Best Ever Butter Cookies



At last a homemade cookie that has no eggs and flavored with butter, cardamom, cashews or almonds and coconut which is so delicious. With its dome shaped crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft inside makes a perfect accompaniment with tea or coffee and equally wonderful on their own. It just melts in your mouth and can be so indulging. You cannot go wrong in selecting this treat.These butter cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are a favorite in my household and also among my relatives, friends and alike.
I had this cookie few years back, one of my acquaintances had made this and had given some to us. At first when I saw the cookie which was slightly brownish or I will use the better word golden and frankly it really didn’t appeal to me or may be because that particular day I was so busy entertaining one of our close family friend I really didn’t get much time to indulge in right away and admire it. Anyway, so at the end of the day when I was done with all my work in the kitchen and was ready to doze off I once again saw the cookies and thought what the heck let me just try this! And guess what they were so rich, crisp and had this amazing texture in every bite!! The rich buttery flavor melts in your mouth and the traces of cashews, cardamom and coconut balances the sweetness! Gosh I just couldn’t wait to take the recipe. What I liked the most was the combination of cashews, coconut and cardamom which are more Indian flavors and no Eggs! Unlike any other cookie that I have had I think this is the best cookie at least to me and to my close relatives and friends who had a chance to indulge in!!

So here’s a list of ingredients

3/4 stick of Unsalted Butter(room temperature)
¼ cup of Sugar
1 cup of All Purpose Flour sifted
½ tsp of Cardamom powder
¼ cup of powdered Cashews or Almonds(You can add any nuts you like, if you are allergic then simply skip and add more coconut flakes instead)
½ tsp Baking Soda
1tbsp dry Coconut Flakes

Method:

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degree and position the rack on the middle shelf.

2.Add butter, sugar and baking soda in a bowl and mix it very well.

3.To the mixture add powdered cardamom and add flour little by little so that it blends properly. Now add powdered almonds or cashews and mix it again. Also add the dry coconut flakes and mix further till forms a nice dough.

4.Take a tblspn of dough and flatten it like a cookie. Place on the baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.

5.Bake until golden brown or for about 15 minutes. When done, Cool completely on a wire rack.


Makes about 16-18 cookies.


12 comments:

Asha said...

OMG!! I made them too!! Little different from your's though.I will post them later
Looks great Anu,good job:))

Anonymous said...

Very Good! Sri shared his cookies and they are very good!

Anu said...

Thanks Asha!!looking forward to seeing your cookie post!

Thanks Janet!
I am so glad you liked it!

srishanth said...

Awesome egg free cookies and they look delicious. My weekend calendar is blocked in evening, i am on to prepare this one. My roommates are sure to have a treat.
Thanks for the receipe.

Anu said...

Thanks Srishant, good luck to you!!

Pelicano said...

Anu-
I make butter cookies once in a while- they are indeed a great cookie! This version with coconut, elaichi :-) , and cashews I find very tempting...

I grew up having a special butter cookie, only at Christmas-time, that my aunt would make every year, called "almond crescents"- with ground almonds. A few years ago, I tried other variations: replacing part of the flour with cocoa for chocolate cookies, and also lemon-poppy-seed made by adding lemon zest, citric acid (sour salt), and poppy-seeds.

Of any flavour, it is the roasted wheat and butter that carries it through, and reminds me of rava ladoos.

Sushma said...

The Cookies look so Perfect !!! Well done Anu

Anu said...

Thanks Pelicano..its truly tempting and also Yumm!Give it a try.

Thanks Sushma, I love visiting your blog too..You have some great posts!!

Anonymous said...

narayan kattar was yummy go

Nirmala said...

Anu, I tried these cookies today morning. Hot out of the oven they all dissappeared in less than 10 mins. So yummy da...Thanks a lot for this simple and wonderful cookie...

Anu said...

Thanks Nirmala!I am glad you tried the cookies and I truly appreciate your feedback about it!Happy blogging!!Take care

Gondu said...

I just tried these today... sooooo good :)