Nankhatai Almond Flour Cookies with Cardamom
This lovely recipe for Nankhaties showcases the unique spice of cardamom.
- 15 green cardamom pods
- 3/4 cup butter plus butter for greasing the cookie sheet
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- Slivered or chopped almonds to garnish
Peel the cardamom pods and grind the seeds in a mortar and pestle (it is important to use fresh cardamom seeds for this recipe).
Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees
In a mixing bowl place the butter and sugar and cream until soft and fluffy with a wooden spoon or electric mixer.
Gradually add in the flour and the crushed cardamoms with the almond meal.
Grease the cookie sheet and shape the dough into 1-1/2 inch round and flatten and place on the tray 1-1/2 inches apart.
Add some slivered almonds in the center and bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes. These are delicate and can burn easily, so turn off the oven when the edges are just slightly brown.
Let them rest in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes and then take them out and let them cool.
Remove when cool and enjoy.