Cardamom Spiced Cookies

Golden in color and laced with the taste of cardamom, these soft spice cookies would make a perfect holiday gift from your kitchen.


3/4 cup shortening

1 cup packed brown sugar


1 egg

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cardamom, separated (cardamom can be expensive, so look for it in the bulk spice department of your grocery store)

1/4 cup sugar

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together shortening and brown sugar. Add honey and egg. Continue beating until well combined.
Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom. Add to shortening mixture and beat until combined.
In a small bowl combine sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cardamom. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar mixture. Bake 8 minutes or until cookies are golden and tops are slightly cracked. Cool on a wire rack.
Yields: approx. 48 cookies