Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nutty Nutmeg Cookies

Nutty Nutmeg Cookies

Food Blogging Marathon from 2/9/2013 to 30/9/2013. 

Each day a new alphabet. 4 categories. 

Regional Food, 

Baked Dishes, 

International Flavors / Fusion flavors, 

Street Food / Condiments / Misc / Recipe less Posts on Food

My mother made these. But she made them with cashew nuts and arranged split cashews in different patterns over the cookies. Those days it was biscuits. If she used Pistas then it was Pista biscuits. I once tried these using water chestnut flour and amaranth seed pops instead of almond flakes. These could be eaten on fasting days too. Water chestnut flour gives the cookies a rich chocolate colour without  the addition of cocoa powder.

This is my 2nd recipe in baked category


1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

      1/4 cup Sugar 

      1/4 tsp Salt

      1/4 cup Almonds 

      1 tsp Nutmeg powder

      1/4 cup ghee

      Small amount of milk

      Almond slices as needed 
      (approx 1/4 cup)


Powder the sugar and almonds together. It will look 

like breadcrumbs. Ghee should be nice and thick. If it 

is melted keep in the fridge for some time. Now mix the

powdered almonds sugar and ghee and beat till light 

and fluffy. 

Add salt and nutmeg powder, add the flour and mix

well to make a nice and soft dough. If necessary use a

little cold milk. Make small balls, (I made 18) and 

flatten a little and dip them in the sliced almonds and 

press a bit so that the almond slices will stick to the 



Keep them on a tray like


 Bake them in a moderate hot oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 12 to 15 minutes or till edges are brown and the almond slices look toasted. 

 Remove and cool on a wire rack. Serve with tea coffee or just as it is.

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  1. Nutmeg cookies looks yummy and perfectly baked !

  2. Love nutmeg, these cookies looks incredible..

  3. wow very nutty cookie :) looks super fabulous !!

  4. Looks very pretty and nutty ,Sandhya:)

  5. They look great Sandhya. The almond topping makes it irresistible...

  6. Those cookies look perfect -- crunchy & yumm!!

  7. Perfect cookies & they look yummy..

  8. The cookies have come out so well Sandhya..very nice..

  9. Perfectly baked! And the topping looks so nice!

  10. The almonds look so good on the top! Irresistible!!

  11. Such beautiful cookies. Must make them for the kids tiffin box.

  12. professional looking cookies, very well made