Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop: Chewy Cardamom Cookies

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog, Bready or Not, cookies | 2 comments

I saw a retweet on Twitter earlier this month about a cookie exchange blog hop. Despite my deadlines and stress, I couldn’t help but perk up in interest. COOKIES! BLOG HOP! This is so my sort of thing.

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The Blog Hop originated with Linda Poitevin and I was tagged by Debra Vega, who shared a tasty looking recipe for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I had a tough time deciding on what cookie recipe to share, but I decided on one of my old favorites: Chewy Cardamom Cookies.

This recipe makes chewy, spicy pillows. They are the perfect cookie leading right into Christmas. They smell divine, and the taste is just as amazing!

The rules of the blog hop ask participants to tag four authors in turn, but you won’t be smote for tagging more or less (… or will you?). In any case, I tag Dawn Bonanno and Pam Wallace! Their cookie posts are due in a week, 12/23.

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Bonus Bready or Not: Chewy Cardamom Cookies

Plump delicious spice cookies.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cardamom, cookies
Author: Beth Cato


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon ground cinnamon heaping
  • 1/4 cup molasses [could try substituting honey]
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, blend the butter and shortening until creamy. Add in the brown sugar, baking soda, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • Add the molasses and egg, and once that's combined, slowly mix in the flour.
  • Using a teaspoon scoop or spoon, shape dough into small balls and roll in the cardamom and sugar.
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are slightly cracked. They will be pillowy--if too much so, flatten the next batch with a spatula or glass, if you wish.

Makes about 45 cookies, teaspoon-size.


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      1. This sounds amazing! I’d love to try it out. For the cardamom you put in the cookies, do you use ground cardamom or whole? It looks like there are seeds in the last pic.

        • Hi, Nico! I use ground cardamom. I hope you enjoy the cookies!