These delicate little cookies crumble easily over fruit as part of our Deconstructed Pie recipe, but they're nice on their own, too. You'll need leaf-shaped cookie cutters (we used a 3-in. size).This recipe goes with: Deconstructed Pie

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

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25 mins
Makes about 16 (serving size: 1 cookie)


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  • Preheat oven to 350°. With 3-in. leaf-shaped cookie ­cutters, cut out as many cookies as you can (reroll scraps to make more cookies), setting them on a ­parchment-lined baking sheet as you go. Prick cookies all over with a fork (this will keep them from puffing up as they bake).

  • With fork, mix egg with 1 tbsp. water to make an egg wash. Brush cookies with egg wash, then stir cardamom and sugar together and sprinkle it onto cookies.

  • Bake cookies, rotating pan position halfway through, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle warm cookies with more cardamom sugar and let cool completely on baking sheets.

Chef's Notes

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, airtight at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; calories from fat 42%; protein 1.1g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 49mg; cholesterol 12mg.