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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Almond Cookies / Badam Biscuits

2 cups All Purpose flour / Maida Hudi
1- 1.5 cups powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Almonds / Badami (You can also add cashew nuts and pistachios)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 - 1 cup melted Ghee
2 - 3 Cardamoms / Elakki
1/2 tsp Venilla powder (Optional)

Put sugar in a mixer and grind it to very fine powder as shown in the picture below. Put almonds to the mixer and crush them as shown in the picture below. Put all purpose flour, crushed almonds, powdered sugar, powdered cardamoms, venilla powder and baking soda in a vessel and mix them well. Add the melted ghee little by little, kneed and prepare the soft dough. Preheat the oven to 300-350 degree F. (For microwave, please follow the steps mentioned Mixed Flour Cookies recipe.)
Put one aluminum foil/sheet over the oven tray. Take lemon sized dough and make a round ball. Press it little to a round shape(1/4 inch thick) and place it over the aluminium foil as shown in the picture below.
Place this cookies in a oven(Upper shelf) and cook them at 300-350 degree F temperature for about 15-20 mins until the bottom part of the biscuits turn light golden in color.
Take it outside from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5-10 mins.
Once they are cooled, store them in an airtight container. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 30-35 Almond Cookies.


kitchen queen said...

Nice and crunchy almond cookies they look very tempting and can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Anonymous said...

can this be prepared in the microwave?

Krishnaveni Nalka said...


Yes, this can be prepared using high end microwave. Please follow the steps mentioned in Mixed Flour Cookies recipe.