Tiny Cardamom Orange Cookies

Tiny Cardamom Orange Cookies Recipe

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

Hints of cardamom, orange, sesame, and pistachio provide a final Eastern Mediterranean flourish to the picnic. They're so small, you can eat them by the handful.

Picnic tip: Pack cookies in an airtight, crushproof container.

Makes about 80 cookies (serving size: 5 cookies)


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1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds or chopped salted roasted pistachios (optional)


Total: 1 Hours

1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend sugar and orange zest, then blend in cardamom. Add butter and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.

2. Beat egg and vanilla into sugar-butter mixture. On low speed, mix in flour.

3. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter onto sheets using a level teaspoon measure. Top each cookie with a pinch of sesame seeds or nuts if you like. Bake until crisp and brown at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Created date

July 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 113
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Protein 1.4 g
Fat 6.5 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 46 mg
Cholesterol 29 mg