Cardamom Balls

48
Servings
15m
Prep Time
12m
Cook Time
27m
Ready In


"We make these all the time and they freeze great. Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook The dough needs to be chilled to work easily into balls (not included in prep time)"

Original recipe yields 48 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (13 g)
  • Calories 50
  • Total Fat - 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 14.6 mg
  • Sodium - 47.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 17.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar until light and then add the egg, beating it until dough is thick.

Step 2

Stir in cream.

Step 3

In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients together (flour - salt) and stir into butter mixture with the cardamom. Stir until a stiff dough form. Chill dough for at least one hour.

Step 4

Shape dough into small balls ( 1 inch in diameter) and arrange on baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Step 6

If you want you can brush balls with a beaten egg.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related

ForeverMama

If you like cardamom, these cookies are for you! They have the perfect sweetness and flavor especially to enjoy with tea or coffee and I can’t wait to have them tomorrow morning with my coffee. These are part of my Christmas cookie tray and I’m so glad I tagged them via FYC and Billboard tag games. Thank you, Ellie, for sharing.

review by:
(24 Dec 2020)

KATO BABY

Delicious cookies Ellie. I really enjoyed these tasty treats. They were quick and easy to make with ingredients always found in the pantry. They were tender yet crisp on the outside, with a perfect spice ratio. Thank you so much for sharing. Made for Best of 2014 Tag Game.

review by:
(29 Jan 2015)

Mikekey

Rich, buttery flavor with the added bonus of cardamom. I skipped the egg wash. Great with our evening tea.

review by:
(10 Jan 2015)

JostLori

Excellent! My SIL has this same book, and I think she's made these before! So glad I now have it for my own use! These cookies are light and oh-so-tasty, especially if you love cardamom like I do! DH says you could put some nice buttercream in between two and make cookie sandwiches. Hmmm, gonna have to try that sometime! Thanks for posting!

review by:
(11 Oct 2014)