It is greatest pleasure for a mom since her heart is filled with joy and ecstasy .He munches whole bunch .
Once a pediatric had told me that biscuits and cookies sold out are stomach filler with not much nutritive value. So I always ensure that the homemade cookies are loaded with nutrition .These cookies basically known as nankatai in India. My mom use to bake them often .Although I have used her version of the recipe I have modified slightly using adding almond meal with flour .Kids are always of fond of food that are beautifully presented . I have added a dash of Raspberry jam in the middle to fascinate the young buddies.
All purpose flour – ½ cup
Almond meal – ½ cup( Grind 20 almonds approx)
Sugar( powdered)- ½ cup
Baking powder-1/4 tsp
Cardammon-1/4 tsp( optional)
Rash berry conserve as required
Start with mixing the flour, almond meal and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy .Gently add flour to make a soft dough. If you feel the dough is too soft just pop into the refrigerator for 10 min.
Preheat the oven at 175’c . Roll out a baking sheet ( I used a aluminum foil) into the baking try, make small balland arrange with a gap of an inch. Make a dent on the ball and press it gently. Scoop ¼ tsp of Jam and carefully drop on each cookie. Bake for 12 – 15 mins.