These simple Persian biscuits are sweet, light and crumbly so I call them Mothers Kisses.
The combination of cardamon , walnuts and cinnamon is very Persian – unusual and a bit exotic.
The recipe is from my book ‘Pardiz’.
Persians seem to have a very sweet tooth : no excuse is needed to have a delicious sweet biscuit ,usually with a glass of tea, and these are a favourite.
• for 60 biscuits / preheat oven 200˚
• 250 gr unsalted butter at room temperature
• 70 gr caster sugar
• 300 gr plain flour
• 150 gr walnuts, toasted and finely ground
• 15 cardamon pods, seeds extracted and ground
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• a pinch of salt
• beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
• now add all the other ingredients and mix together to form a dough
• roll a teaspoon of dough between your palms to form a ball 2 cm across
• place on a baking tray covered with baking paper
• to be super-traditional I use this stamp with a nightingale on it
• dip the stamp into flour and press it on the little dough ball
• you don’t have a nightingale stamp? just gently press the biscuits down with your thumb
• bake for 10 minutes
• let them cool on a biscuit rack
• once cool, dust them with icing sugar