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cardamom butter cookies tied in kitchen twine on top served on a small white plate with pine cones in shot

Cardamom Butter Cookies

These butter cookies are flavored with aromatic cardamom and nutmeg and have a crumbly, melt in your mouth texture that you will not be able to get enough of!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Servings 24 cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • course sugar or sprinkles for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, cardamom and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, salt, and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks with mixer on low. Increase speed to medium and mix until combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl, add vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Pour in the flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  • Roll the dough into a log. Wrap in parchment paper or plastic, then chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. I
  • Once the dough is chilled, use a sharp knife to cut dough into even sized slices.
  • Top cookies with coarse sugar or sprinkles if desired. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
Keyword christmas cookies, cookies, peanut butter cookies, shortbread cookies
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