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"sweet treats"- nankatai ( indian sugar-butter cookies)

Appetizer
15 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 15
3/4 cup Unsalted butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour ( approx)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon baking powder

Nuts like Cashews, Almonds, chopped Pistachios

Preparation

  • Fold room temp butter till very smooth.No lumps should be seen. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla essence.
  • Add the all purpose flour(mixed with baking powder) spoon by spoon, to make a smooth dough.
  • Use only as much needed to make smooth dough. Roll into small balls (about size of a 'Pedha' ).
  • Garnish with the nuts.Or make a 'grid' or 'Tictactoe' like design on top of the cookie with a knife and garnish with pistachios.
  • Preheat the oven to 250F. Place the nankatai on cookie sheet with some space between each of them. They will 'spread' will baking.
  • Bake at 250 F for 20 minutes. Watch out. They will burn from the bottom easily.You don't want to darken them.
  • Makes about 40 Nankatais. Store in airtight container.

Photos

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