was in working condition and planned to make a simple butter cookie.While powdering the sugar,I remembered Lakshmi’s Cinnamon cookies,I wanted a small twist and added some crushed cardamom seeds instead of cinnamon and made a fine powder.Hence am calling these Cardamom cookies!!
I have added cardamom to both the nankhatais I made and I simply love the distinct taste of cardamom in any sweet preparation,it instantly peps me up.It also gives me the sense of having a dessert and I think nothing can beat that feeling!!I totally loved the cookie and I am planning to add cardamom everytime I bake cookies since it gives such a nice flavor to the cookies without the dominating taste.
Maida/Flour – 1 ¼ cup
Butter,softened – ½ cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Crushed cardamom seeds – 1 tsp
Preheat oven to 150*C.
Powder the sugar with the cardamom seeds to get a fine powder.
Mix with the butter till it becomes creamy.
Slowly add the flour and knead till it forms a soft dough.
You can add few tbsp milk if the dough is dry and add few tbsp flour if the dough is sticky.
Make small balls of the mix and flatten a bit.
I also revisited my first cookie-Malai cookies using Amul Cream.It came out better than the first time I made it,this time I sprinkled some powdered cardamom on top.