Cardamom Cookies

Cardamom Cookies

Who needs to buy Girl Scout cookies when you can make these delicious Cardamom Cookies? These are perfect for afternoon tea, an after dinner treat, or anytime in between. They aren't super sweet so they pair nicely with just about anything. I like to make a few batches/logs at the same time so that I can have some plain and some with fun different shaped and colored sprinkles.


  • 1 lb Butter
  • ¼ lb Sugar
  • ½ lb + ½ oz Convectioners Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 3 oz egg yolk
  • 2 lbs + 3 oz All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tbsp + ½ tsp Cardamom
  • 1 Orange, Zested

Now Let’s Get Started:

Preheat your oven to 350
Step #1: In mixer, Combine Butter and sugar until creamy
Step #2: Slowly add confectioners sugar until combined
Step #3: Add salt and vanilla
Step #4: Slowly add yolks until combined
Step #5: Slowly add flour, cardamom and orange zest until combined
Step #6: Roll dough in to a log and freeze. (The diameter of the log will be the size of your cookies)
Step #7: Remove dough from freezer and thaw just enough so that the log is “tacky”
Step #8: Roll log in granular sugar or something fun like sugar sprinkles.
Step #9: Slice log in to ¼” thick pieces
Step #10: Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes

Be Sweet. Be Tempted. ~ Chef Maeve