Total Time
17mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

M-m-m-m! Tired of ordinary, ho-hum cookies? If so, then treat your taste buds to these Orange-Cardamom Icebox cookies! They are yummy! I've lost count of the times I've made them, since I discovered this recipe in "The Daily Oklahoman" newspaper about two years ago. Preparation time: 2 hours and 10 minutes. Includes 2 hours for chilling dough in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl.
  2. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  3. Add egg, syrup, orange peel, vanilla and orange extract.
  4. Beat until well blended and fluffy.
  5. Combine flour, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  6. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed.
  7. Mix until well blended.
  8. Divide dough in half.
  9. Roll each half into a 12-inch long log.
  10. Wrap and chill 4 hours or until firm.
  11. Heat oven to 375°F.
  12. Grease baking sheets with shortening.
  13. Place sheets of foil on counter for cooling cookies.
  14. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices.
  15. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  16. Bake at 375° for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  17. Do not overbake.
  18. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  19. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
  20. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Reviews

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Yes, these ARE fantastic. They are not the most attractive cookie (or at least mine weren't) but once you bite one the rest aren't safe. Sweet, spicy, yummy. I found the dough a little crumbly so be careful on the flour - I might cut it back just a bit next time.

Toadflax November 24, 2006

Excellent! Crisp and tender cookies that are spicy sweet. In one recipe I tried (not Zaar), the cardamom flavor seemed almost medicinal. I think people tend to either love or hate cardamom, but I couldn't decide. Now I'm convinced. These are delicious. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. BTW, I used butter instead of shortening.

mianbao November 13, 2006

These are fantastic-you can taste both the orange and cardamom.They were easy to make.I kept eating them(as did my husband!)I will make these many times,and have shared this recipe already!Yum!

merrythoughttollers January 31, 2006

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