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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cardamom Cookies

 
                                                                     
Taking this opportunity, I would also like to inform that last week me, my son and hubby had gone to visit Aero India 2011( International Airshow) at Yelahanka Airforce base, Bangalore. Asia's biggest air show in Bangalore came to an end this weekend. Fearing a full packed house during weekend we decided to show on a weekday. Needless to say that my little one was thrilled to sit in the cockpit which was open for public display. 
We had a great time watching many wonderful aircrafts and helicopters both in airborne and static mode for the entire day. Leaving you with a few of those moments in this show. Hope you like them and try to be in Bangalore for the next Air Show scheduled at year 2013








Coming back to today's recipe, I love making these cookies simply for the unique flavor. these are best to enjoyed with tea or coffee. For me it's divine and tastes best with my cup of milk early in the morning. Immediately after baking these cookies, for a period my kitchen fills up with the aroma of cardamom. 


Yields: 24 approximately, Baking Time: 20-25 minutes


Ingredients:
2 cups All purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar (granulated) 
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 tsp freshly ground Cardamom seeds
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder (for decorating)
1 tsp Cardamom essence
1 Egg
1/4 tsp Salt
5-6 Almonds, blanched


Method:
Sift the flour, baking powder and slat into a bowl. Slice the butter into small chunks and place it in mixing bowl. Turn on the hand blender on low speed and mix till the butter becomes smooth . Add sugar and run it on low speed in between to stop and scrape the bottom and sides of mixing bowl. Continue doing this till you get creamy and light texture. Add cardamom essence and grounded cardamom seeds. Beat egg in a separate bowl and keep aside. 
Now add flour little by little in the butter mixture along with the egg liquid to knead a smooth dough with your hand. The dough should be neither too dry nor sticky. Wrap the dough in a cling film and keep it in refrigerator for 25 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 350 Degree Celsius. Take out dough from fridge and pluck lemon size dough and roll them into 2 inch ball between your hands and press it lightly when you place it on baking tray. Press a piece of sliced blanched almond in center and sprinkle little cardamom powder and bake for 20-25 minutes. Keep and eye on the color of the cookies as the time taken to bake varies as per the heating capacity of your oven. Enjoy these flavorful cookies with strong cuppa milk or tea.



Have a close look here......

                                                                          



52 comments:

  1. cookies just look awesome..and nice pics of the air show..

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  2. I'm sure your sweet home must be filled with the aroma of cardamom while baking these little cookies. I have watched this show once in Chennai, we too enjoy it a lot.

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  3. cookies look awesome and love the pictures of the airshow. here we have ike this for national day each year

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  4. Wow awesome airshow, those cookies looks absolutely elegant and scrumptious Deepa..

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  5. Cookies are looking so plump and delicious and very nice pics of aero show.

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  6. These are lovely pics of the aero show deepa..Though i did not get d chance to enjoy it 1st hand..ur pics made up for it..;) And ur cookies are baked to perfection...Love the cardamom flavor in it..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Wow beautiful air show pic. missing Bangaluru a lot and cookiec looks fantastic...

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  8. Awesome pictures of both the air show and cookies. Love them.

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  9. Cookies looks gud and tempting ..We went to the show too when it was held in SG some 2-3 year back I guess..I love the show too only the sun was killing :)

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  10. uuuffffff lovly.... just cant resist myself.... i wont mind to add few calories by having this :-P .....
    Amrita

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  11. Thank you friends for your kind words on aero show photos. As i 've used an ordinary camera ....

    @Priti: Even in Bangalore we had scorching sun :-) I had applied lots of sunscreen.
    @Amrita: It's always a pleasure to hear from you
    @Prathima: It's my pleasure that i was able to able to show few pics of the show.

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  12. Awesome cookies dear,perfect and cute.

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  13. love cardamom flavour,cookies looks perfect..

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  14. cookies looks soft n delicious n grt pics of airshow

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  15. Love the hint of cardamom in cookies....my fav flavour in cookies....hmm...aero show rocks...nice to see some pics through u r blog.....Lubna

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  16. Thanks Divya, Suja, Pavani & Sushma: It's a pleasure for me to regularly follow your beautiful blogs.
    Thanks Lubna for yours encouraging words in this post. Hope to see you soon.

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  17. delicious cookies loved the pictures

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  18. Cookies look so pretty and tempting Deepa..nice pics!

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  19. Cute looking cookies... need to make some soon...

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  20. Aero show pictures are so nice.Proud to see them.The cookies look so cute and tempting dear.Love that cardamom flavor always.

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  21. Cardamom cookies looks awesome. Air show picture are nice. Hope you had wonderful time.

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  22. Delicious cookies..I love the flavor of cardamom in cookies..Thanks for sharing the airshow pics..

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  23. Beautiful and delicious cookies...

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  24. delicious cookies Deepa!!nice clicks too :)

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  25. perfect cookies dear.. nice clicks !!!

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  26. Enjoyed seeing the air show pics and awesome flavored cookies..YUM YUM!!

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  27. Cookies look great with cardamom sprinkled on top.. must have tasted so good.

    Aaha Oho

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  28. Your cookies look awesome.I too made some cardamom flavored cookies today mine doesn't look half good as yours.I will try your recipe next time may be then I can get some good looking cookies :).

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  29. Loved the air show pictures! Your cookies are so inviting!

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  30. cookies look perfect..

    Air show looks amazing..my dad was in airforce so we use to go and watch air shows all the time..he is retired now and i am here in usa so its been a while now since we watched any air show..but good for you..

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  31. I too love the aroma of cardamom.. great cookies.. and airshow pics are awesome.. sure u had a great time..

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  32. The cookies look so flavourful! Nice shots of those aircrafts.

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  33. Love the flavour of cardamom in biscuits. Perfectly baked cookies.


    FOODELICIOUS

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  34. Cookies are looking delicious....

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  35. cool blog i like this nice cookies

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  36. great idea for cookies -I'm sure they were delicious!

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  37. So plump n cute ..gorgeous flavors n perfect bake :)


    US Masala

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  38. The cookies sounds very delicious,I love cardamom flavor in cookies!

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  39. These cookies sound wonderful with the almonds and cardamom topping! Getting tempted just by looking at it. Lovely pictures!

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  40. The air show sounds fantastic!and ur captured it beautifully with ur pics:-)
    These cookies are fantastic too , jus something i would love , very muc like a local cookie ,ud find in little goan bakeries with jus a hint of cardamon!
    Simple but absolutely good!

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  41. love the cardamom flavour and the cookies look perfect deepa !

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  42. Love the Cardamom Cookies.. Will have to make this soon.. Already craving..

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  43. Hi Deepa, this saturday i tried ur this cardamom cookies & it was just awesome.ami tomay ageo likhechilam kintu bujhte parchi na kon post tai likhechi.tai sameqs gulojante chaichi:

    Tumi heavy cream r whipped cream kotha theke kinecho?

    clingfilm kotha theke kinecho?

    r kono baking goods & baking items, utensils kenar kono dokan janle pls pls update koro.- RAJASREE FROM BANGALORE.

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  44. Dear Rajasree I did write you back immediately. May be you missed it. Anyway khoob bhalo laglo shune ki tumi ei cookies baniye satisfied. Do try my other varities of cookies. you will like it. Regarding your query you can get baking ingredients in Institute of Baking and cake art. Baking items are easily available in ulsoor market. clingfilms are easily available in M k retails, big bazaar. Rest i can tell you if you can provide me your mail id. Hope this fulfilled your current needs

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  45. Thanx.Asole ami age tomay kothay likhechi setai bhule gechi.tar jonya abar ekhane likhlam.tomay onek bar rply dite holo sorry go.Ami Institute of Baking & Cake Art r kotha sunechi.

    Akta choto request ache go tomar kache.tumi akta puff pastry r recipe post koro pls.

    R amar mail id holo : rocky_fraser20@yahoo.co.in

    Thanx a ton once again.- RAJASREE.

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