social spark Aisling Beatha: Cardamom and Lemon Cookies


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Friday, April 06, 2012

Cardamom and Lemon Cookies

Yes, another Norwegian Recipe using more cardamom.  I have adapted this recipe by dropping the butter content just a little.  I may try and drop it further if I make them again.

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You will need

200g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
250g plain flour
100g ground almonds
3 tsp cardamom pods, (seeds popped out and ground)

Preheat the oven to 190c (170c fan), Gas 5
Line 2 large baking sheets with baking parchment.
Using an electric hand whisk or stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.

Beat in the flour, almonds and cardamom

until the mixture is well combined and comes together to form a stiff dough.

Cut the dough in half, in half again, and once more, making 8 even pieces.

Break each of those pieces into 3 , roll into balls

and place 12 on each baking tray - make sure you leave a space between each one.

Press each cookie with a cookie stamp or the bottom of a glass to flatten and leave a decorative indent in the dough. I didn't have a cookie stamp, so I used a small jar that I use for making salad dressing in.

Bake a tray at a time for 12 - 14 minutes until the cookies are pale golden brown. Leave them to cool on the tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. They will crisp up as they cool. Store the cookies in an airtight tin and eat within 7 days.

Makes 24 cookies

The other Norwegian recipes I have tried from the Hairy Bikers were the Scandinavian Rye Bread and the Cardamom Coffee Cake.  There's been a lot of cardamom in this house this week.  Soon I shall also be making the tea ring.

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  1. i wish i can have some of those. =)

  2. sounds so easy to make :))

  3. Ahh, looks so yummy.

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