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Cardamom Cookies

 Cardamom Cookies
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.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.