Orange Cardamom Shortbread Wedges

Orange Cardamom Shortbread Wedges

Orange and cardamom flavors are complimentary in this Scandinavian shortbread cookie recipe.

20 min. prep time
32 wedges
656 Ratings



1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom*


1/2 cup orange marmalade, melted


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, sugar, orange zest and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and cardamom. Beat until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Press mixture evenly into 2 (9-inch) ungreased round baking pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Immediately cut each into 16 wedges. Cool in pans 1 hour.

Lightly brush shortbread with melted orange marmalade. Remove from pans.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Recipe Tip

Spread orange marmalade with a pastry brush to evenly distribute the orange rind.

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Nutrition Facts (1 shortbread wedge)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 0mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12657©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These were really lovely. I made them at Christmas time. Next time I might add a little bit more cardamom. Also, I sprinkled chopped pistachios on the tips--I thought the green would be a nice contrast to the golden orange and go well with the middle-eastern flavors in the cookies. Yum!
Brought in to a group picnic and the cookies were very well received. They are great even without a glaze. Very easy. I use fresh ground cardamon.
Easy to make and a "refreshing" cookie. Make sure the marmalade is melted to a thin consistancy, so it covers both pans of shortbread.
My kids even loved this! It turned out perfect.
I made these for a Christmas Party. It is more of an adult taste. The adults liked it the kids avoided it.
Before cooking pierce all over with a fork and when cutting use a pizza cutter for cleaner slices. This recipe is my mothers favorite and when I visit I always bring this for tea time.

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