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Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies are perfect for any time of the year! These tender shortbread cookies with a hint of cardamom are so delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Persian
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Whole Milk


  • In a large bowl, mix flour, corn starch, powdered sugar, cardamom and salt. 
  • Add in butter and mix using a electric hand mixer until fully combined. 
  • Add in milk and mix until it forms into a dough. Use your hand to knead the dough if needed. Knead the dough until it's smooth and form it into a ball. 
  • Form the dough into a log about two inches in a diameter and wrap in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Take the cookie dough log out of the fridge, place it on a cutting board and cut slices of cookie dough about ¼ inch thick.
  • Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12 minutes until they'r slightly golden on the edges and at the bottom. 
  • Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes then transfer to the cooling rack. 


  • You can find ground cardamom at Middle Eastern, Arabic, Iranian or Indian ethnic stores. It's light green.


Calories: 80kcal