Sesame Cardamom Chews

Sesame Cardamom Chews

A sweet cardamom glaze is drizzled over these chewy and nutty cookies.

30 min. prep time
60 cookies
252 Ratings



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds


2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, cardamom and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Place sesame seeds into bowl.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sesame seeds. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Frost cooled cookies; let stand until set.

Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered container.

Recipe Tip

Sesame seeds are available in some stores in the Asian or spice section. To toast sesame seeds, spread onto large baking sheet. Bake at 350°F., stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch closely as seeds can burn quickly. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14269©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are fabulous and very addictive! I added a little more cardamom in both the cookie and frosting only because I wanted a little stronger taste. Easy to make.

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