Desserts & Drinks/ Under 30 minutes/ Vegetarian

Almond Spice Cookies

Almond spice cookies- eggless almond spice cookies, Almond Nankhatai, garam masala kitchen


Almond cookies always bring back childhood memories for me. My parents used to get Almond Naankhatai from a bakery close to our house. They were so fresh and fragrant that the whole house used to smell like a cookie jar for a few days.  Naankhatai is best described as an egg-less shortbread cookie, which has many variations. The sweet cookies are mostly made with nuts and the savory ones often have cumin seeds or peanuts, but they all melt in your mouth and leave you craving for more!

This is my version Almond Spice Cookies. I’ve made them healthier by substituting half of the All Purpose Flour with Whole Wheat Flour and boosted the almond flavor by replacing some of the flour with Almond Flour (also bumps up the protein). Added cardamom and nutmeg, they bring this cookie to life, and added a little semolina to add a crunch. They make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee!

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Almond Spice Cookies

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Serves: 24 Cookies Cooking Time: 25 minutes




Sift the all-purpose and whole wheat flours in a bowl and add all dry ingredients. Mix well. Add softened butter to this mix.


Using a hand mixer or a soft spatula mix everything to make a soft dough. If the dough is too hard, add warm milk, a tablespoon at a time, to soften the dough.


Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Using a cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough balls on a lined baking sheet, placing them 1.5-2 inches apart. This gives them room to expand. Bake for 16-18 minutes till they are light golden in color. Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!


Baking times may vary from oven to oven. For the first time, put a timer for 16 minutes and check them. They should look slightly soft and chewy.

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