Christmas Cardamom Butter Cookies

READY IN: 34mins
Recipe by Bergy

Another Danish/Scandinavian recipe. Cardamom is in the ginger family and has a pungent flavor. These cookies will disappear quickly (Unless you don't like cardamom!)

Top Review by merylsp

These cookies were totally delicious and so simple to make. I used egg wash on the almonds before putting them on top so they'd stick. My favorite arrangement was just a bunch of broken almond slices. I also tried mini chocolate chips. Thank you Bergy for helping me with my Chrismas cookie assortment this year!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F, oven rack in center of oven.
  2. Grease a heavy cookie sheet (use a veggie oil).
  3. Combine salt (if using) and flour in a bowl.
  4. Cream Butter sugar and 2 tsp of cardamom until fluffy.
  5. Add flour and beat at low speed.
  6. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds.
  7. Combine powdered sugar and remaining cardamom.
  8. Roll dough into 1 Tbsp balls one at a time.
  9. Roll each in the powdered sugar mixture, coat well.
  10. Place on cookie sheet and with the bottom of a small glass, dipped in the sugar, press the cookie to 1/2" thickness. Press a couple of almond slices into each cookie (use more if you like).
  11. Have cookies at least a 1/2" apart.
  12. Bake about 14 minutes or until they are light brown.
  13. Cool on a rack.
  14. Put in airtight container.
  15. You can freeze and they will keep at least a couple of months.

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