Bahar: This is a very simple with almost no planning-ahead time. No need for a blender. It needs oil (instead of butter at room temperature like most of the cookies) which saves you few hours of planning ahead time. The recipe makes the cookies in three different flavors, vanilla, chocolate and ginger.
I found the recipe in a Persian cooking blog/website (shindokht.com/Food/).
3. Mix the oil with powdered sugar and beat well (about 3-5 minutes). Add vanilla and beat well for another minute or so.
4. Add the flour slowly in multiple (4 to 5) additions and mix well after each addition.
5. Divide the dough into three. Add the ginger powder to on part, the cocoa powder to another and left the last one to be plain vanilla flavored.
6. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make balls of the dough (about 1 inch) and put on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Decorate the chocolaty ones with chocolate chips and the rest with slivered almond and or pistachio. Bake for 15-20 minutes until dry and slightly golden brown on the bottom. Check the cookies after 12-15 minutes and make sure not to over bake them as they can get slightly hard to chew. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Published on July 23, 2008 Last edited on January 18, 2009Herbs & Spices in this Recipe: