Friday, May 20, 2011

Almond Cookies

         This is my first bookmarked post. But i did not follow the original recipe completely. For the first time i saw the pistachio cardamom cookies in Ramya's (Hot from my oven) blog...i was totally impressed on the recipe and her picture n as well the presentation.Thank you Ramya for the recipe. I combined her recipe with the almond cookies recipe from daringly tried this and the outcome was so perfect,super n excellent. It tasted like butter biscuits n melts in mouth like butter. My kids liked them a lot n they finish it in 2 days :) They love homemade cookies more than the store bought one.I used raw almonds you can also use the blanched/roasted almonds.I ground the almonds coarsely so its very difficult for me to get shape n hold the dough firmly.But it also very nice to have a crunchy bite of nuts...

  1. All Purpose flour   1 and 1/4 cups
  2. Rice flour    1/3 cup
  3. Unsalted butter   1/2 cup
  4. Powdered sugar/Icing sugar  1/2 cup  
  5. Baking powder   1/4 tsp
  6. Salt   1/2 tsp
  7. Egg White  from 1 egg
  8. Almond extract   1/2 tsp (can use vanilla extract also)
  9. Almonds   1/3 cup(lightly toasted)
  10. Cardamom     8-10
  • Sift the flours ,add salt ,baking powder and mix well and keep aside.
  • Grind almonds and cardamom together to a fine powder or little coarse powder n keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl,cream butter and sugar at medium speed using hand electric mixer,followed by egg white and almond extract.
  • Stir flour (all purpose flour and rice flour sifted ) and grounded almond in to the butter cream mixture.
  • Mix everything well and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  • After that,divide the dough in to 3 equal parts,place one part in a parchment paper in a firm platform and place another parchment paper over the dough and press it,using a rolling pin roll the dough firmly to 1/4 " thick ..then remove the outer paper and using cookie cutter or any rim of a can or bottle cut them  OR simply take 2 spoons of dough,shape them in to small balls,about 1/2" inch thick and press gently using a glass bottom and place 2 inches apart  in to the baking tray greased or lined with parchment paper.
  • And transfer the sheet to the baking tray  and bake it for 15-18 minutes or till the edges n bottom turn light golden color.
  • Allow to cool them on wire racks... my kids..they don't have patience till it get cooled  n they started munching hot.... hot .... :)



  1. Cookies looks fabulous, perfect in shape. Kudos with all those bunch of awards, wish you happy blogging. And also thanks a lot for sharing them with us:)

  2. Nice and crunchy munchy cookies sangeetha...even nandini is very fond of cookies and my cookie jar is always full.
    Congrats on your awards dear and thanks for passing them over to me.

  3. Almond cookies looks perfect.Congrats on your awards and thanks a lot for sharing with me

  4. Congrats on the awards .. cookies look delicious .. perfect in all ways.


  5. Lovely and Yummy Cookies. Congrats on your awards. Thanks for passing it to me and those who encourage you.
    And I want to say, You are really worthy to receive those awards, enthusiastic lady.

  6. Congrats on ur awards..cookies look yummy and great..

  7. Cookies look great. Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing the same with me.

  8. many hearty congrats sweetie! you deserve every one of them! Many more to come your way I am sure :)
    And thanks SO much for sharing with me - honored! I will add your name to the others on my post right away!

  9. Congrats on your awards!!!Unbelievable!!!These many awards to me?Thanks u ...

    You derserved it Sangeetha there's no doubt!!!

  10. Excellent cookies and congrats on the awards...

  11. cookies and awards. Congrats.

  12. cookies are crunchy.....congrats on ur well deserving award.....and thank u sooo sooo much for thinking abt me.

  13. I'd love to munch on those cookies! They look so delicious! And congrats on your shower of awards...Thanks for sharing with me...

  14. U deserve everyone of those awards dear !

    Yummy cookies.. so tempting ! wish I get to eat one !

  15. Congrats on your awards... truly deserving:) The cookies look absolutely delicious..:) perfect for the occasion:)

  16. Crunchy and yummy cookies look so inviting... Nice batch...

  17. very tempting cookies..
    stop by for a surprise in my space dear..
    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

  18. Crunchy munchy cookies,looks marvellous..

    Congrats on ur awards Sangee..Thanks a ton for sharing with me yaar, am happy and honoured..

  19. congratzz sangee on your awards u deaserve them :)
    thnX for sharing these awards with me........
    I'm sharing is the space i made for ur awards

    ThnQ sangee once again!!!!!
    happy blogging

  20. Awesome cookies,perfect. Enjoyed ur space and glad to follow u :)


  21. குக்கீஸ் செம சூப்பரா இருக்கு,நல்லா செய்திருக்கீங்க..விருதுக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்.எனக்கும் பகிர்ந்தமைக்கு மிக்க நன்றி சங்கீதா..ஏற்கனவே இவ்விருதை பெற்றிருப்பதால் தங்கள் பெய்ரையும் இணைத்துக்கொள்கிறேன்...

  22. Congrats dearie n cheer for many many more to come ! Thank you so much to have shared it with me~ really happy to have got the awards from you :) Big hug to you :)
    The cookies look PICTURE PERFECT!
    US Masala

  23. Congrats on ur awards and wishing u many more.....
    cookie's look perfect and yummy....:)

  24. thank you all for your lovely words and wishes....keep encouraging me :)

  25. Congrats on your awards.Thanks a lot for sharing it with me.The cookies look melt in your mouth type so perfect and yum.

  26. Hi Sangee, I am a new follower of your blog and simply floored by your baking skills. I am allergic to eggs and wanted to know if there is any substiute for the egg whites used in this recipe?? Can I omit it totally?? Thanks!! Congrats for your awards!!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation. Yes.,you can skip egg white and use milk instead. Hope it come out well i have tried other eggless cookies with milk. So you can try it! If you try don't forget to share your feedback!


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