Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes about 80 cookies (serving size: 5 cookies)

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 4

Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Tasty little cookie

July 26, 2015
I used toasted sesame seeds and these cookies are very tasty. I can't wait to share these with my friends