Friday, February 17, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cardamom Cookies

So, if you've ever seen my spice collection, you'd know that there are few I don't own. However, cardamom has escaped my cabinets for awhile now. I have been seeing it pop up in more and more recipes, though, so I decided to get me some and try it out. It's definitely an interesting taste. I would say it's like ginger mixed with cloves. Very pungent! I gave these cookies a try and I think I'd decrease the cardamom in the sugar coating by half next time. Otherwise, success!

Dark Chocolate Cardamom Cookies (from Vanilla Bean Blog via Foodie Crush magazine, pg 61)

2c flour
3/4c cocoa
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
2t cardamom +1t (or 1/2t which I will be doing next time) for rolling
2 sticks butter, softened
1c sugar +1c for rolling
1c dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2t vanilla
bittersweet/ semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks

Preheat to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, cardamom, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix to combine. gradually add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.

In a small bowl, mix together 1c sugar and 1/2t cardamom. Scoop a ball of dough with a cookie scoop and roll the ball in the cardamom/sugar mixture until ball is coated. Place on baking sheet and smoosh a little with your hand. sprinkle more of the cardamom/sugar mixture on top if desired.

Bake about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet.


1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to try cardamom in more recipes too. I didn't know that it would go well with chocolate though. I always thought it could only be used in Indian sweets. Thanks for sharing this recipe