Nankattai is a very popular Indian tea time cookie and has the perfect crumbly melt in mouth texture. It is buttery, with the inviting fragrance of cardamon. It has been my favorite cookies and still remember those inviting and beautiful round cookies arranged in glass jars in bakeries and canteens. I had no idea that it was so simple and easy to make. ya much easy than baking a cake. It has very little ingredients and can be put together quickly. Serve this with a cup of tea and enjoy :)
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Corn starch or Rava-2tsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- a pinch
Salt- a pinch
Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- one stick( 1/2 cup)
Mix and combine flour,corn starch,baking powder,baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine room temperature butter and powdered sugar till it is light and fluffy. Add cardamon powder and mix well. Add the flour mixture little by little till it is well combined and one smooth ball. Cover and let it rest for half and hour.
Preheat oven to 200 degree F and line cookie sheet with butter paper. Divide the dough into small balls and roll between your palms and gently press. Bake them for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely and store in air tight container.
Hope you will all enjoy..