Tuesday, February 2, 2021

HEART SHAPED COOKIES WITH UNSALTED CASHEWNUTS / VALENTINE DAY SPECIAL RECIPE


 Here is a very easy recipe of cashew nut  cookies. I made them heart shaped for the upcoming Valentine Day. We just need few ingredients that are always available in our kitchens. 

This recipe is part of the "A-Z Recipe Challenge" in a facebook group wherein we bloggers come together and choose key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. The alphabet of this month is U and since we don't have any ingredient starting with this one. we decided to make something with Unsalted ingredients. I decided to make cashew nut cookies using Unsalted Cashew Nuts

Ingredients:
Unsalted Cashew Nuts ..... 1 cup
Powdered sugar ................ 1/2 cup
All purpose flour ............. 1/2 cup
Melted butter or ghee ...... 1/4 cup
Unsalted pistachios ......... handful
Baking powder ............... 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder ........ 1/2 tsp
Milk .............................. 2 or 3 tbsps

Method:
1. Soak the pistachios that we are going to use for garnishing . This helps to peel and slice them easily and also to retain the green colour while baking.
2. Grind the cashew nuts to a fine powder.
3. In a large mixing bowl beat the melted butter or ghee and sugar until fluffy.
4. Add the cashew nutpowder, baking powder and the cardamom powder.
5. Mix well with a spatula.
6. Now add the all purpose flour (maida) and mix until the ingredients are combined well enough.
7. Add a spoonful of milk and continue to mix so that the dough is moist enough.
8. You may require 2 or 3 tbsps of milk to get the perfect consistency.
9. Now with the hand gather the dough and knead lightly. Set it aside to rest for 15 - 20 mins.
10. Peel and slice the pistachios while the dough is resting.
11. Roll out a portion of the dough and cut out the cookies with the help of a cookie cutter.
12. Make all the cookies and place them in a  baking tray on a parchment paper or silicon mat.
13. Garnish them with pistachio slices.
14. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 8 to 10 minutes. The time and temperature may vary a bit depanding on the size of the oven.
15. Cool them well before storing.


Note:
You may also use whole wheat flour if you want to make them healthier.
The same can be made with any other nuts instead of cashews.
If you areusing a small table top oven bake at 150 C 

Watch the video of these cookies 



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16 comments:

  1. as I'm not a big chocolate person, this is my kind of Valentine treat and they are just as delicious for tea time in any season

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    1. True Mireille, same here. I am also not fond of chocolates. Thanks

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  2. Easy to make and loaded with the goodness of cashew nuts. These Heaert shaped cookies with unsalted cashew nuts are just perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  3. Love it Shobhaji. Like the idea of adding cashew powder along with APF.. perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

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  4. Wow! I love these heart shaped cookies with unsalted cashew nuts. Sounds easy a d delicious. Thanks for your tip of soaking pistachios. I know where I was going wrong.

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    1. Thanks Archana. I am glad you found my tip useful.

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  5. Lovely cashew cookies for Valentine's Day. They look so cute and absolutely delicious.

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  6. The cookies look so amazing and prefectly crunchy. I will love to have these for tea time breaks.

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  7. I'm a sucker for heart shaped anything, so I obviously love these cookies. 🙂 They look perfectly turned out and crunchy. Can imagine the flavour the crispy bites of cashew would add to these cookies.

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    1. Yes, me too. Heart shaped stuff looks cute. Thanks for liking the cookies.

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  8. These heart shaped cookies look so cute Shobha. Using more of cashew nut powder makes these cookies a bit different from the usual flour cookies. Bookmarked your heart shaped cookies with unsalted cashew nuts to bake them soon.

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    1. I am glad you liked these cookies Mayuri. Simple and delicious

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