I ran out of cardamom -- I'm making cookies so what would be a good substitute?

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Maedl
Maedl May 17, 2012

What kind of cookies? What are the other flavorings you are using?

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Nozlee Samadzadeh
Nozlee Samadzadeh May 17, 2012

Sadly, nothing can quite replace the sharp floral taste of cardamom. You might try adding a combination of cinnamon and lemon zest to approximate its flavors!

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Brette Warshaw
Brette Warshaw May 17, 2012

You can try cinnamon instead -- it won't have the same flavor, but you'll get those notes of floral-y spice that you're looking for.

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ChefJune
ChefJune May 17, 2012

Yes, nothing really compares to the taste and aroma of cardamom. Depending upon what kind of cookie you are making, I might choose cinnamon as an alternative flavor. Different, but also delicious.

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susan g
susan g May 17, 2012

I would open the jars of all my sweet spices and decide by what smells right. Nothing will duplicate the taste of cardamom (we all agree on that!), but I think adding the lemon zest will give something like the tweak of cardamom that none of the others have. I would try mace or nutmeg first.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames May 17, 2012

I would use freshly ground coriander with just the tiniest whisper of ground cloves. It won't taste like cardamom, but it will be interesting, and a bit off the beaten track. ;o)

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen May 17, 2012

As everyone has noted, cardamom is unique, but depending on the type of cookie, would ground ginger work as a different flavor?

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