Norwegian Spice Cookies

"I saw all these warming spices and I knew I'll like this recipe. I just enjoy Cardamom. Found at:"
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by Kumquat the Cats fr photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
Ready In:
32 cookies




  • Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, nutmeg and cardamom in bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Divide dough in half; flatten into disks.
  • Wrap in plastic.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Coat 3 ½ - 4 ½-inch cookie-cutter molds with nonstick cooking spray.
  • On lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll out half of dough ¼-inch thick.
  • Press cutter molds gently into dough.
  • Gently pull cookies out of molds.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Brush with egg white.
  • Reroll scraps.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake in 350° oven 10-12 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove to racks to cool.
  • Store at room temperature or freeze.

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  1. French Tart
    Absolutely divine and JUST my cup of tea! LOVED these, I made them yesterday and served some to the B and B guests with a afternoon pot of tea, they loved them. Used EVERY single spice for a WONDERFUL depth of flavour. The only thing I forgot to do was glaze the tops with egg white, as I had too much going on in the kitchen! Made for the Cheese and Whine Gang for ZWT6, merci encore Reets! Karen :-)
  2. Kim127
    All the spices make these some very tasty cookies! I used cookie molds for most of the dough and then just rolled the rest. The dough is much easier to work with when chilled, but then I am a novice when it comes to cut out cookies and this was my first time using molds. I knew when I made the dough and had a little taste that these would be good!
  3. Rachel M.
    Loved it! So yummy and holds its shape while being moist and chewy!
  4. Kumquat the Cats fr
    I needed to make a treat for my colleagues at work and chose this recipe. Given the other great reviews I regret giving this only 4 stars. Being a relatively inexperienced baker, I knew I might have some problems. The dough seemed fine (I had a small taste too and I thought it would turn out great), and like Mianbao I rolled it into one big log, chilled and sliced it. I ended up with only 40 cookies so I thought I may have sliced them too thick. I don't think that was the case though, because at 10 minutes I opened the oven and some of the cookies started showing signs of burning (I was experienced enough to know you usually have to watch cookies very carefully, and I had been monitoring them periodically). Well, I removed them from the oven right away and took the unburnt ones to work, letting my coworkers be the judge. I got compliments, but I didn't think they were all that enthusiastic. Next time I will bring something chocolate as that is sure to please. Sorry Rita. P.S. BF liked them, but I felt he was less than enthusiastic too. I generally like spice cookies myself.
  5. stapen2003
    These cookies are wonderful and the spices just add to the enjoyment of eating them. My daughter had to find a recipe for her project on Norway and she choose this. I must say it was a great choice. She had to make them then take them to school and let her class sample them. It was a success! These norwegian spice cookies are easy to make. We will be making them again and again. The cardamom is expensive but well worth it. This is a child friendly recipe also.



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