Friday, November 08, 2013

Cardamom Cuties

To say that I like to try out new recipes would be correct. But to say that I try new recipes on a regular basis would be a little far fetched. But when I come across any recipe that sounds easy and delicious, I do try to find the time to make it at least once. This particular recipe was , believe it or not, in a murder mystery novel !! So recipes can come from all sorts of sources :-)


1 stick butter
1 ¼ C packed brown sugar
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flax meal and 3 Tbsp water)
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 ¾ packed unbleached all purpose flour
¼ C shredded coconut
¼ C white or semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Cream the softened butter with the brown sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add the flax egg and mix until combined.
3. Mix the flour, salt , cardamom powder and baking soda thoroughly well until no lumps remain.
4. Add the flour to the butter mixture in parts, until all flour is incorporated.
5. Add the coconut and the chocolate chips of choice until well mixed.
6. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 3 -4 hours. Overnight is fine too.
7. When you are ready to bake, take out the dough from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350.
8. Form the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in extra brown sugar and place them on cookie sheets, about 12 balls to a sheet. Flatten them slightly.
9. Bake for about 12 minutes.
10. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
11. If you use parchment paper to line your cookie sheets, you can just pull the paper onto the wire racks to cool.

1. These cardamom cuties were really delicious. There were quite crispy initially, but later became chewy.
2. You could add nuts if you wanted to.
3. The original recipe said this recipe would make about 6 dozen cookies. I halved the recipe, but I still got around 4 dozen cookies. Probably they were slightly smaller , but made the perfect serving size !
4. If you want to know where I got the recipe from  -  Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke.Go read it ! The book is good and there are other yummy recipes in it too !

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