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Cardamom Tea Cookies

Cardamom Tea Cookies

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  • Yield: About 44 cookies
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Cool 1 mins
  • Bake 10 mins per batch
  • Stand 30 mins

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These crispy little cookies have just 1 gram of fat per serving. Enjoy them when you want a little something sweet.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Allow butter and egg yolk to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 2/3 cup sugar; beat about 5 minutes or until well-combined and very fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add egg yolk, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can; stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until edges are just set and bottoms are very lightly browned. Let cookies cool on sheets for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely. Gently dip cookies in 1/2 cup extra-fine sugar, turning to coat all sides. Makes about 44 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Cardamom Tea Cookies)

Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, sat. fat (g) 2, Niacin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 8, iron (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 146, pro. (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 76, Potassium (mg) 7, sugar (g) 4, sodium (mg) 52, Folate (µg) 12

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