Cardamom Cookies are buttery, crisp and mildly sweet and so soft that they truly melt in your mouth!!
Meet my new favorite shortbread cookie recipe!!! These biscuits have the right amount of sweetness and they are CRISP yet melts into your mouth!! SO GOOD!
These biscuits are very easy to make and is a great beginner recipe if you are new to baking. The dough is rolled into a log, chilled until firm, sliced into ¼ inch thickness and baked like these Christmas Fruit Icebox Cookies or Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies.
If your dough is too soft to be rolled into a log (especially on hot days), then refrigerate the dough for 20 to 40 minutes to firm up slightly before shaping into a log.
Why You'll Love These?
- Amazing Texture - They are crisp yet light and melts in your mouth.
- Easy to Make - Very easy to make using an electric mixer.
- Make ahead - This is a great make ahead recipe for Christmas since they freeze well for up to 2 months.
- No fancy cutters needed - These are easy slice and bake biscuits that does not need any cutters.
Few reader feedbacks:
"These are so good. I made them for my friend and he loved them so much he asked for the recipe. He then made them for someone else who loved them so much, she asked for the recipe 🙂"
"Can I give the recipe 10 stars? They were amazing – melt in the mouth and crisp with a bright cardamom flavor. They reminded me of atta laddoos but they are so much better because of the texture. A real keeper which will become a family favorite for sure!"
"These are just awesome; perfect sweet and butter mix. First time baking cookies and im so glad this was my first recipe. I’m a new covid baker 🙂 cakes, scones and bread ive tried so this was definitely next. I want to bake these for my friends next."
"I made these today so that I could introduce my sister to cardamom. They are fantastic. I love the sweetness level. It was recommended that I could dust the with confectioner’s sugar or add sanding sugar before baking The butter in them tastes as if it was browned. YUM! Thank you for this recipe. Very easy!"
- Confectioners sugar - The secret is in the confectioners sugar. Confectioners or powdered sugar contain a small portion of cornstarch in them, which contributes to that melt in your mouth feel like this Pecan Snowball Cookies or Cashew Cookies.
- Butter - Use room temperature soften unsalted butter.
- Cardamom powder - Use freshly ground cardamom instead of store bought packaged powder for the best taste.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Butter - Unsalted butter at room temperature. If using salted butter, then skip salt.
- Confectioners Sugar - Confectioners sugar has cornstarch which gives makes them soft and tender.
- Flour - All purpose flour
- Cardamom powder - Use freshly ground for the best tasting recipe.
How to Make?
- Make cardamom powder - Grind green pods to a fine powder in a dry grinder and measure 1 tablespoon.
- Make Dough - Whisk together all purpose flour, powder and salt together. In a seperate bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy, just for 30 seconds on high. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roll & Chill - Shape dough into a 7 to 8 inch log, wrap and chill until very firm (The dough can be made up to two days ).
- Slice and Bake - Preheat oven to 340°F. Slice log and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until deep golden in color.
How to Make Without a Mixer?
Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Add room temperature butter and confectioners into a larger bowl and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon, until creamy.
Add dry ingredients and continue to mix with the wooden spoon, until combined. Roll, chill, slice and bake.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It has a mildly sweet flavor with citrus, floral and herbal notes. Due to its intense fragrance, they are an exotic replacement for vanilla in baked goods.
It is fabulous in both sweet, savory dishes and beverages. Cardamom tea (Chai) is one of the most popular everyday beverage in most of India. Cardamom sweets and baked treats are hugely popular all over South Asia, Sweden and Finland. It is used in making breads, rolls, cakes and buns which are out of the world delicious.
I have used whole cardamom pods to make these shortbread biscuits.
More Slice and Bake Cookies to Try:
- Whisk together all purpose flour, cardamom powder and salt in a small bowl
- Place butter and confectioners sugar in a medium bowl, beat with a hand held electric beater on high speed, until smooth (about 30 seconds). Refer notes on how to make cookies without an electric beater.
- Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed, until well combined.
- Shape dough into a 7-inch log and wrap with a piece of parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (up to 2 days) to firm. (Please note that if you are working in Summer or if you live in a warm/hot place, the dough might be sticky due to the high fat content. So, place the bowl in the refrigerator for 20-40 minutes, to firm up the dough before rolling into log)
- Preheat oven to 340 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Remove dough from refrigerator, slice into ¼-inch slices and place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
- Bake cookies in the middle rack of the oven for 18-24 minutes, until deep golden around the edges (turn pan once halfway through baking) You want a deep golden brown around the edges for a crisp cookie. If you remove the cookies before that stage, then it will have slight crisp and softer texture.
- Place pan on a wire rack to cool completelyStore cookies in an air tight container for several days.
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