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!!

★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make Orange Cardamom Cookies


  • 1Beat butter in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
    add cardamom, soda, and pinch of salt and mix well.
  • 2gradually add the vanilla, orange rind and brown sugar.
    beat until smooth
  • 3Add egg and beat until well combined.
    fold in combined sifted flour and cream of tartar. Mix to form a soft dough
  • 4Roll mixture into a walnut sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet, lightly flatten each ball
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes cool on a wire rack
  • 6You 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.

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About Orange Cardamom Cookies

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