Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Cardamom Snaps

These spicy little treats are a fun twist on the traditional ginger snaps; they would be perfect with some chai tea.

Fine, they would be perfect with anything or with nothing to drink.

This is a recipe pulled from Better Homes & Gardens - that magazine knows what they're doing with the baking and recipe temptations.

Cardamom Snaps

  • 3/4  cup  shortening

  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar

  • 1  tsp.  baking soda

  • 2  tsp.  ground cardamom

  • 1  tsp.  ground cinnamon

  • 1/4  cup  mild-flavored molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 2-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour

  • 1/4  cup  granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place shortening in your mixer and mix on medium-high for about a minute.  Add the brown sugar, baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp. of the cardamom, and cinnamon.  Mix well.

Beat in the molasses and the egg, then add the flour, scraping sides as you go.

Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar/cardamom mixture.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until cookies are firm around edges and have cracked on the top.


Julie said...

Oh goodness - these look YUMMY!!! My kids are going to love these. We're baking this weekend so this is going on my baking list right now. Thanks!

Marly said...

Saw your post on the cookie week page and had to come say hi...glad to meet another BlogHer publisher too! Looks like a yummy recipe. Love your site!

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