Jen's Almond Cardamom Cookies Recipe -
Jen's Almond Cardamom Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Jen's Almond Cardamom Cookies

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"This moist cookie has delicious a almond taste with a kick of cardamom - dreamy!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cream cheese and almond paste until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla and lemon zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 23, 2005

This is a very tasty and delicious cookie. It is soft and cakelike in texture, and is delicious for dunking in milk, coffee, or tea. It is an adult tasting cookie, being that it is plain and all of the flavor comes from the simple ingredients. Very easy to make and very yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2006

These are very good cookies, great soft texture. I definitely would add more cardamom next time, and maybe even more lemon zest.

Dec 06, 2007

Everyone really enjoyed the texture and flavor of these cookies. I agree with the previous reviews regarding the cardamom-I doubled the amount to 1/2 tsp.

Jul 23, 2006

A yummy cookie, but I am personally very heavy-handed with my spices, and I enjoy more flavorful cookies. This recipe did not call for nearly enough cardamom. You can barely taste it, with all the other flavors competing with it. When I make it next time, I will definitely increase the amount of cardamom, but nevertheless, the cookies were delicious! The lemon was a nice touch.

Jul 05, 2012

Good! Not quite as prominent of an almond flavor as I was hoping for, but still yummy. I'd probably add a little almond extract in there next time, but I really love almond, sooo... :) Thanks!!

Feb 25, 2006

MMMMmmmmmmm! A nice scandinavian tasting cookie! I added raisins to my cookies, because I like them in cardamom bread (Pulla in Finnish) Melt in your mouth!

Dec 18, 2002

I really enjoyed making these cookies. They are very easy to make, and well worth the effort they malt in your maout. thank Jen

Dec 11, 2013

Delicious! Made these for a Norwegian gathering and they disappeared! I did double the cardamom and Lemon zest. Use a small scoop and they turn out looking beautiful (I also substituted almond flavoring for the paste once and it turned out just fine)


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  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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