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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
7 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.5g 4% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 16.8mg 6% DV; sodium 51.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2006
These are very good cookies great soft texture. I definitely would add more cardamom next time and maybe even more lemon zest. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2006
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2012
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
I really enjoyed making these cookies. They are very easy to make and well worth the effort they malt in your maout. thank Jen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2017
Used as a template for 5 Spice cookies. Worked perfect! Instead of almond and cardamom, substitute 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice. I omitted the lemon zest as well. Coat dough balls with turbinado sugar and bake. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2006
These are very good cookies great soft texture. I definitely would add more cardamom next time and maybe even more lemon zest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2018
Yummy and fluffy. Very mild. When I make them again I will do as others suggested and bump up the cardamom and lemon. Read More
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