Aromatic Seed Cookies
These lovely cookies are another recipe from Gayle's new eCookbook. She describes them as reminding her of Indian Mukhwas, an after-meal digestive and mouth freshener. Don't let the description of mouth freshener throw you off. :) Not so. These cookies are very delicate and somewhat mysterious in flavor. Quite mild and an absolute delight with tea. They will also be a unique addition to your holiday cookie tray.
Aromatic Seed Cookies
From The Global Pastry Table by Gayle Gonzales
2 cups flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons unsalted cold butter
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place flour, sugar, almonds, all three seeds and salt into food processor. Process until almonds are finely ground. Add diced cold butter and process 15 seconds.
Whisk the yolks and vanilla together and add. Process 15 seconds or until dough hold together when pinched.
Place dough on wax paper and press flat. Cover with another piece of wax paper and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness. Slide onto baking sheet and chill.
Preheat oven to 325.
Line baking sheets with parchment. Cut cookies into squares and bake for 20-22 minutes, rotating sheets half way. They should be a light golden brown. They're delicate, so cool them right on the parchment.
Labels: Cookies and Bars
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Love the anise and fennel flavors. I bet these would be great with a French aperitif such as pastis.ReplyDelete
My mom loves the flavor of fennel and anise so I'm going to have to try my hand at these for her!!ReplyDelete
these cookies look amazing!!BarbaraReplyDelete
Must be the anise that leads to mystery:)ReplyDelete
I like it in cookies..some Italian recipes have it too:)
Anise and fennel are very good palate cleansers. These are beautiful cookies.ReplyDelete
Very aromatic indeed! I love the flavor of those seeds.ReplyDelete
I'm baking these tomorrow for sure! I love anise/fennel flavours :D. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely spices and flavors - a treat with a cup of tea!ReplyDelete
NOthing better than a buttery mouth freshener. I remember loving the little bowls of seeds at the counter at Indian restaurants and loving them. I believe they even have some digestive properties so excellent for a snack after a heavy meal! If you had them with tea it would be like a deconstructed Chai!ReplyDelete
They are calling out to me Barbara. Pass the plate this way!!!ReplyDelete
these look great love the spices in themReplyDelete
Oh those sound right up my alley!ReplyDelete
Those cookies look so delicate and sound so delicious - I think they'd be a nice contrast to some of the rich cookies popular at this time of year.ReplyDelete
these biscuits will be delicious and aromatic with the spices. Thanks for sharing the recipe and hope you are enjoying the weekend
Your kitchen must have smelt lovely while baking these seed cookies. They look irresistible!ReplyDelete
this looks delicious :DReplyDelete
Still baking... First batch out... Soooooo good!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe :D. I will post about it and get a link to your blog.ReplyDelete
I love buttery cookies like these! Must try!ReplyDelete
Uniquely delicious I'm sure, Barbara! The fragrance must have been intoxicating.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing...
these are so unique and enticing! what a great combination of flavorings.ReplyDelete
I bet the smell would be enough to make me rush to the oven before they even baked :PReplyDelete
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