Turkish Coffee Cookies

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If the person whose heart you hope to win is not a fan of chocolate, try the exotic flavors of the Middle East instead. Stir that special person’s heart with a combination of freshly brewed Turkish coffee, fragrant ground cardamom and golden toasted nuts. The following recipe, which combines these alluring ingredients into a cookie, has been adapted from Israeli chef Pine Giron, the proprietor of the Cooking Culinary Center.

Turkish Coffee, Cardamom and Nut Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor except for the whole almonds, pistachios or walnuts.
  3. Place the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  5. Roll out the dough on a surface sprinkled with flour.
  6. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  7. Place the cookies on the cookie sheet.
  8. Press whole almonds, walnuts or pistachios into each cookie.
  9. Bake for 18 minutes.