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Cardamom Spice Sugar Cookies

Cardamom Spice Sugar Cookie

Course: cookies
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Laureen King
The subtle hint of Cardamom and orange zest makes this Cardamom Spice Sugar Cookie the best tasting sugar cookie you'll ever bake.
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  • 1 ½ cups softened butter (not melted, just room temp)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean opened and seeds scraped out
  • 2 eggs + extra yolk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Sift together flour, salt and cardamom spice.
  • Using electric mixer beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 5 mins.
  • Add vanilla bean and orange zest mix well.
  • Add eggs and combine well.
  • Slowly add the flour mix a bit at a time.
  • Separate dough into 2 separate pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • On floured work surface roll disk out to ⅛ to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Cut out with cookie cutter shape of your choice and transfer to baking sheet.
  • Bake 6-9 minutes (just until edges start to brown).
  • Cool completely and decorate with Royal Icing.


Click here: How to make Royal Icing