The process of making these spiced almond cookies is quite simple. As we have to use powdered sugar in this recipe, we will firstly powder the sugar in a blender. The next step involves mixing the powdered sugar and butter together. remember to use room temperature butter.
So firstly we will whip the room temperature butter for a minute using a hand blender or a stand mixer. Then add powdered sugar and whip the butter and powdered sugar for two minutes.
Now we will add the various spices used in the recipe. the spices includes nut meg powder, ginger powder, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. We will also add vanilla essence to this mixture. And we will mix this using a spatula.
The dry ingredients for this recipe include all purpose flour and baking powder. So in a separate bowl sieve all purpose flour and baking powder. Add chopped almonds an mix so that the almonds get properly coated with the all purpose flour.
Now we will add the dry ingredients onto the butter + sugar mixture and will mix all the ingredients together till a soft cookie dough is formed.
The next step is to shape the cookies. I have made heart shaped cookies. For this roll out the cookie dough and using a heart shaped cookie cutter cut out the cookies.
If you do not want to make heart shaped cookies then you can imply make small balls using the cookie dough flattened each ball a little bit and place them on the baking tray. This would give you the regular round shaped cookies.
Do try this recipe. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.
- ¾ Cup Maida All purpose flour
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ Cup Butter
- ¼ Cup finely chopped almonds
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- ⅛ Teaspoon nutmeg powder Jayfal powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Ginger Powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Cardamon powder Elaichi Powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder Dalchini Powder
Preheat the oven at 180 C / 350 F for 10 minutes.
Take sugar in a blender and powder it.
In a bowl, add butter and whip it for a minute. (Remember to use room temperature butter.)
Now add powdered sugar and whip for 2 minutes.
Now add vanilla essence, nutmeg powder, ginger powder, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. Mix nicely with a help of a spatula.
In a separate bowl, sieve maida (all purpose flour) and baking powder.
Add chopped almonds and mix so that the almonds gets properly coated with maida (all purpose flour).
Add this mixture into the butter+sugar mixture.
Mix nicely and form a dough.
You can either form small balls using this dough and flatten these. Or you can cut small hearts as I have done.
Bake these at 180 C / 350 F 10-12 Minutes.
I hope you will try this recipe. Let me know how it turned out for you.
Have a nice day!