Whether you want a sweet treat for special celebrations, a mid-day snack, or a goodie, you can choose cookies. Cookies are known for thousands of years and the ones that we know today are modified cookie recipe and techniques created in the middle ages.
In today cookie recipes batter or dough are similar to some types of cake batters. A cookie is a smaller however a dryer version of a cake and the main difference is the amount of liquid used in the recipe. It can be soft, chewy, hard, brittle, light or dense. As a result of this in most cookie recipes base ingredients of the cookies are butter, sugar, egg, flour and inclusions. In baking cookies inclusions are nuts, chocolate chips, oats, nuts and dried fruits. In Persian cookies, adding Persian inclusions such as rosewater, cardamom and saffron makes Persian traditional cookies more delicious and flavourful.
A week before new year (Nowruz) Iranian prepare and bake lots of different traditional cookies to share with loved ones.
Persian Saffron Cookie Recipes
One of the most delicious Persian cookies is saffron cardamom cookie which is an amazing combination of Persian flavours. To prepare this delicious cookie you need to follow my traditional cookie recipes. Be sure this cookie will become you lifetime friend.
– 100g Room temperature unsalted butter
– 25g Vegetable oil
– 60 g Icing sugar
– 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
– 1/2 tsp Saffron syrup
– 30 g Corn starch
– 1 Egg yolk
– 155g Flour
Beat butter and icing sugar till creamy, add vegetable oil and mix well. Add egg yolk, cardamom and saffron syrup and mix it for another minute. Finally add mixture of flour and corn starch. Split the dough into 15 gram units, shape them in circles and put them on the baking trays. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C degrees. Add almond flakes, pistachio or sesame on top of each cookie and bake for 10 minutes.
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