Cardamom Tea Cookies

Recently, our good friend Tara had a birthday, and you know how much we LOVE birthdays. She also happens to be fan of all things “spice”, particularly cardamom. So for a gift, I thought I’d be clever and make her something with cardamom in it! The problem? Other than our cardamom iced tea I had no idea how else to use it. Turns out, you can “spice” up just about any old cookie recipe to taste exotic. Enter in – cardamom! Not to mention, these little puppies make your house smell ah-mazing.

*Disclaimer, this recipe isn’t instant. You need time to chill the dough. (Just thought I’d point this out. I find it so annoying when I start making something and find out I have to wait! #impatientmuch?)

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (feel free to add more if you’re really in to the flavor)
  •  2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt

Whisk the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add in the sugar until fully blended. Finally add in the egg yolk, cardamom, baking soda, and salt. Once combined, add in the flour. The whisking will get tough and eventually turn in to one big ball of dough. Chill the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

When ready to shape the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough in to small 1 inch balls and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Hot out of the oven, sprinkle the cookies with sugar. And remember – pinkies up!

 

Cardamom Tea Cookies

Happy Eating, XO.

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Pumpkin Cresent Moons

In case you were wondering, yes, the pumpkin craze is still going strong and we’re here to help fuel it a little bit more. Because I’ve already dropped enough dinero on Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and Dunkin’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee, I brought my addiction to my kitchen. (Plus, canned pumpkin was on sale. Don’t hate.)

I combined my pumpkin addiction to my crescent roll addiction and came up with the perfect fall combo.

  • 1 can of crescent rolls (Pillsbury is the best, but for penny pinching, a generic brand is just fine)
  • 1/2 can of pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Dash of pumpkin spice

Preheat the oven to 380 degrees (or to roll instructions). Mix together the pumpkin, sugar, and spice until well blended. Unroll the rolls, spread on the pumpkin mixture, then re-roll in to crescent shapes. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

They’re delicious hot or cold (I’ve actually been eating them for breakfast on my way out the door!). And they go great with my Pumpkin Spice Keurig cups. 🙂

Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

 

Happy Eating, XO.