Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cardamom Cookie Recipes

Photo by Kimberley Hasselbrink

Today, Etsy blog reminded me how much I love cardamom. They posted this great recipe for cardamom sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are great but I have no counter space to roll them out ...( >.>)

I make cardamom snicker doodles. Awhile back I wrote a recipe for Unique Indie Shop Blog. So I thought I'll put it here too!

Cardamom Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
  • 1/2 cup butter (I always used salted because without a little salt, nothing tastes right)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Rolling mixture:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons Cardamom
Oven 375 degrees
Makes about 36

In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium high for 30 seconds or until butter is "creamed". Add about half of the flour, 1 cup of sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat until throughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Cover and chill 1 hour.

My Tips:
Now, I do things a bit different. I cream the butter and the sugar. Then add the egg and vanilla. And finish with all of the dry ingredients.

Finish up:
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
In a pie pan or shallow bowl, Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the Cardamom.
Roll balls in the sugar and cardamom mixture.
Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees, for 10 to 11 minutes or until golden.
Cool cookies on wire rack.

Pair with a lovely ReVah Pomegranate wine or a cup of Earl Grey tea.

"Cardamom has a wonderful history, used in cooking and medicine around the world. But this spice really shines when it comes to romance. For one thing, it is considered a breath freshener. So eat some of these cookies and get to kissing!

Ancient Romans and Southern practitioners consider it to be an aphrodisiac; it is also used in cosmetics and perfumes for its citrusy scent. Aromatherapists recommend it for focus and concentration. It's been used to improve the flavor of medicines like cough syrup." (Cardamom Info Here) ~ UIS Blog

Lovely and yummy for the all holidays.


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