Somali Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1 ts. baking powder
1 ts. cardamom powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup butter; softened
1 Tbsp. water

1. Cream together the egg, butter, and sugar.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and cardamom; add to the butter-sugar mixture.
3. Mix until all the ingredients are blended.
4. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick.
5. Use a cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet.
6. Bake in a pre-heated 300 degree oven for 8 minutes.
7. Cool and store in a container or Ziplock bag.

NOTE: I bought a cookie gun to make these. It does take practice to make the cookies look nice. One good tip is to freeze the baking sheet before you put the cookie dough on it.


  1. Asalamu alaikum looking forward to trying these Sister!Jazakallah khair.

  2. salam sis, i have few questions.
    what's the cup size? and can ghee be used instead of butter?
    jazekallah khair

  3. wa alaikum salam

    I use a standard measuring cup. Ghee should be ok, but it might taste different.

  4. Jazekallah khair sis. the cup i have measures 8oz, is that size ok?

  5. Jazekallah khair sis. the cup i have measures 8oz, is that size ok?

  6. sounds great
    don't forget though that a liquid measuring cup is different that a dry measuring cup.

  7. salam sis
    i managed to bake the cookies. I used ghee and alhamdulillah they were quite nice. i will try with butter next time.
    jazek allah khair!!

  8. Salaam sis, just wanted to know, can you use any other spice instead of cardamom powder?? e.g ground cinnamon or cloves??? By the way, Masha'Allah love you site!!!! xxx

  9. sorry, one more question, if i am using self-raising flour, do i need the baking powder still?

  10. Salam sis. i made this cookies and they turned out fantastic. thank you so much for your hard work.. WISH YOU N YOUR FAMILY HAPPY EID!!!!!!!!

  11. As'salamu Alaikum,

    These cookies turned out really good. My family and I didn't care too much for the cardamom taste. So I used ground cinnamon instead. They turned out very good!!

  12. As salaamu alaykum

    Masha Allah I am in love with your blog.. It has so much wonderful food for me to try to make for my hubby and children.

  13. MashaAllah is easy,I Will Try Today

  14. how many cookies does it become


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