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Cardamom Semolina Shortbread Cookies
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Cardamom Semolina Shortbread Cookies

The bit of semolina with the herbal warmth of cardamom
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cardamom, semolina
Servings: 48
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Puja Thomas-Patel

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup + 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp Semolina
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 sticks Butter softened
  • ¾ cups + 2 tbsp Sugar
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Amaretto

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, semolina and 1 1/4 tsp cardamom in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar, and salt until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg yolk, mix well.
  • Use a spatula (or your hands) to fold in the flour until it’s just mixed. Add the Amaretto and mix.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • Roll each dough half into a sheet of wax paper and form into a log. Twist up the edges and refrigerate.
  • Chill until the dough is firm and can be sliced easily. About 1 hour. (Can also be frozen for about 30 minutes.)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the remaining sugar and cardamom and spread out onto a plate.
  • Slice the dough logs into 1/4 inch pieces.
  • Dip the top side of each cookie into the sugar mixture, and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes.

Notes

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg