Citrus and Spiced Butter Cookies
Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: 24
These cookies are soft but not too sweet and bursting with unusual flavors.
  • ¾ cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • a pinch of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cardamom
  • juice of half lemon
  • zest of half lemon
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup semolina
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  1. In a tiny bowl, mix the saffron with milk and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the butter, lemon juice, zest, salt and sugar in a separate bowl. Now, add the milk-saffron mixture to the bowl along with crushed cardamom and whisk until its smooth.
  3. In another bowl, mix rest of the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour all the dry ingredients in the butter mixture and knead it to form a nice sticky dough.
  5. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350F .
  7. Make tiny balls with the dough and press it slightly to form a flat shape .
  8. Bake it for about 15 minutes or until it pale white in color and forms slight cracks on top.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at