Cardamom Orange Teacake Cookies
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Serves: 24
  • 3 oz. sugar
  • 4 oz. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 t orange zest
  • 1 t cardamom
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 6 oz. flour
  • Extra sugar and cardamom for rolling.
  1. Cream the butter and the sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla and flavorings, and beat to combine. Add the salt, baking powder and flour, mix until just combined. Chill the dough for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix cardamom and granulated sugar in a 1:3 ratio (1 part cardamom to 3 parts sugar). Form dough into balls the size of large olives, and roll each ball in the sugar spice mixture.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cookies are very lightly browned. Enjoy with a cup of tea.
(Note: my egg weighed approximately 1.5 oz. So the basic ratio of these is 1 part egg :2 parts sugar: 2⅔ parts butter: 4 parts flour)
Recipe by The Domestic Front at