Vanilla Cardamom Cookies

18 01 2011

The scent of these cookies reminds me of the spice bazaar in Istanbul; perfect with a cup of apple tea or even just by their  lonesome. They are the first step in a dessert we will finish tomorrow, but you will end up eating one batch, so go ahead and cook these, eat them and save the next batch for our finished dessert tomorrow.

Vanilla Cardamom Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cup of AP flour
  • 4 oz of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom (freshly ground is best)
  • ¼ tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the flour. Allow the butter to soften, then cream in a stand mixer with the sugar. Add the flour, egg, baking powder, contents of the vanilla bean, salt and cardamom and combine. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet in small balls. Cook for about 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove and cool.

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