Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple traditional recipe for cookies similar to shortbread. The wonderful flavor comes from the cardamom, which is fairly expensive, but very worth it. I actually prefer them without the almonds, but you might add them if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF (150ºC).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in flour and cardamom until well blended. Pinch off tablespoonfuls of dough, and roll into a thin rope. Join the ends together in a circle, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Place almond halves on the joints where the circles come together.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The cookies should remain white, but may turn golden at the very edge.


Most Helpful

Rich cute cookies. I could have used a bit more help in deciding how big a "bit" of dough was and how thin the thin ropes should be. The white color is kind of nice actually. I liked the almond. If you like shortbread, this recipe will make a nice variation for you.

alvinakatz August 23, 2013

Let me start by saying that my kids absolutely loved these! Except for the almond, but I was more than happy to eat those LOL. I used white wheat flour here with no problems. I loved how the cardamom adds that little extra "something". Thanks so much for posting! Made for ZWT 9, Gourmet Goddesses.

smellyvegetarian August 22, 2013

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