Three Cs Cookies

Three flavors--coconut, cashew, and cardamom--are the foundation for these chewy-crisp cookies.
Makes about 5 1/2 dozen


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About 1 cup (1/2 lb.) unsalted butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sweetened flaked dried coconut
1 cup salted roasted cashews, very coarsely chopped


1. In a bowl with a mixer, beat 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended.

2. In another bowl, mix flour, 1 teaspoon cardamom, and baking soda.

3. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture; stir to mix, then beat until blended.

4. Stir in coconut and cashews. Cover and chill dough until firm enough to shape, at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

5. In a small dish, mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cardamom.

6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, rolling each in cardamom sugar to coat. Set balls at least 3 inches apart on buttered baking sheets.

7. Bake in a 350° oven until golden brown, 9 to 12 minutes (7 to 10 minutes in a convection oven).

8. Cool on pans about 1 minute, then with a wide spatula, transfer to racks. Serve or store airtight up to 3 days; freeze to store longer. Nutritional analysis per cookie.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 81
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 9.4 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 41 mg
Cholesterol 14 mg