Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

We love the taste of cardamom. If you like cardamom you will like these cookies. The recipe comes from Sunset Magazine. Chill time is 1 hr not included in prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. add molasses and beat until well blended.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, cardamom, and cinnamon, Stir or beat into butter mixture until well blended.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until dough is firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. With lightly floured hands, roll into a rope about 2 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch thick; bend rope into a horseshoe.
  7. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on parchment lined or buttered 12 x 15-inch baking sheets.
  8. Bake cookies in a 350° oven just until edges begin to brown, 7-9 minutes.
  9. Let cookies cool on pan 5 minutes, then use spatula to transfer to rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

These cookies are so so delicious!!! I used honey as a substitute for molasses and made these as soon as I saw them. Also, I tossed in 3/4 cup of chopped pecans in this! I love green cardamom and the taste of the same in these is out of the world! Soooo gooooood!!!! Thanks a million for such a nice treat!

Charishma_Ramchandani March 16, 2004

First time I tried cardamom in my baking and I must say I really enjoyed these cookies. They are great with a cup of tea. They are on my must bake cookie list from now on!

Maritime Cookie December 27, 2006

I baked these cookies last night and the whole family loves them. Th only change I made was I used margarine instead of butter.

Chef Jen #1 December 06, 2005

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