Here's what you will need:
1 cup All purpose flour(Maida)
1/2 cup sugar (powdered if you are using Indian sugar)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Clarified butter or ghee (melted and at room temperature)
The cooking process
Seive the flour and baking soda is a mixing bowl. Add in sugar and cardamom powder.Now add in ghee -a spoonful at a time, mixing all the ingredients simultaneously,till you are able to get all the ingredients together to form a ball.Don't drop in all the ghee at once.
Cover the ball with a cling wrap place it in a airtight container and let it rest for atleast 5 hours.It would be great if you could manage to keep it overnight.
Preheat the oven at 375 deg F.
Grease a baking sheet and pinch of small balls from the dough ball.Flatten them lightly between your palms.
Place them on baking sheet 3 cm apart.
Bake them for 15-18 mins until you see light brown goodies with a few scars.
Remove the sheet from the oven.Once cooled store in an airtight container.
Note:You may decorated these cookies with silvered almond /cashews or pistachios.
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