Delicate Afghan Butter Cookies/Kulche Birinjee (Gluten Free)

Delicate Afghan Butter Cookies/Kulche Birinjee (Gluten Free) created by Starrynews

This is a beautiful naturally gluten free cookie that looks pretty and tastes very nice masha Allah. I make these as gifts as well as for family. Make sure not to over mix when making the whole batch. I always make a half batch at a time and bake as soon as possible. Over mixing or handling the batter will make the cookies tougher. Found on http://www.afghancooking.net.

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24mins
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ingredients

  • 34 cup butter, softened to room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 34 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups rice flour (finely ground, ie not course)
  • 12 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom (please use freshly ground, it makes it so much tastier)
  • 14 cup coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 14 cup shelled whole unsalted pistachios

directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Add the egg whites and mix until smooth.
  • Gradually add the rice flour, cardamom and pistachios. Mix well.
  • Scoop up a tablespoon of dough and set on a cookie sheet (ungreased is ok). Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand. The cookie will not rise or spread during cooking.
  • Press the back of a fork into the dough, making a criss-cross with the tines of the fork (like you would with a peanut butter cookie). If the fork begins to stick, dip it in a glass of cold water from time to time.
  • Place a pistachio in the center of the cookie and press lightly. Continue with the remainder of the dough.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes. Do not let them brown. Let it cool before eating.
  • Enjoy!
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"This is a beautiful naturally gluten free cookie that looks pretty and tastes very nice masha Allah. I make these as gifts as well as for family. Make sure not to over mix when making the whole batch. I always make a half batch at a time and bake as soon as possible. Over mixing or handling the batter will make the cookies tougher. Found on http://www.afghancooking.net."

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  1. Dienia B.
    ok wow these are wonderful .i made them with almonds as my younger sis doesnt like pistichios , weirdo lol getrice flour to make these babies they are great i can even see thes with lemon or lime great cookie
  2. Sydney Mike
    Originally tagged just for us here at home, a neighbor was having a slew of grandkids for the weekend & I decided to gift her batches of several cookies I was planning to make anyway! Still kept a handful for ourselves, & we really like these tasty one, especially with the pistachios in 'em! Easy to make & a delight to eat ~ Couldn't be better! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in the Almost 5 Special Event]
  3. umisa
    These are great little cookies! I made the recipe as is, except I didn't add the chopped pistachios in the cookie batter as I didn't have enough. I did put the pistachio on the top though. They were still very nice, delicate little cookies. I loved the subtle flavour of the cardamom. Perfect with a cup of chai! Thanks!
  4. Starrynews
    Delicate Afghan Butter Cookies/Kulche Birinjee (Gluten Free) Created by Starrynews
  5. Starrynews
    Wonderful cookies! The flavors from the cardamom and pistachio impart a wonderful accent to the soft and tender cookies. A definite keeper! Thanks for sharing!
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