26 Nov 2012

Cardamom Pistachio Cookies


Hhhmmm.... it is raining, raining, raining everyday and that is not something that lifts your spirits. I mean, the first few showers are so exciting when the cool rain hits the soil, everything is so sparkling clean and the air is cool and light .... but after a few days of almost continuous showers , it becomes a bit of a drag.

Especially, when there is not enough light to take photos of all the prepared recipes for the blog, it becomes even more dampening to the mood [... just my mood].

Automatically, I turn to food for comfort .... Am I turning into a comfort eater ..????


I don't know but definitely my waist measurement and dress size will tell me in a couple of weeks time ...:)

Cookies have unfortunately become a part of the snack shelf but a tiny consolation is that the cookies are home made which makes it edible for my daughter.

I am not a big fan of chocolate [Oh, I hear gasps of horror ...!!!]. Yes, you heard me right, I am not a fan of chocolate in any form but I do dish out desserts and stuff with chocolate as everyone around me seems to die for chocolate.


I rely on simple recipes which calls for easy ingredients, with no complication or fuss or mess but promises to deliver great flavour in each and every bit of the finished product. Added to the fact that these cookies can be kept for upto 3 weeks in an air tight container makes it even more appealing for me.

Hey, not to mention it makes a wonderful edible gift for friends and family especially with the festive season coming up. It is so reassuring to have something stacked away before the party time begins so that the last minute madness is avoided.


I love cardamom flavour and to combine it with pistachio makes it ever so tempting. I guess you can substitute other nuts of your choice like cashews / hazelnuts / walnuts and also play around with the base flavour skipping the cardamom. I should imagine that the choices are endless ....

 Simple, flavourful and yummy...:)


 For the cookies:
Unsalted butter: 250gms.
Plain flour: 280 gms.
Rice flour: 60 gms.
Icing sugar: 85 gms.
Vanilla essence: 1/2 tsp.
Orange zest [grated]: 1 tsp.
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp.
Pistachio nuts: 50 gms [chopped]
Castor sugar: 1-2 tbsp.


1.Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2.Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the orange zest, 3/4 of the pistachio nuts and stir until combined.
3.Sift the flours and add to the butter mixture along with the cardamom powder. Mix with a spatula to combine everything together and form a soft dough.
4.Wrap with a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C / Gas mark 2-3 /315 degrees F.
5.Remove the mixture from the fridge and shape tablespoons of the dough into balls.
6.Place them on the baking trays and flatten them slightly with your finger tips. Make sure there is atleast 1 inch space between each cookie.
7.Press a couple of pistachio pieces onto each cookie. Sprinkle some castor sugar onto the cookies and bake for 12-15 minutes or lightly golden underneath.
8.Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tray and then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Store the cookies in an air tight container once cooled completely and can be kept upto 3 weeks time. Enjoy with a cup of steaming tea or coffee especially on a rainy evening ....


Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva

25 comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Perfectly baked cookies.. Love the flavor of cardamom..

Roshni said...

awesome cookies revathi.. totally agree with you about the weather. I love rain, as one can cosy up with tea and bajji.. but that should be on a hot summer day... here it is always sooo cold and rainy.. plus the darkness.. how am one supposed to take photo for blog? :-(

Raji said...

Love love these cookies..I am a huge fan of cardamom flavored goodies and these are looking really exotic.

divya said...

I am just drooling over it :)

ramya anand said...

The best part is it is eggless!
Yumm!

Sangeetha Priya said...

Perfectly baked yummy cookies!!!

Rani Acharyulu said...

Amazing cookies looks crisp and delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect Perfect flavorful cookies....
http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

Rosh said...

Absolutely love the presentation! Great clicks :)

Chef Al dente On going event: Street Food of India!

Vimitha Anand said...

Oh the cookies look so flavor packed... Would love a bite

Priya said...

Hate rain but fortunately its not raining here since sunday.

Scrumptious cookies,with a cup of coffee i can munch some anytime.

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Orange and cardamom together will drill our nose. It must hv been a gr8 aroma at home whilst baking.

looks nice crunchy!!

Jay said...

absolutely irresistable reva..:)
Tasty Appetite

ANU said...

awesome cookies dear....luv the combo of Cardamom and pistachios....

if you would like to link it to my event:
"DIWALI FOOD FEST" Nov 1th to Nov 30th
"Bake Fest #13" Nov 1th to Nov 30th
SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series
South Indian Cooking - July 15th to Sep 15th

Swasthi Blank said...

These look absolutely divine, liked the recipe- no egg

Lubna Karim said...

They look melt in mouth...so soft and so delicate.....feel like grabbing some right now...

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wow crunchy cookies. Lovely clicks.

Amy said...

perfect cookies & nice clicks...

Amina said...

crispy and delicious cookies... looks yumm...

Sum said...

Wowwww... the cookies look so so awesome!!

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

These cookies look so perfect and yumm!

Subhashini said...

Hi
Thanks for dropping to my space and your wonderful comment. Even you do have very nice space happy to follow you

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...love the flavor and these yummy cookies...Looks super..

Divya Pramil said...

Loveliest clicks dear..And awesome preparation..loved those cookies :)
Prawn Biryani / Eral Biryani - Using Pressure Cooker

Damp said...

I am going to try the recipe right now!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...