Iraqi Cardamom Cookies (Hadgi Badah)

READY IN: 42mins
SERVES: 72
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with a light coating of cooking spray, oil or butter. (Looks like parchment paper would also work well with these cookies.).
  • Sift together the flour, cardamom, salt, and baking powder.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and eggs until light and creamy. Stir in the flour mixture, then the ground almonds.
  • Pinch off a small piece of dough and hand form into 1-inch balls, moistening your hands with rose water or orange blossom water, if desired. Place on the prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly. Press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake until lightly browned about 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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