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Susan Wittig Albert writes mystery stories. Her main character owns an herb shop and gets drawn into solving mysteries because of her past experiences as a criminal defense attorney. The novels are centered on an herbal theme--and the stories are sprinkled throughout with recipes.
This recipe appealed to me because I love curry and cardamom and was looking for a "different" cookie to take to a tea party. They were a tremendous success--crisp, sweet and a unique flavor.
Yields approximately 6 dozen cookies
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture, a third at a time. Stir in nuts.
Divide dough into four rolls and wrap each in waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (may also be frozen).
Slice into ¼-inch slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to a rack to cool thoroughly.
I baked the first batch for 14 minutes. When they cooled, they were VERY crisp. The other batches I took out at 12 minutes, and thought the texture better.
(From "An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries" by Susan Wittig Albert, page 197)
This recipe was provided by Carol LaPorte from Trenton.