Cooking is not only an experience that will help hard working moms put something on the table for their families but it is an art. Cooking has become an increasingly popular way in which people, both men and women can show their affection and consideration to the ones they love. Nevertheless, it is a very good way to spoil one’s senses and prove to the rest ones qualities in the kitchen. There are many things that people can cook but nothing is better than a delicious dessert. The readers can learn here how to bake the tasty cardamom walnut cookies and impress their families and friends with a perfect dessert.
To start with one will need to get some of the ingredients and make sure the list is complete. Thus one should make sure they have two and a half cups of sugar, preferably granulated, two and a half teaspoons of ground cardamom, a cup of unsalted butter, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, one teaspoon of lemon peel, grated, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt, two cups of flower and one and a half cup of walnut. The walnuts are best for these cookies if they are toasted and finely chopped. The fun is then ready to begin.
One should start with mixing two cups of granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon of cardamom, preferably into a large bowl. The remaining half a cup of granulated sugar, one and a half teaspoons of cardamom, the butter, the vanilla extract, the lemon peel and the salt should be also mixed together, but in another bowl, also large. The best is to mix these together with an electric mixer until they are very well blended. Some use the medium high speed on the mixer to do so. Then the flour and walnuts should be added and everything should be mixed until the consistency of smooth dough forms. The dough is then to be gathered into a ball and wrapped in plastic. This will give the cookies the shape one is seeking for. They should be left to chill for about an hour.
One is ready now to start preheating the over at 350 degrees F. baking sheets should be used to prevent the cookies from sticking to the bottom of the oven or the parchment they are using. Now one is ready to make the final cookies by taking one tablespoon of dough for each cookie and rolling it by hand into ¾ inch balls. These balls must be placed on the baking sheet and baked until they become golden. This will take about 25 minutes. After letting them cool for 5 minutes, the cookies must go in the bowl with granulated sugar and cardamom and they should be tossed gently to coat.
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