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Author Notes: These are wonderful, light, little cardamom butter cookies. They are easy to make, very unique and always a crowd pleaser! This recipe comes from the cookbook I am working on with my Indian mother-in-law. Although this recipe makes a lot, it is easily halved and they also make perfect hostess gifts! - elizabeth c —elizabeth c
Food52 Review: With so few ingredients, these simple, delicious cookies come together quickly and really allow the flavor of cardamom to shine. In my salt-loving opinion, the addition of a pinch of salt wouldn’t hurt but they are very good, and very sweet, as written. I thought rolling out 100 little balls would be tiresome, but it wasn't so bad (I scooped out heaping half-teaspoons to work with). The resulting cookies are such a dear little size, perfect with tea. They baked up with no problem on both lightly greased and ungreased cookie sheets. —Robin.Bellinger
Makes ~100 little cookies
- 1 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds (coursely ground)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the flour, baking powder and cardamom seeds. Mix well to combine.
- Roll the dough into little 1/2 inch balls and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly brown.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Cardamom