I fell in love with cardamom a few years ago when I started drinking chai and have found it’s also lovely in baked goods. This recipe came about while I perusing the fridge one weekend for something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I noticed some orange marmalade my hubby enjoys and was inspired to make cookies flavored with orange and cardamom!
Heat oven to 350?F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Mix in egg and vanilla; stir in flour, salt, baking powder, cardamom, and orange zest until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of greased 8x8-inch square pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Spread melted marmalade evenly over cooled bars. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until marmalade is set.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and heavy cream uncovered on high 1 minute, stirring once after 30 seconds, or until melted. Spread evenly over marmalade layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate ganache is set. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Makes 16 bars.