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March 7, 2011

Eggless Almond Cardamom Cookies Recipe

Here's a quick and easy cardamom cookie recipe that's eggless and tastes a lot like nan khatais. The flavour of the cardamom complements brilliantly with the buttery cookies and the almond flakes generously thrown in. Before I baked these gorgeous banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, these almond cookies were my favourite to bake for friends while visiting them or as a hostess gift.

But before that, here's a riddle: I am sleepy but can't sleep. Once I manage to sleep, I can't bring myself to get up. What is happening to you if this is how you feel?

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While you think about that, here's a super delicious, ridiculously simple and eggless cookie recipe. The cardamom lends an amazing flavour and the family I baked this for loved it!

Eggless Almond Cardamom Cookies Recipe
Makes 30 medium-sized cookies
Adapted from: Manjula's Kitchen

Ingredients:
1.5 cups whole wheat flour / atta
3/4 cup sugar (powder coarsely if using regular white sugar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 tsp green cardamom seed coarsely powdered
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
About 2-3 tablespoons of milk (only if you need it)

How to Make Almond Cardamom Cookies:

1. Pre-heat oven to 360F / 180C

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2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and cardamom powder well.


eggless cardamom almond cookies recipe

3. Next add soft butter (and milk if needed) to the flour mixture to make dough. Dough should be very soft.

eggless cardamom almond cookies recipe

4. Divide the dough into about 32 equal parts and make them into balls. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 1/2” in thickness. Place the dough balls on an non-greased cookie sheet or parchment paper about an inch apart.

eggless cardamom almond cookies recipe

5. Bake the cookies for about 18 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown. After they become lightly golden brown remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.

eggless cardamom almond cookies recipe

Notes:

- make sure that the butter is completely soft and at room temperature, otherwise you will get crumbly dough when you mix and end up adding more milk than necessary, which will make the baked cookies more crackly and hard.

- I made 1.5 times the original recipe and got only 30 medium-sized cookies, as opposed to 36 - the number mentioned in Manjula's post.

- You can lessen the amount of sugar a bit if you'd like, they will still turn out sweet enough I feel. That will make them perfect with coffee/tea.

The flavour of the cardamom is amazing so don't hold back on them

These are absolutely delicious and the flavour of cardamom makes it extra special. Do yourself a favour and bake these now!