Do you have one appliance you can not live without? I do! It’s my KitchenAid Mixer. It has it’s own spot up ON the counter. Every other appliance is put away — hidden. My KitchenAid gets used often and I love it!
Isn’t she pretty? She makes good time of mixing up cookie dough. It is that time of year after all. Christmas is coming and I have been busy making those treats that the family loves! It is so handy to have an assortment frozen goodies ready to go!
This is a new favorite cookie recipe that I spotted on Pinterest that linked to a recipe on Food.com. I read the comments first and adjusted as per the most popular suggestions. Happy they were a hit with the little ones. I was not sure how they would react to the cardamon flavour. This cookie really does freeze well.
Christmas Cardamom Butter Cookies
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
5 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
–reserve 2 tsps of ground cardamom
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
sliced almonds (to garnish, about 48 pieces)
Heat oven to 375°F, oven rack in center of oven.
- Grease a heavy cookie sheet (use a veggie oil). (I used parchment paper)
- Combine salt and flour in a bowl.
- Cream Butter sugar and 2 tsp of cardamom until fluffy.
- Add flour and beat at low speed.
- Stir in 1/2 cup almonds.
- Combine powdered sugar and remaining cardamom.
- Roll dough into 1 Tbsp balls one at a time.
- Roll each in the powdered sugar mixture, coat well.
- 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).
- Have cookies at least a 1/2″ apart.
- Bake about 14 minutes or until they are light brown.
- Cool on a rack.
- Put in airtight container.
You can freeze and they will keep at least a couple of months.