Meyer lemon and cardamom cookies/biscuits- recipe

This is one of those cookies that you taste and seek the recipe for – immediately!

I love cardamom and I love lemon- so when I saw this recipe I went for it.

Meyer lemon and Cardamom tea biscuits.

 

ingredients

  • 9 ouncesĀ  all purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups), sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Zest of 4 Meyer lemons
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • Method
  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  • Place flour, cardamom,baking powder,lemon zest and salt into bowl
  • and mix together with whip, then set aside.
  • Cream butter and granulated sugar together until creamy and very smooth.
  • This is a very important step- don’t stint on it- use a mixer if necessary but
  • the light texture of the cookies is dependent on this step!
  • Scrape down the bowl and add eggs, one at a time , beating well after each one, then add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Scoop the cookies out into small balls and roll in powdered sugar and place on cooking sheet lined with parchment paper – about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden but not quite brown.
Cool on rack and store in air fast container.

5 thoughts on “Meyer lemon and cardamom cookies/biscuits- recipe

    • I really like them, Celia. I’m quite serious about good tea cookies- no chocolate chip substitutes- they have to complement the tea – and these do exactly that!

  1. Hello,

    These biscuits look so delicious. I love lemon recipes and I bet the cardamom compliments it perfectly. You might like my lavender and lemon shortbread recipe I just posted. I have also reblogged a devonshire scone recipe for international scone week. I have included links for yours, Celia’s and Joanna’s blog. Take care. Emma.

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