How to make it

  • Cream together the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and lemon juice, and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Combine the flour, cashews, cardamom, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture to the brown sugar-butter mixture, mixing ingredients together thoroughly (dough will be quite dry, but will roll into balls easily).
  • Using about 2 teaspoons of dough, roll into little balls and place on ungreased baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 11 to 14 minutes, until cookies are just beginning to brown slightly on the bottoms – do not overbake.
  • Remove cookies from oven and immediately roll them in powdered sugar.
  • Cool cookies on waxed paper or wire rack before storing them in a tightly covered container.
  • NOTE: You can grind the nuts in a food processor, if you prefer, but add ½ cup of the flour (from the 2 cups used in the recipe) to the nuts before processing – this keeps the nuts from getting too oily when ground. I’ve always just used my nut grinder, and that works fine, too.
  • ADDITIONAL NOTE: I made these again today, and I actually prefer to flatten each ball with my finger tips. The cookies come out crispy, and can be coated with powdered sugar or left plain. Try them both ways to see which way you prefer.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful ,saved and printed. Fantastic step by steps too.
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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  • luisascatering 12 years ago
    you should enter these in the monthly contest group for the december cookie category!
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    " It was excellent "
    vin ate it and said...
    Nice Recipe. I love to use Cardamom and am always looking for recipes that call for it so I can see what others combine with it. I first experienced it in the Indian Dessert cuisine.. I try to use it with other standard spices in dishes like Pumpkin, Apples, etc.
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  • erynwales 13 years ago
    I have just recently been turned on to the wonderful flavor of cardamom. I'll try these!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    You can't hardly not eat 'em all up once they are baked. Just ask my little family ...I love cardamon! thank you!
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  • inmaculada 13 years ago
    Hola Krum, I DO LOVE cardamom. I´m really happy you posted this recipe. Have some good cookie recipes waiting for Christmas and this is one of the first I´ll bake for sure. Thanks... muchas gracias.
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  • rosemaryblue 13 years ago
    These sound so delicious, especially with those cashews! and brown sugar...loving little spicy cookies now with a big cuppa hot steamin' coffee!! :)
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  • shirleyoma 13 years ago
    I love cardamon and cashews.. gotta make these!
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  • zena824 13 years ago
    Krum you make the cookies and Im gonna bring the coffee to brew.... these sound wonderful....I told someone.. Im in the baking mood..
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  • organicmama 13 years ago
    My dad was just telling me the other day that cardamom is so good. I know he will love this one. Thanks.
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  • mrspotatohead 13 years ago
    Love cardamom - I'll try these with almonds (cashew allergy - but this recipe sounds too good to let that get in my way)
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  • trackwidow 13 years ago
    These sound yummy. Now if I can just get myself to get past the price of cardamom to make these.
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