Cardamom Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- Coarse sugar and/or edible glitter
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cardamom, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Roll each disk directly on parchment to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter, leaving at least 2 in. between cookies. Remove trimmings; repeat with remaining dough, refrigerating dough as needed.
- Place parchment with cookies on baking sheets. Bake at 325° until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk. Pipe over cookies and sprinkle with coarse sugar and/or glitter. Let dry completely.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 88 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Jan 7, 2020
The dough is really hard to work with. On my first attempt, I rolled the dough out on the parchment paper (as instructions indicated) however after you cut the cookies you canand#039;t remove the excess dough or arrange the cookies on the sheet because the dough sticks to the surface. I had to freeze the dough after rolling and cutting the shapes to get it off. Mind you I was just using a circle cutter, I canand#039;t even imagine trying to do with any detailed cookie cutter like a snowflake. I would HIGHLY recommend adding flour to the parchment surface before rolling out or it will be difficult to manage the dough.