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The Iraqi Family Cookbook

The Iraqi Family Cookbook
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Cardamom Cookies-Shakar Lama شكر لمة

2 sticks butter, room temperature

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup slivered almonds for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and whip it with a mixer for 3 minutes. Add flour, ground cardamom, baking powder, and salt gradually. Use your hand to mix the cookie dough. Take a small piece of dough the size of walnut. Shape the cookie into a ball, and place an almond in the middle. Arrange on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes

Makes 2 dozen.