Delicious & addictive little spiced shortbread cookies! I followed other's advice & doubled the cardamom & cinnamon. I also added about 1/2 tsp vanilla, & 1/4 tsp each of ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves & white pepper (I've made them w/o the white pepper & I enjoy them both ways). It may sound strange, but the flavor reminded me of pumpkin pie. After the dough is made, just grab a small handful of it, roll it out on a floured surface then use a pizza cutter to cut into the size you like. Just know that depending on the thickness & size, they'll cook differently (bigger the size = longer the baking time). My husband loves these w/ his coffee so it's nice making them a little longer, like biscotti, for dunking. Rings would work well too, or even a figure '8' shape, like Kringla. The cookies are done when the very bottom edge of the cookie starts to turn a light brown.**A few notes about the cardamom: One way to tell if you'll enjoy it's flavor is if you enjoy Chai tea. Chai spice almost always has cardamom seeds in it (along with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, pepper & nutmeg). I usually had trouble finding ground cardamom in stores where I lived in the US. But we live in India now & cardamom is used in many local dishes, so if you have trouble finding ground cardamom, try your local Indian grocer & look for "Elaichi Powder".** Lastly, make sure to double the recipe if you've got a full house - these cookies won't last a full 24 hours once people get their hands on them.
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Delicious & addictive little spiced shortbread cookies! I followed other's advice & doubled...