Cashew and cardamom biscuits

Ingredients:-

  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  2. Salt – a pinch
  3. Butter – 200 grams; softened
  4. Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  5. Egg – 1 number, large; separated
  6. Powdered cardamom– 1/2 heaping tsp.
  7. Cashew halves – as needed
  8. Cashews (chopped) – as needed

Method:-

  1. Sift together the flour and salt.
  2. Beat together the butter & powdered sugar with an electric mixer for 7-10 minutes or till creamy and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk and the cardamom powder.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour mixture to get a smooth, sticky dough.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a tray lined with 2 layers of butter paper and level the top with a spoon. It should be 1/4-1/2″ thick. Apply beaten egg white on top with a pastry brush. Place the cashew halves. Apply egg wash again. Sprinkle chopped cashews on top.
  6. Bake in a 180 C preheated oven for 25 minutes. Take out from the oven and mark shape with a sharp knife. Bake again at 180 C for 15 minutes or till crisp and golden brown in colour.
  7. Separate the biscuits from each other when they are still warm because they harden on cooling.
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