Tuesday, December 21, 2010


*very slightly adapted from Gesine at Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker

3 cups flour
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

powdered sugar and cardamom for dusting

Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add vanilla extract and honey and beat until well combined.
Sift together dry ingredients and slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture. Don't overbeat.
Chill while preheating oven to 350*.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Cool completely and coat with powered sugar/cardamom. I used maybe 1/2 teaspoon for 1 cup of powdered sugar. Whisk well.


Gwen said...

sounds like they will melt in your mouth...ymmmm
just finishing up on some secret kisses here..waiting the final dusting of pwd sugar..the ones with the kisses in the middle.

Shannon said...

they aren't really a melt in your mouth cookie...more like a soft molasses but more cakey than chewy.

Mindy said...

where do you buy cardamom? do you buy the pods or ground?

Shannon said...

target's archer farms line of spices has ground. i use the pods for spiced milk for oatmeal or quiona porridge and chai tea. ground for cookies, cakes, sweet potatoes, etc.