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Cardamom Cookies Recipe

Cardamom Cookies Recipe

Field editor Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin sent her recipe for these melt-in-your-mouth morsels. Cardamom, almond extract and walnuts enhance the flavor of these buttery cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, cardamom and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • 3. Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 191 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.