Thursday, 5 September 2013
These cookies are fragrant, rich, delicate and dark.
These cookies are full of cocoa and spiced with lots of freshly ground cardamon.
These cookies are the perfect thing to stash in the freezer for those moments when only a cookie will do.
These cookies have got me drinking milk again, though they're also good with tea.
I can't find any more words today. These cookies are still worth sharing.
Chocolate Cardamon Cookies
(inspired by Signe Johansen's Scandilicious Baking, created with my shortbread recipe)
100g unsalted butter, from the fridge
50g caster sugar
1/2 tsp freshly ground cardamon (approx 10 pods)
90g plain flour
35g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
a big pinch of fine sea salt
Blend the butter, sugar and cardamon together in a food processor until you have a paste. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and pulse just until you have a dough. Tip the dough onto a big sheet of cling film then roll into a thick, short sausage of about 5cm diameter. Chill in the fridge for an hour until firm.
Preheat the oven to 170C/340F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to cut as many thin slices of the dough as you want to bake - they should be about 5mm thick. Place on the tray then bake for 7-8 minutes - the middle will have risen slightly. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. I bake them as I need them and keep the rest of the dough in the fridge (for a few days) or the freezer (for a few weeks). Eat on the day you bake them - they are at their best when just cooled.
(Makes 15-17 cookies)
Two more posts with cardamon:
Cardamon Orange Pound Cake
Cinnamon-Cardamon Kringel Bread
...and one with vanilla: Whole Vanilla Bean Biscuits