Cardamom and Pistachio Cookies

Cardamom and Pistachio Cookies

These should ideally be called the everything-in-it cookies.
After yet another looooong haitus, here I am back in a holiday mood with a cookie recipe. It was also for a friend’s son whose birthday. If one knows the basic requirements to make a cookie, like flour and baking soda, oil etc, then one can get creative with cookies and make them as healthy or decadent as one wants it. I had experimented with Giada’s pumkin and Raisins oatmeal cookies and they were a hit even with my little lassie, so I ventured on to try a similar cookie with several new and interesting ingredients. My little one offered a cookie to a lady who took her pictures and my son’s senior pics and I just got an email from her with compliments on the cookie and a recipe. So this one’s for you Melody J Most of these ingredients are dispensable or changeable depending upon what’s available in your kitchen and what you like in your cookie. And with those caveats in place, let’s check out the recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake time 15-18 minutes
Makes about 25-30 cookies
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs coconut powder
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flakes
  • 3/4 cup turbinado raw sugar
  • Zest of 1 clementine
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 cup veg oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 3 tbsp milk


  1. Set oven to 350 F
  2. Grease couple of cookie pans
  3. (parchment paper –optional)
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients nicely
  5. Throw in the nuts and the dry fruits
  6. The proceed to add the oil, milk and maple syrup
  7. This should make a thick nice consistency – you may add additional spoons of milk should you find your mixture too thick.
  8. Either with your hands or with a tablespoon, drop small amounts on to the prepared cookie sheet an inch apart.
  9. Cook for about 5 minutes –
  10. Open oven and pull out the cookie sheet
  11. With a flat spatula gently press down on the cookies – they will have melted just enough at this point for your to shape them
  12. At this point sprinkle some sugar on top of each cookie
  13. Put them back in the oven and cook for the rest of the time
  14. Each oven varies so please keep a watch on the cookies and if you see their underside getting browned that is a good time to remove them
  15. Cool on rack and enjoy with friends and family  These will make great holiday gifts and don’t forget Santa – a personal and delicious one.
Enjoy and I will try to be back more holiday recipes soon.

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November 30, 2012

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