Cardamom Cookies (Eliachi Ke Biscut)

Tea time is very popular in India and crisp, sweet biscuits are served along with the sweet, milky Indian tea masala chai.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. cardamom powder
  • 4 Tbsp. chilled clarified butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and cardamom; mix well.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the milk; add to the flour mixture. Stir until a soft dough forms. (The dough will be crumbly.) Pat it together into a ball and flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Take the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until it is just workable.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap to about ¼” thickness. Cut into desired shapes with a knife or a cookie cutter.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 5 to 8 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. cardamom powder
  • 4 Tbsp. chilled clarified butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and cardamom; mix well.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the milk; add to the flour mixture. Stir until a soft dough forms. (The dough will be crumbly.) Pat it together into a ball and flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Take the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until it is just workable.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap to about ¼” thickness. Cut into desired shapes with a knife or a cookie cutter.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 5 to 8 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium5mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g