Eggless Saffron Almond Cookies
Published: August 22 2018Buttery and crisp, these Saffron Almond Cookies are just what you need! Gift a batch to a friend or make a stash all for your self ;)
- 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk powder
- Few strands of saffron, steeped in 2 tbs of warm soy milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Almonds finely chopped, for topping
Soak the saffron in soy milk and keep aside for about 30 minutes. In a mixing bowl, using a whisk or spoon, mix the flour, salt, and almond powder. In another bowl, beat the softened butter with a beater or by hand till softened. Add the sugar to the softened butter and beat well to a light and fluffy mixture. Add half of the flour mixture and mix gently.
Pour in the rest of the flour and saffron in milk and mix gently to a soft dough. If the dough is sticky, add a tablespoon or more of flour and if it is dry, add a few teaspoons of milk to make a soft dough that does not stick to your hands. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 15 minutes (optional, but helps in preventing the cookie from spreading too much).
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade. Grease a large baking pan with butter or oil or line with parchment paper. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and make small 1-inch balls and place them fairly apart on the baking sheet.
Press chopped almond into cookies. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 22 minutes till edges are slightly brown. Remove from oven and leave on baking pan to cool slightly. At this stage, the cookies will be soft. After about a minute or two, gently remove the cookies from the pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.
*Recipe and photo by Curry and Vanilla