Cardamom gives these cookies a unique flavor.

Makes about 40 cookies

You will need:

1⁄2 cup butter
11⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 cup canola oil
1 egg
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
21⁄2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
crushed pistachios, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar well.
  3. Beat in the oil.
  4. Add the egg and beat till butter is light and fluffy.
  5. Add all other ingredients except flour and pistachios and beat some more.
  6. Gradually add in flour till dough forms.
  7. Make 1” balls by rolling between your hands. Place each ball onto a baking sheet and gently press down to flatten.
  8. On each flattened cookie, make an indentation in the center with your finger. Fill each indentation with crushed pistachios.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to 250°F and bake for 2 minutes until edges are golden brown.


Photography by Crafts+recipes by Manal Aman | Styling by Paul Lowe | Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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