Kaju Kuthli (or Katli) or Cashew Cookie is one of my favorite Indian dessert that is made with cashews and sugar that is ground to a paste along with some water and cardamom powder. An edible silver foil is then overlaid on it and then cut into diamond shape. It is one of the easiest dessert to make. But when making this cookie, I did not want to use sugar. So I substituted with deglet dates that are naturally sweet. Also, my daughter loves dates and cashews. So why not make a cookie out of them. Happy to say that I made the cookie since my daughter ate most of the them within two days! I have a hard time cooking for kids in general. When I think she might like something, she does not touch the dish and vice versa. What I found is, with kids, the food has to be real simple and nothing fancy.
Kaju and Date Kuthli (Cashew and Date Cookie)
Cut the cookies in various shape using a cookie cutter
1 cup cashews
25 pieces deglet dates
In a food processor, combine the dates and cashews and process them till they are they are ground to fine pieces (not a paste). It took me approximately 5-6 minutes.
Take out of the food processor into a bowl and using your hands, knead the mixture till you feel a little oily for approximately a minute or two. Make a ball, flatten it with your hands and place between two sheets of parchment paper.
Then using a rolling pin, roll till you have attained the desired thickness based on your preference. Cut into various shapes using cookie cutters.
Makes about 10-15 heart shaped cookies