Orange Poppy Cardamom Cookies


I didn’t even know I had cardamom in my cabinet.


8 oz butter at room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

1 egg yolk

grated zest of 2 oranges

2 cups flour

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cardamom

½ tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp poppy seeds


Beat the butter in the bowl of a stand or electric mixer until it lightens, about 2 minutes.

Add the sugar and mix well.  Add the egg yolk and orange zest.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Combine the flour, salt, cardamom, ground ginger, and poppy seeds in a separate bowl and then fold into butter butter mixture, mixing just enough to combine the dough.

Dough is crumbly so use your hands to form into 2 logs-about 1 1/2-2″ in diameter.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for  at least 30 minutes.  You can leave them in there for a few days if you want to plan ahead. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a sharp knife, slice the logs into slightly smaller than 1/2″ thick rounds and place one inch apart on a nonstick or parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake approximately 12 to 15 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.

I worked with this recipe.

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