Nankhatai (Indian Shortbreads)

A different take on shortbreads, and really good! Loaded with butter and cardamom, you can also make these biscuits with almonds or pistachios.

You will need...

  • Two cups flour
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla
  • 1-1/2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 18 roasted cashews split in half (or use crushed pistachios or almonds)

Put it together...

Combine flour, cardamom, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cream for two minutes butter and icing sugar with electric mixer. Add yogurt and vanilla. Reduce to low and add flour in thirds. Divide dough in half and refrigerate 4 hours. Roll out to 1/8" thickness and cut into rounds. Press cashew on top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 14 - 18 minutes.