Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These cookies are for HeyJude who has turned me on to cardamom and taught me how to store it in the freezer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon cardamom and powdered sugar in medium bowl.
  2. Set mixture aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom, butter, vanilla extract, lemon peel and salt in another large bowl.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat at medium-high speed until well blended.
  5. Add flour and chopped nuts.
  6. Beat until dough forms, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  7. Gather dough into a ball and wrap in plastic, chill 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Using hands and generous 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie, roll dough into 48 3/4-inch balls; transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets.
  10. Bake cookies until golden, about 25 minutes.
  11. Sift powdered sugar and cardamom mixture over warm cookies, turn to coat well.
  12. Can be made 3 days ahead. Store in airtight container.


Most Helpful

These are WONDERFUL! This made 24 cookies for me. I made these today for Gandhi Jayanti(the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of my nation, India). I did substitute the butter with margarine. I omitted the lemon rind and nuts. Most important of all, I doubled the quantity of ground cinnamon in steps 1 and 3. These cookies went very well in my house. Dad said they should be a regular;-) Thanks for sharing!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 03, 2003

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