I have been struggling to get cookies right.. I have no problem in making Nankhatai.. its very easy, but making proper cookies does take time.. After so many attempts.. my cookies started getting better.. This cookie has a subtle flavour of coffee and surprise element of Almonds...Freshly baked cookies with hot chai is heavenly.. You can make this cookies in batches.. keep the remaining dough wrapped in aluminium foil in the fridge and use as and when required...
100 gms butter
100 gms light brown sugar
30 gms caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water(take mild ones)
175 gms plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
90 gms Almonds( toasted and chopped or ground in small pieces)
Put the butter and both the sugar in a bowl and beat till its light and fluffy. Put the vanilla extract, coffee, and egg in a seperate bowl and whisk with fork lightly, and add this mixture to the butter and sugar mixture in two batches and beat till fuffy.
Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix properly so that soda and baking powder is well combined with the flour.. Now add this flour mixture in the butter mixture and fold in carefully. Also add almonds and fold in to the mixture. If the dough is too sticky, you can chill it in the fridge for half an hour.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C. Grease the baking sheet and spoon small teaspoonfuls of the mixture on it allowing space for the cookies to spread. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the sides turn slightly brown. Leave to cook on the sheet for few minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.. Store this cookies in an airtight container for later use..