Iranian Cuisine Iran Kitchen Food Recipe

Nan-e Chai (Tea Cookies)

Ingredients

1-1/2 c. butter
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites, beaten
several T. slivered almonds (optional)

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Directions

Beat butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating until it is well blended. Add egg yolks and beat a few minutes longer. Work in flour gradually. Add vanilla extract. Refrigerate for a couple of hours. Roll out dough between waxed paper to a thickness of 1/4 inch. With floured cookie cutters, cut out cookies from the dough. Place them on greased baking sheets. Brush with tops with beaten egg whites. If desired, sprinkle the tops with slivered almonds. Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes; then reduce the heat and bake 2 minutes longer, or until th cookies are golden brown.

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