Reading the Future in Coffee Grounds
Written by Eralda Lameborshi–friend and colleague
Butter and Cardamom Coffee Cookies recipe
Level: easy Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Yield: 25-30 cookies
14 tablespoons of butter at room temperature (200 g, or 1 stick + 6 tablespoons)
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 cups of all purpose, non-bleached flour
½ teaspoon of baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 egg yolk + 2 teaspoons of water for brushing
Walnut halves for decorating
¼ cup of powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cardamom, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl mix the butter and sugar with a hand mixer on low speed until the sugar has been incorporated and the mixture is light and creamy. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and thoroughly mix using a large spoon and your hands, forming a soft dough. Refrigerate the dough for about 15 minutes.
Take 1/3 of the dough and roll it into a ¼ inch thick sheet. Using a cookie cutter (1-2 inch in diameter), cut the individual cookies, brush the tops with the egg and water mixture, place a walnut half on top and set them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. Repeat these steps with the rest of the dough.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Let the cookies cool down, dust with powdered sugar, and enjoy with a warm cup of coffee or as a delicious snack.