Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shortbread Cookies

Wish You All A Very Happy Christmas!

Christmas brings back some nice memories for me. I have a very close childhood friend who celebrates Christmas. During my school days, I used to spend every Christmas in her house. After her early morning mass, she comes home to pick me up and then we take off to her house for the whole day. I spend the whole day with her family. All that came to an end after I joined my high school. We both went to different schools and then took different directions. But, I am very happy that we are still best buddies.

Today's recipe is about short bread cookies with an Indian twist. I made this yesterday to give it to my son's teacher and they tasted really good. They were melt in your mouth kind of cookies. Drizzle these cookies with dark chocolate and I am sure, they will be a big hit in any party. Since I did not have time, I skipped this step. But if  you have time in your hand, definitely give it a try.

  1. All purpose flour - 2 cups
  2. Sugar - 1 cup
  3. Butter - 1 cup (2 sticks)
  4. Freshly ground cardamom powder  - 3/4 teaspoon
  5. Pure Vanilla Extract  - 1/2 teaspoon 
  6. Coarsely ground cashews  - 1/2 cup
  7. Coarsely ground almonds  - 1/2 cup
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in vanilla extract and cardamom powder.
  3. Slowly mix in the flour and coarsely ground nuts and make a soft dough.
  4. Heat the oven to 300F.
  5. Make 30 golf ball sized balls and place them in an ungreased baking sheet .
  6. Make sure the cookie balls are placed one inch apart from each other.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until you start seeing golden brown surface in the bottom of the cookies.
  8. Cool the cookies in a cooling rack before you store them.


  1. Merry Christmas to you also.
    Awesome cookies. Sounds delicious.

  2. merry christmas to you too..........superb cookies

  3. Delicious cookies and perfectly done....

  4. Short bread cookies luks so good...luvly clicks..Merry X'mas

  5. Stunning and super addictive cookies..loving it.


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