Day 4: Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies5:00 AM
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These cookies are something a little different. Subtly sweet, and seasoned with orange and cardamom. These cookies are a nice change from all the super sweet desserts that you know we're all eating this time of year. Cardamom has a unique spicy-sweet flavor and a little goes a long way. It's often used in Indian dishes and if you haven't tried it yet, you really should!
Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies
- 2 1/2 c. Flour
- 1 1/2 Tbsp grated orange zest
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c. salted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp whole milk
Sift together the flour, orange zest, cardamom, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Add egg yolk and milk.
Mix in the flour mixture in 3 batches just until a dough forms. Divide dough into quarters and form each piece into a 6-inch disk, wrap separately in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes, gathering, re-rolling and chilling scraps as necessary. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 10-13 minutes, or until edges just barely begin to brown. Allow to cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.