Cardamom-Orange Sugar Cookie


Submitted by Debbi K.

Great Cape Cookie Bake-Off @ Ring Bros. Marketplace

December 2018


2 ½ Cups Flour

1 ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups unsalted butter, room temp

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ teaspoon finely grated orange peel

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, room temp


Whisk flour, cardamom, and ½ tsp salt in medium bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add 1 cup plus 2 TBSP sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in finely grated orange peel and vanilla. Add egg; beat to blend. Add 1/3 of flour mixture; beat on low speed just to blend. Add remaining flour in 2 additions; beating on low speed just until blended. Refrigerate about 1 hour until firm enough to shape.

Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball. Flatten disks and wrap in plastic. Chill until firm enough to roll out, about 1 hour.

Position one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of the oven. Preheat to 350 degrees. Line 2 Large trays with baking sheets. Space one inch apart. Bake until golden brown, about 16 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through cooking.