Friday, April 26, 2013


Cardamom is one of those spices that was kind of  a mystery to me for many years.....until I had Cardamom Cookies.  Oh my!  Now I find myself trying to sneak a little cardamom into more of my baking.  I'm Danish, and we do love our baking, so today, I'm sharing my Cardamom Cookie recipe with you.  (In Danish it's Kardemommekager....just so ya know!)
They're kind of pretty with their crinkly sugared tops! 
 This is one of those easy recipes where you mix it all in one bowl...sweet!  Here's what you need....
 I should make a quick note here...this recipe does not use whole wheat flour.  Wheat Montana is my favorite flour in the world and I loved it so much, I bought a flour jar from their store!  
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cardamom    
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.   Roll into 1" balls.  (I just use a 1" cookie scoop.)  Place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet Dip a small glass or jar sugar and flatten cookie. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min.

Really, they are that easy to make.  Here is a quick get the sugar to stick to the bottom of the jar/glass you are using to flatten the cookies with, just flatten the first cookie and then dip the jar in the sugar.  (It will pick up enough moisture from the cookie to get you started.)
 I flattened these to just about the diameter of a 50 cent piece.
 If you want a crisper cookie bake them a little longer.  I baked mine about 10 minutes, until they were just lightly brown on top.
 I love these cookies!  Cardemom is wonderful spice and will fill your house with a lovely aroma when you bake these.  

I'm linking this recipe to this fun party today.....

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And this great party  which begins on Monday.....
The Inspiration Cafe Girls are having their first link party and we'd love it if you'd come link up a recipe that has special meaning to you on Monday April 29th.   We'd love it if you would!


  1. These look delicious, Danni! I'm going to have to try these out soon. ;)

  2. Oh these sound so good and so easy Danni!!!! I will try these!!!! Promise!

  3. You are quite the baker, Danni! I don't even think I have cardamon in my pantry. These look delicious, maybe I should add it to my grocery list :)

  4. I love spices that smell good cooking.

  5. I use cardamom seeds during the holidays for Swedish family recipes. I think these cookies would be a big hit with the Swedes in the fam...will definitely try these soon.

  6. I have to be honest - I don't think I've ever used cardamom before! Gah! I need to try this recipe stat, so I can say that I even know what it tastes like! (I love your recipes, Danni. The Danish background makes it seem that much more special!)

  7. This is so on my list of things to make. I have cardamom, but don't use it nearly enough!!! maybe if my kids eat these they'll like Indian food more...

  8. I love love love cardamom! I have an awesome bread recipe to dig out now and share. I'm definitely going to make these!


  9. had me at Cardamom! I can't wait to try these cookies! I love how simple this recipe is too! Thanks for the sweet share!

  10. These sound so good. My mom used to make a cardamom cookie at Christmas. It was always one of my favorites. I made your microwave chocolate ganache cake a week or so ago. I made a couple alterations, but they actually turned out pretty good.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I can't wait to try these...I love unique flavors and they are so simple to make!!!

  12. Very nice recipe, Danni! btw, Danish and Afrikaans are very close - Kardemom is the Afrikaans for Cardamom as well ;-)

  13. *whew* for a minute, I though there were pine nuts in these cookies and then I thought "THAT'S not Scandanavian" because those are totally Italian, which is what I've had to learn because of DL. And y'all bake too much.

  14. These sound good. Can't wait to try your recipe. I know I have cardamom in my spices and can't remember now why I bought it.

  15. Cardamom has always been a bit of mystery to me too but I've been using it more in the past year - your cookies sound delicious!

  16. These look delish! Hoppin over from Lakeshore Drive.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Danni, I have always wanted to try cardamom and now I can! The recipe party sounds like a lot of fun! Have a great weekend!

  18. This looks like a baking recipe even I can't screw up! Now I've just got to buy some cardamom. I should be ashamed to admit this, but here goes: I've never even heard of cardamom before. That last sentence should be whispered so that no one else knows how little time I spend cooking or baking.

  19. Danni, I don't have a Wheat Montana flour jar - but I do have a Wheat Montana Coffee cup. Their cinnamon rolls at their shop are out of this world!! (:

  20. My mom used to make something like these at Christmas, and I always loved them, but of course the oreo ball type recipes took over, so this one got put aside. I'm pinning for next Christmas - thanks, Danni

  21. I love how so many cultures have similar or even same recipes , just different names. One of the most popular cookies back in Pakistan are called "Naan Khataai" made with semolina, flour, cardamom and nuts usually had with a hot cup of milk tea.
    Yours look so delicious and easy!

  22. OMG this recipe looks absolutely DELISH! I LOVE cardamom and so I NEED to make these! Pinned this recipe so I can find it along with EVERYONE! Thanks for the shout out and for celebrating with me. Stop by and get your 10% off coupon code along with seeing a couple of awesome promotions.