Monday, August 6, 2012

Nan Khatai (Flour Cookie)

Unsalted Butter – 1 stick (1/2 cup, 4 oz) at room temperature
Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup
Crushed Pistachios – 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1/8 tsp

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F or 150 degress C.
In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar (little at a time) with the softened butter until mixture is light and creamy.
Add Cardamom Powder and mix well.
In a separate bowl, sift All Purpose Flour with Baking Powder and Salt.
Combine Flour mixture (little at a time) with Butter Mixture to form a soft dough.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Knead dough once again,mix the crushed pistachios and divide into 12 equal portions.
Roll each portion into a smooth ball with no cracks and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax/parchment paper or lightly greased foil. Leave ample space between dough balls.
Bake on the middle rack for 22-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and let the nan khatai cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before eating.