Hab el hal (Cardamom Cookies)

By Ambreen
June 30, 2010
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Hab el hal,or cardamom cookies are the perfect cookie to eat with coffee,tea or milk.The cardamom really makes a unique flavor for a cookie. Children will love these cookies that come from Palestine.
Note:The dough was very soft to roll,so I added 2 tbsp extra flour in the dough.


Makes: 40-42 cookies

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C.
  2. Cream together egg, sugar, and butter in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cardamom. Slowly add to egg/butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface. You want the dough to be about 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to make shapes.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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