Cardamom Cookies(eggless) with Walnuts

It is sugary treat again this time.I prepared these cookies for my friend’s daughter’s birthday party. We have been eating the delicious rice krispies that I made and now, I want more sweet treats. Last week, I was determined to not sway from my exercise plan-to walk for a mile and a half, do the abs and toning but once I started eating sugars, I am slowly slipping away, slip sliding away…Speaking of slipping away, do you remember the wonderful song ‘slip sliding away’ by Simon and Garfunkel or Paul Simon to be exact? The lyrics are a delight to listen to!These are some of my favorite lines from the song.

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away
.
.
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I know a woman, (who) became a wife
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
She said a good day aint got no rain
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been
I digress!All the lovely readers of this blog know how much I love participating in events. The recipes that I have been posting for the past 4 months or so have been primarily for the events.
Meeting the deadlines for the events may not be possible from now because of some work at my end. However, I may send in for an event or two, just may be! But I will continue to post recipes but this time they don’t go anywhere :-)) (Laughs)!
Please do not ask me the source of this recipe as I have no idea where I snatched from! If I remember it right, it is from a magazine that I picked up from a book store last Christmas. I cannot be certain though.
They taste very similar to Mexican wedding cookies in that they are very delicate in taste and touch.

Makes about 6 dozen
2 cups butter, softened
2-1/2 cups Confectioners' sugar,divided
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp almond extract
1tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

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  • Preheat the oven to 350F.Grease a cookie tray and line with parchment paper if desired.
  • Beat butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a bowl until smooth. Add the almond extract
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cardamom, and salt.
  • Add this to the butter mixture. Add the walnuts
  • Make 1 inch round balls and place them a couple of inches apart (the balls will spread a lil’ bit) on the baking sheet
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden
  • Remove from the oven and let them sit for a min or so until warm and easy to handle
  • In the remaining sugar, roll the warm cookies and place them on wire racks to cool.


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For variation: You can use pecans instead of walnuts or a combination of both.
Note: If you are using salted nuts, you can skip adding salt.

Also, Padma and Raje have passed me some awards and I will post them in my next post.Thanks ladies!

I will leave you with the last verse of the song...

Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The informations unavailable to the mortal man
Were workin our jobs, collect our pay
Believe were gliding down the highway, when in fact were slip sliding away
Have fun,


37 comments:

Nat said...

Oh wow Shri...these are UNBEATABLE !

Padma said...

WOW!!! Lovely stack of cookies Shri... looks yumm and nice recipe...

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummmm....looks awesome!

Yasmeen said...

Those look melt-in-the-mouth delish,perfect for a party.lovely lyrics and so true :)

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, these cookies look incredible! I love the light, fluffy texture in your beautiful photo! I so adore cardamom in desserts...

Ahhh, I love that Simon and Garfunkel song... :-)

Vrinda said...

Yummy cuties Shri...looks very delicate and soft...Happy Diwali

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

that pix of the stack of cookies is incredible...
Great look cookies...

Nandini said...

Cardamom cookies are so awesome! They're dainty and palatable! Also the lyrics are so true in life!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow lovely stack of cookies...just so perfect and delicious...

Tina said...

nice click and presentation....

Prathibha said...

They look yummy dear..nice stack of cookies..

Uma said...

perfect stack of cookies!! Tooo tempting!! A very happy Diwali to you and your family!!

Pari said...

Hi. My favorite flavor in the cookies. Wish you could pass some of them to me.

Parita said...

Yummy and delicious treats there :)
Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali, enjoy!!

Priya said...

Fantastic cookies..looks awesome Shri...Wishing you a happy and prosperous diwali to u and ur family..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely cookies. Wishes for a happy & prosperous Diwali to you and your family.

my kitchen said...

Delicious cookies.Happy Diwali

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi shri..just came to wish u a very happy & a prosperous diwali..hope it brings u lots of happiness and luck...have a great time and enjoy

indosungod said...

Shri, Happy Deepavali!
These cookies looks totally awesome. They look delicate and melt in the mouth delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEAR.Perfect cookied looks so yummmm.

Red Chillies said...

very nice pictures and love the stack. Like the new layout.
Happy Diwali to you and yours Shri.

prasu said...

Nice cookies dear..........they look yummy and delicious....

Haddock said...

This is something new.
Must try it.

Soma said...

Love Simon & Garfunkel:-) Those are pretty fantastic looking cookies!

Sonu said...

Aww...love new layout of your blog Shri.
Happy Diwali to you & your family too. :)

Gulmohar said...

tempting sweet stack...first time here. You've got a beautiful blog :-)

Abhilash said...

Shri... this time it is superb... I liked this dish...

I never had it before... i think so...
Hope you enjoyed diwali...

Vaishali said...

Yum, Shri, these look incredible! And I'm a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan too. Going through an old issue of Gourmet the other day I found a recipe for Scarborough Fair cookies made with, guess what, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme :) I'm going to try those soon!

Karine said...

I love cardamom in your cookies! they look delicious :)

RV said...

Cardamon cookies.. yumm... I recently had these cookies from hot breads and I immediately fell in love with it.. Your cookies looks exactly the same. I would want to try this now..

Shri said...

Yes they are Nat:P

Thanks Padma!

Thanks Preeti!

Isn't it?I find them very philosophical, Yasmeen!

Thanks Astra!

Thanks Vrinda!

The taste is even better, Somoo

Thanks Nandini!I think so too!

Thanks Sushma

Thanks Tina!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wonderful cookies Shri, looks so delicious with sugar dusting!

Shri said...

Thanks Pratibha!

Thanks Uma!Wishes to your family too!

The flavor is quite subtle:),Pari.

Parita-Thanks and good to see you back!

Thanks Priya!

my kitchen,Sadhana/Muskaan-Thanks guys!

Sushma- I was onwdering how you are here for the 2nd time:)Thanks for the wishes!

Shri said...

ISG-Thanks!

Rekhas kitchen-Thanks!

Thanks RC,prasu,Haddock:)

Yes, Soma!The lyrics are beautiful:)

Sonu!Thanks and it was kind of heard work given that I have no idea of HTML layouts and coding..
But yes, it came out well!

Gulmohar-Thanks!

Abhilash-Thanks!Glad you liked it this time:)

Vaishali-That sounds interesting-Sage, Rosemary, Thyme and parsley!Tempting to try!!

Karine-Thanks!

RV-I did not know you get these cookies in Hot breads!

Mythreyi-Thanks!

Neha said...

Lovely cookies Shri... and a lovely blog too...

Gethan said...

wonderful click. An award is waiting for you in my blog

Sanjana said...

These look awesome! Beautiful pictures not only here but all over your blog! Great job, I'll definetly visit you here often!

Sanjana from KO Rasoi

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