Orange Cardamom Cookies

Gail Herbest


I found this recipe some time ago and just got around to making it today. These cookies are really good, would be perfect with a cup of English tea. I changed it just a bit by adding more vanilla. The original recipe also said to flatten which I did and press with a fork ( like peanut butter cookies which I did not do) I also added the icing to mine. If you like Cardamom you will love these!!

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makes 3 dozen


10 Min


15 Min


1/2 c
plus one tablespoon butter
1 1/4 tsp
cardamon, ground
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
orange rind, or rind from 1/2 orange
1 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1 large
2 c
flour sifted
1 tsp
crea of tartar
pinch of salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat butter in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
add cardamom, soda, and pinch of salt and mix well.
gradually add the vanilla, orange rind and brown sugar.
beat until smooth
Add egg and beat until well combined.
fold in combined sifted flour and cream of tartar. Mix to form a soft dough
Roll mixture into a walnut sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet, lightly flatten each ball
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes cool on a wire rack
You can leave these plain or dust with powdered sugar. I frosted mine with 1 cup of powdered sugar that I mixed 1 tablespoon of Chai flavored sugar and just enough cream to make icing consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #orange, #cookie, #cardamom