Friday, December 19, 2008

Orange Cardamom Cookies

So I work in a GREAT office and some really nice people from one of the groups that I do work for brought me a tin of cookies from Trader Joe's (organic grocery store here). I LOVED them! When i read they were Orange Cardamom (a spice i recently acquired and learned about) I KNEW i had to try to make them! AND thanks to Epicurious, I found a great recipe... i even tried one that was slightly burnt and it was SO tasty! YES!

2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp grated orange zest (I just used all the zest of one large orange)
1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 tbsp heavy cream

Whisk together flour, zest, cardamom, and salt

Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in yolk and cream (HA I almost forgot the cream! YIKES!). At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 2 batches until dough forms. Quarter dough and form each piece into a 6" dish, then wrap in plastic wrap and chill 2-3 hours (I did it over night b/c that was easier then waiting 2-3 hours on a week night... had to wait let it sit out at room temp for a while before i could "use it" but still easier for my schedule).

Preheat oven to 350
Roll dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper (might have to chill again if it gets to sticky) then cut out as many cookies as possible
Bake until edges are golden brown, around 9-12 mins.

You can reroll the "scraps" but only once.

Now don't be fooled by how simple these cookies look, they are GREAT and pack a tasty punch!


OrangeChoc said...

Hey, I just bought these cardamom orange cookies from TJ. Was yours in a star tin? Anyway i LOVE them and looking for a recipe so I'll try the one you posted :)

breedwoman said...

yep in the star tin... this recipe is ALMOST as good as those! i loved them!