Brown Sugar Cardamom Cookies




Introduction: Brown Sugar Cardamom Cookies

A delicious spiced cookie that goes well with a cup of tea.  These are best served fresh from the oven so I only bake a few at a time and store the dough in the fridge.  This recipe makes 24 cookies.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground green cardamom (6-7 pods*)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated/finely minced ginger
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

*If using whole pods of cardamom, grind them with a spice grinder or motar & pestel without the green outer shell.  (I used the Magic Bullet)


Dry measuring cups
Measuring Spoons
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
Electric mixer
Rubber spatula
Parchment paper
Cookie tray

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Step 1:

1.  Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixture on medium for about 3-5 minutes until well incorporated.  Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary.  

3.  Add egg, vanilla and ginger to butter mixture and beat again until it's light and fluffy.

Step 2:

4.  Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in thirds, beat with electric mixture until dough incorporates.  Finish mixing the dough with a rubber spatula.

5.  Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3:

6.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

7.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

8.  Roll tablespoons of dough into balls, keep about 2 inches apart.  If you don't bake the cookies all at once, you can store the dough in an air tight container for 3 - 5 days.

Step 4:

9.  Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the cookies are a light golden brown.  Bake for an additional 1 - 2 mins if you refrigerate the dough over night.  

10.  Cool on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.  Store cookies in an air tight container.  Bon appetite!  

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    5 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Do you have to do anything with the cardamon? I find it hard to believe that the hand mixer would break up the six or seven pods very well. At best I think you'd get some huge pieces of hull and the cookies wouldn't be that consistent.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry, I should've noted either use ground cardamom or throw the pods in a spice grinder first - without the green shell (I used the magic bullet).


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I should have added that those cookies look delicious and I'm looking forward to trying them.