Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ghee Cookies ( Nan khatai)

This is a  very  simple recipe and easy to make.Children and adults  will love this any time


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup ghee( melted at  room temperature )
A teaspoon powdered cardamom
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
In a bowl smoothly cream the ghee and the icing sugar.Mix together  the baking powder and the flour and add the cardamom powder.Mix gently till a crumbly dough forms.Remove the  dough from the bowl and knead it gently on a board .Leave the cookie dough  covered in plastic wrap for about 1/2 hour in the refrigerator.Remove from refrigerator and make little balls.Flatten  them slightly and place them in the baking tray and bake in a pre heated oven ,250 F for about 20 /25 minutes.
This recipe makes a dozen cookies.

I doubled the recipe since I was expecting guests at home.
Remove from the oven and cool the cookies in a wire rack

I dusted the cookies with powdered sugar just before serving.
Storage tip:* Store in an airtight container in a cool place.Stays fresh for about 3-4 days. 

*Or wrap each cookie in aluminium foil ,place them in a sealed container before storing in the freezer(upto a month).

*Remove from freezer and leave it at room temperature before letting them melt into your mouth.

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  1. Sounds wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

  2. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best - these cookies look delicious!


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