This started out as a recipe for Qureebaad, Somalian butter cookies. However, the recipe I followed did not work. The recipe called for putting together the cookies in the refrigerator log style. The original dough was only a mixture of melted butter, powdered sugar, flour and cardamom.
I followed the recipe exactly as written and shaped the dough into a log to be put in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. A half hour later I removed the log from the fridge and attempted to slice the log into discs, but the dough was just crumbling – it would not slice. What to do? Create a new cookie recipe, of course!
I brought the cookie dough to room temperature and crumbled it into fine pieces. I then added baking powder and coconut milk, until I felt the dough was soft enough and that is how these cookies were created.
Yield: 23 cookies
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 7 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons tuttti frutti, candied fruit
Melt butter. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix until combined.
Add flour and cardamom and mix until you have a soft dough. Shape into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet and spray with non stick spray.
Bring the dough to room temperature and crumble into fine pieces.
Add coconut milk and baking powder. Mix to combine well until you have a soft cookie dough.
Take 1 tablespoon at a time and form into a ball. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and press down the balls a little. Sprinkle a little of the tutti frutti in the center of each cookie.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are light golden brown.
Leave to cool. Remove from cookie sheet and serve.
Since this recipe was a failed recipe turned good, you can probably skip the step of refrigeration and just add the coconut milk and baking powder to the dry dough and bake immediately.
These came out very good and they were gone in the blink of an eye!
Me and some other blogger friends are participating in Bake-a-thon and this is my first post for the annual event that occurs in December.
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