Spicy Cardamom Crisps
1 hr
02 hrs 45 min


1 1/3 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cardamom

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sliced almonds

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, corn syrup, water and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients except almonds; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into 1/2-inch thick squares. Wrap each square in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough, one-third at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 12x10-inch rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares using pastry cutter or sharp knife; cut squares diagonally in half to form triangles.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press almonds into center of each cookie. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned and cookies are set.


2Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 21, 2016

I made these cookies to the recipe except I substituted 3 Tabelspoons maple syrup for the corn syrup and water. They turned out perfect and were so delicious! Great Recipe! :)

— says Lynn
  December 11, 2013

I've been making these cookies since 1998, when I first saw the recipe in a Land O Lakes cookbook. Everyone LOVES this cookie. The cookies are tender with a nice crunch, not too sweet, with a heavenly aroma. If I were only making one cookie at Christmas, this would be the one!

— says Peg
  November 05, 2012

Love cardamom and used to grow this in Hawaii. Makes an unusual cookie offering during the holidays. When served with cardamom./cinnamon coffee, it becomes a special treat.

— says James
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