Large rich cardamom cookies recipe

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.

Yield: makes 2 dozen

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Cardamom spice has a pungent yet elusive flavor, resinous and dark with hints of eucalyptus. Ground cardamom is a crucial ingredient in... Size Options
$11.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.4 oz)

Rich Cardamom Cookies Recipe

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

Yield: makes 2 dozen

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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!

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.

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.

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.




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


Something isn't quite right with the recipe posted, as the cookies look nothing like the photo above. The dough is very crumbly, even before adding all the flour. I have used both white and ordinary sugar, and both mixtures are crumbly.

I used my hand to squeeze the crumbly mixture into balls and then rolled them in the sugar. I prefer to roll them in granulated sugar. If I roll them in powdered sugar, I roll them in it again after baking, while the cookies are still hot. They're too stiff to be flattened with a glass.
These cookies come out like a very crumbly shortbread. They're absolutely delicious and I make them often.

Pat K

I haven't tried this recipe yet but it looks to me that eggs are missing. I would add a whole egg and an egg yolk.


Terrible recipe. Doesnโ€™t come out right. Tastes terrible. Etc etc etc

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 !

Rhonda Morin

This was the most horrible recipe. 3/4 cup of butter was the only moisture. So I read a comment to add 2 eggs and 1 tblsp of water. That helped but it was so bland. The spice is strong because there is SO much of it. I was looking for an easy recipe to replace my Cardamom Crisp recipe. It's so time consuming but I want something with flavor at least. Had thought about adding vanilla too but I don't think that would have helped either.

Anne Silverman

These cardamon cookies are wonderful. Reminds me of old world baking.


This is the best and most delicious cookies. I love baking and had baked so many types of cookies including biscottis but this rich cardamom cookie is on my favourite and is on top of my list


this recipe is definitely missing something. the dough was crumbly and i do not suggest this recipe. what a taste!