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Saffron & Cardamon cookies

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Savor the Essence of Ramadan: Saffron and Cardamom Cookies

As the holy month of Ramadan graces us with its presence, the air fills with the spirit of togetherness, reflection, and, of course, the aroma of delectable treats that are unique to this time of year. Among the myriad of flavors that define Ramadan cuisine, two spices stand out for their aromatic allure and taste-enhancing qualities: saffron and cardamom.

Today, we're diving into a special recipe that marries these two exquisite spices in a delightful culinary creation — Saffron and Cardamom Cookies. Perfect for pairing with a cup of aromatic Arabic coffee, these cookies promise to be a memorable part of your Iftar or Suhoor gatherings.

Ingredients for Saffron and Cardamom Cookies:

  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Warm Milk
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • A Pinch of Saffron
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • For Dusting:
    • 50g Sugar
    • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom


  1. Saffron Infusion: Begin by soaking the saffron strands in the warm milk for about 10 minutes. This step is crucial for releasing the vibrant color and distinctive flavor of the saffron. Stir the milk until it adopts a bright orange-yellow hue, signaling that the saffron has fully infused.
  2. Butter and Sugar Mix: In a separate bowl, dice the unsalted butter and gently combine it with the caster sugar. The goal here is to blend them well without overworking the mixture.
  3. Dough Formation: In a large mixing bowl, sift the plain flour and then add the butter and sugar mixture, the saffron-infused milk, ground cardamom, and a pinch of salt. Mix these ingredients gently to form a dough. It's important to avoid overmixing, as the dough should remain flaky to ensure the cookies are tender and not hard.
  4. Chilling: Shape the dough into a cylindrical form, wrap it in clingfilm, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This step helps in firming up the dough, making it easier to slice into even discs.
  5. Baking: Preheat your oven to 180°C. Slice the chilled dough into 2cm-thick discs and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden.
  6. Dusting: While the cookies are still warm, dust them with a mixture of ground cardamom and sugar. This final touch adds an extra layer of flavor that complements the saffron and cardamom beautifully.

Elevate Your Baking with Almas Saffron

To truly capture the essence and richness of these Saffron and Cardamom Cookies, the choice of saffron is paramount. That's where Dorreen™ Saffron's Almas Collection comes into play. Harvested with care and subjected to rigorous quality control measures, the Almas line represents the pinnacle of saffron quality. With certifications such as Good Manufacturing Certification, ISO 9001, and Safety Standard ISO 22000, you can trust in the purity and excellence of this saffron.

The Almas Collection boasts high levels of safranal, crocin, and picrocrocin, ensuring that your cookies will not only taste divine but will also be a feast for the eyes with their vibrant color. Moreover, the rich aroma and flavor profile of Almas saffron mean that a little goes a long way, making it a cost-effective choice for your culinary creations.

Sourced directly from the fields and packaged with zero waste, Almas saffron is a testament to Dorreen™ Saffron's commitment to quality, sustainability, and the culinary arts. Whether you're preparing for Ramadan or simply looking to elevate your baking, Almas saffron is the ingredient that will set your dishes apart.

As you gather with loved ones this Ramadan, let the Saffron and Cardamom Cookies be a testament to the joy and warmth of the season. And remember, with Almas saffron, you're not just baking cookies; you're crafting memories that will linger long after the last crumb has been savored.