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.
- 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter flavor shortening
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup light corn syrup or 1⁄4 cup regular pancake syrup
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange rind
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon orange extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cardamom
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl.
- Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
- Add egg, syrup, orange peel, vanilla and orange extract.
- Beat until well blended and fluffy.
- Combine flour, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed.
- Mix until well blended.
- Divide dough in half.
- Roll each half into a 12-inch long log.
- Wrap and chill 4 hours or until firm.
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Grease baking sheets with shortening.
- Place sheets of foil on counter for cooling cookies.
- Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices.
- Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake at 375° for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
- Do not overbake.
- Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
- Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
- Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
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.
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.
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!