‌Cardamom Butter Cookies

 

Long before I traveled to Italy, I read about Assisi & St. Francis in Dr. Wayne Dyer's books and I've always dreamed about traveling to Italy and visiting Assisi. I thought it would be magical to stand in the yard of that basilica and see the whole valley all green and lush beneath me.

My first trip to Assisi was truly magical and unforgettable, I was with my niece and my best friend (the two people that I love so much) we walked from the train station to Assisi; the walk even though long, meant something to each of us. We made it to the top all tired, yet feeling so alive and blessed.

Back then, I would have never dreamed that one day I'll visit the same place with my sister, my family, & that my niece's wedding would take place in Assisi! How ironic and how wonderful!!!

The gorgeous Italian/Iranian wedding was like a dream, the food great, the company amazing, and the memories so sweet and delicious....

And here is the recipe for the cardamom butter cookies that I baked for the wedding! Hope you enjoy :)

Cardamom Butter Cookies

Yield 25-30 cookies                Bake time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Flour 250 grams
  • Butter 135 grams; room temperature
  • Egg yolk 70 grams
  • Powdered sugar 82 grams
  • Cardamom 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla 1 teaspoon

Process:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Mix together the butter and powdered sugar with the electronic mixer and add egg yolks one by one
  3. Add Flour using the dough hook to form a soft dough, add cardamom and mix until incorporated.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut out shapes that you would like and mark them with a fork or leave them as they are
  6. Top with a touch of Saffron (to get the best color and aroma from Saffron, mix Saffron with 3 teaspoons of warm water) Or decorate with ground pistachio nuts
  7. Bake at 325 degree for 10-12 minutes or until the sides are lightly golden
  8. Let cool completely before storing the cookies
  9. It’s best to store the cookies in an airtight seal container & keep refrigerated.