Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pistachio - Cardamom Cookies

The moment I saw these yummy treats on Ramya's Blog, my heart gave a happy flip! I knew they were coming to my hearth very soon. My viral infection delayed their arrival but the wait was well worth it ! The cookies are indeed melt-in-the mouth delights. A small healthy twist to the recipe was needed as I ran short of all purpose flour ; whole wheat flour substituted just fine and gave its own taste to the cookies.

What Goes:- (yield - 12 medium sized cookies)
  • Whole wheat Flour - 140 grams 
  • Rice flour - 30 grams
  • Butter softened - 125 grams
  • Icing Sugar - 40 grams
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green Pistachios - 30 grams
  • Cardamoms - 4 pods
Here's How:-

Preheat the oven to 160 C.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized bowl until pale and fluffy.
Sift in the flour together into butter mixture. Pulse the pistachios and cardamom in a blender  for a few seconds.Tip them to the creamed flour mix and form a soft dough.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, take small quantity of dough and shape them into balls, flatten into rounds and place it in a baking tray.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes until the sides start to turn golden.

Allow to cool on wire racks..and enjoy the rocking delights!

Linking it to  Priya's Fast Food Not Fat Food Event guest hosted by me


  1. superb buttery cookies..yum..yum..

  2. Would be yum to have these rich and flavorful cookies with cup of tea...

  3. substituting whole wheat here has definitely made these more healthy cookies. Perfect...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. So simple and delicious! I love recipes like this :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  5. Cookies look inviting. Thx for sharing the recipe. First time here. Lovely blog. Drop by my blog when you get a chance. Glad to follow you. :)


  6. This is very nice... Nowadays I have a liking for pistachios...This has become the top of my to do list:)

  7. perfectly baked priya! i am loving the recipe :)

  8. Perfectly baked cookies...really a the combo of pistas and cardamom.

  9. such cute looking cookies .. baked to perfection !

  10. Adore it...the cookies sound so delicious!

  11. Adorable cookies, looks marvellous..

  12. I love anything with cinnamon! Very yum and tempting cookies!

  13. Lovely cookies Priya:-) I am happy that u tried it and liked it as well!!!Hugs hugs..

  14. Pefect cookies, looks delicious..
    Prathima Shivraj

  15. cookies looks definite try them.

  16. Perfect with a cup of tea, buttery and flavorful

  17. Has come out perfectly. such flavorful biscuits to go with a cup of chai. yumm.

  18. Your cookies are so addictive and over the top yummy, I could eat the whole batch, with a couple glasses of ice cold milk.
    Thanks for sharing, Priya:DDD

  19. They look so yummy dear..want some with evening coffee :)

  20. Both Pista and cardamom to me represent Indian flavors and this cookie looks deadly yum Priya! Awesome post

  21. the flavors in this cookies are irresistable!....they look very cute and yum!

    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  22. First time here..yummy cookies..i am following your blog...

  23. These cookies look super good! A delicious treat for pistachio lovers like me :)

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