Delicious Cardamom Saffron Cookies

Baking the healthy way! It is the season for cookies and here is one new favorite of mine, definitely with Arabian flavors, and wholesome of course. They are quickly made and so delicious. If you wish to try your hand on baking, here is the recipe:

Cardamom Saffron Cookies

What to Buy for 40 small cookiesimage
1 g Cardamom seeds, roughly ground with mortar and pestle
0.1 g Saffron
150 g Butter (room temperature)
80 g Acacia honey
Organic orange zest (from 1 orange)
50 ml Orange juice
225 g Finely ground whole spelt flour
1 pinch Salt
100 g Finely ground almonds
1 Egg
120 g Dark chocolate

How to Make It
Warm up the orange juice and dissolve the saffron in it. Whisk the butter with honey, cardamom, orange zest, and a little bit salt to a creamy texture. Add the egg and continue stirring. When mixed well add flour, almonds and saffron-orange-mix and fold under. Form small cookies of the soft dough mixture with the help of a piping bag on a baking tray lined with pergament paper and chill for a minimum of one hour or over night before baking.
Bake the cookies at 180 degrees Celsius for 5 – 7 minutes. Once the cookies are chilled, dip the tips in melted  dark chocolate.

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Chef Gabi’s Tip
They taste best freshly baked. However I recommend to keep the remaining cookies in an airtight container and refrigerated for further use.
Enjoy and have a lovely winter day!

1 thought on “Delicious Cardamom Saffron Cookies

  1. I love the Gabi`s recipes, I have all cooking books and I always look into Talise Nutrition for more ideas. Since I am vegetarian it is a joy for me to have so many awesome delicious ideas and tips. I love the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai too and I cannot wait to meet Gabi personally at a cooking class either at the Madinat Jumeirah or in Bavaria. Unfortunatly I missed the opportunity to eat in the Magnolia when I was at the Hotel since my kids are heavy carnivores and I was not sure if it would be a good idea to go there with them.

    Ingrid Huerzeler
    from Switzerland

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