Almond-Orange-Cardamom Cookies

These nutty cookies are packed with heart-healthy almonds and delicately flavoured with orange and cardamom.

Recipe courtesy Almond Board of California

 

Almond-Orange-Cardamom Cookies
Almond-Orange-Cardamom Cookies
Servings
28servings
Servings
28servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Spread almonds onto an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350ºF oven and bake about 7 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning.
  2. Place slivered almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground. Set aside. Stir together flour, cardamom and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place the butter in a medium bowl and beat at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in the egg yolk, orange zest and almond extract. Add flour mixture and ground almonds and beat at low speed just until blended. Cover and chill.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Press a whole natural almond in the centre of each ball. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the underside is lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 80 calories, 15 mg cholesterol, 6 g total fat, <1 g fibre, 2.5 g saturated fat, 16 mg calcium, 2.5 g monounsaturated fat, 15 mg magnesium, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 45 mg potassium, 6 g carbohydrate, 20 mg sodium, 2 g protein, 1.4 mg* vitamin E
*Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents