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Rich Cardamom Cookies

Rich Cardamom Cookies

I recently baked this cardamom cookie recipe for a potluck and the guests raved about them because they are unusual and delicious.

Submitted by: Rachel from Urbana, IL
Yield: makes 2 dozen


Featured in this Recipe


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • For Decoration:
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375. Grease 2 baking sheets.

Combine flour, cardamom and salt. In a seperate bowl, beat butter until creamy, and add sugar. Continue to beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flower mixture until well-blended, stir in ground almonds.

In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and cardamom. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, coat in sugar-spice mixture. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets. Dip the bottom of a glass into sugar mixture and flatten cookies to 1/2 inch thick rounds. Decorate with sliced almonds.

Bake cookies until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Remove sheets to wire racks to cool 2-3 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


Based on 8 reviews

Customer Reviews

Schroll Ann

Cardamom cookies add almond extract

Lisa H

Melt and cool butter. More gluten – chewier cookie. Add one egg yolk for same reason. Must add 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp. Wilton Butter extract = secret ingred. that make “designer cookies”
Chill. Place dough between lightly floured pieces of waxed paper and make scalloped cutouts. I pressed a few sliced almonds into tops of cookies. After baking and cooling, make a small amount of butter-sugar glaze. Brush over tops of cookies – amazing !


These are delicious cookies, but I needed to add 2 eggs and 1 tbsp of water- the dough is too crumbly otherwise. If you don’t like cardamom, these are not for you. I can’t wait to try these cookies after a few days- I bet they will be more flavourful!



Stefani H

These are my favorite cookies of all and so fun to make. When you bake them the entire house smells wonderful. I bake them for about 10 minutes to keep them from getting too brittle. I use much more cardamom then the recipe asks for because it makes them intensely more refreshing. I took them to work and was amazed that most people have never tried anything with cardamom. Everyone loved the aroma of the cookies and the taste. I would also never make these cookies with “usual” spice from the grocery store. The Spice House has spoiled me with their glorious fresh ground cardamom.

Christine R

I was so excited to make these cookies! I cooked them at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, and they were inedible — totally burned. I will try the recipe again and bake them for about 6 minutes. I imagine they will then be awesome.

Mike V

I made this for a bake sale at work — somebody bought one, then came back and bought all the rest. They are fantastic cookies.

They’re having another bake sale on Monday, and several people have asked if I’m going to bring The Cookies.

Bobbi w

Thank you for submitting this recipe, I lost the original I had and know it would not be a holiday without these delicious and unexpected treats!

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