The Freshman Cook: Cardamom Orange Sugar Cookies, a Cookie Swap Party and a $50 Target Giveaway!

 Today I have the pleasure of joining in a Cookie Swap Party! Being a devout cookie lover, I decided to try something a little different this time, and I made a Cardamom-Orange Sugar Cookie.  The flavor of cardamom is one of my favorites (although I seldom use it), and when I saw this recipe from Dede Wilson of, I had to try it. I hope you enjoy it too!

 Cardamom Orange Sugar Cookies

2 1/2 cups Flour

1 1/4 teaspoons Ground Cardamom

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 cups Butter, room temperature

1 cup + 2 tablespoons Sugar

1 1/2  teaspoons finely grated Orange Peel

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

1 large Egg

1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips, melted

holiday sprinkles

 Whisk your flour, cardamom, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat your butter and sugar until light and creamy. 

Beat in finely grated orange peel and vanilla.

Add your egg and beat to blend.

Add your flour to the wet ingredients in 3 increments.

Beat on low after each addition, just until blended.

Divide your dough in half. 

Wrap each half in parchment or plastic wrap.

Chill about 45 minutes. Dough can be chilled for

up to 24 hours if you want to make ahead.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Use a cookie scoop, or you can form with your hands,

and place dough on the baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool.

Swirl your melted chocolate on top of your cooled cookies.

Sprinkle with holiday colors!

A note about Cardamom~It is an expensive spice. It can be used

in lots of different recipes, not just sweets. It has a unique flavor,

which I love, and I am sure you will too.

Let’s meet the hostesses of this fun link party:
Ang from Juggling Act Mama is bringing Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Teri from The Freshman Cook is bringing Cardamom Orange Sugar Cookies Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes is bringing Italian Anise Cookies Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama is bringing Biscoff Snickerdoodles Paula from Call me PMc is bringing White Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Marilyn from 4 You With Love is bringing Chocolate Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats Please be sure to hop around and visit all the ladies and check out their tasty cookies! Join the Holiday Cookie Link Party!

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