Updated: Feb 22
These little bites of delight are the perfect addition to your upcoming holiday. With a few ingredients and not a whole lot of fuss, you can have a very satisfying treat.
125g Walnut Halves
155g Unsalted Butter(room temp)
75g Confectioner sugar sifted/plus 50-75g more for the coating of the cookies
1tsp Vanilla Paste
1/2 TBS Cardamom Powder
2tsp Rose Water
250g All Purpose Flour
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.
2)Spread the walnut on a baking sheet and roast them for about 8 minutes. Roast until they have picked up some color and smell kind of nutty. When done, let them cool and then place them in a food processor to achieve a fine consistency ( Be mindful to not over blend, will end up with a walnut butter).
3)Now place the butter and sifted powder sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat it on a medium low speed to start with and then increase it to medium high (tip: you will start out on low to lessen the chance of having powder sugar all over your counter). Scrape down the sides to make sure for even mixing. Mix until the mixture is light in color.
4) With the machine running add the vanilla paste, cardamom, rose water, salt and ground walnut. Finally, add the flour and beat it on low speed until it's all incorporated and no visible bits of flour remain.
5)Now pour the mixture onto a clean surface and knead it for about 30 sec, then shape it into a disc and cover with Saran Wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up a bit.
6)Increase the temperature of the oven to 375F and start preparing the baking sheets with parchment paper.
7)When ready, roll the dough into small balls (each one should be about 20g each). Then place them on the sheet pan and give it a slight press to flatten (make share to leave some space between each one). OR use a small scoop and scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
8) Bake these cookie for 15-18 minutes. The underside of the cookie should be a golden color.
9)Let the cookie cool for 3-4 minutes, then gently roll each one into the sifted confectioner sugar. Set it aside and let it cool completely before applying the second layer of confectioner sugar.