Orange Cardamom Blossom Cookies

January 24, 2020
orange cardamom cookies

I found the inspiration for these cookies when I was flipping through a magazine filled with Christmas cookie recipes. I adapted the recipe to suit my tastes, and you can whip them up any time of the year. These have a very delicate, crumbly texture that makes them one of my favourite cookies. Like I have stated many times before, I do try to make cookies for my kids that aren’t full of sugar, and this recipe for Orange Cardamom Blossom Cookies meets that goal.

Cookie Dough:

orange cardamom blossom cookiesThis dough is a little different then other ones you may have come across. Before baking, you will be piping the batter into any shape you would like. During Christmas, I use an open star tip and pipe the dough into the shape of a wreath. For the rest of the time, I use any large open tip and pipe them into swirl shapes. I have even piped large flower-shaped cookies. The important part is to make sure that you are making the cookies thick enough or they bake into little blobs. Before you bake the cookies, you will need to freeze the piped cookies, or they will melt and lose their shape.


I love the taste of Cardamom and Orange, which is why they are part of this recipe. I have tried both pre-ground cardamom as well as crushed green cardamom pods, and I have to say that I prefer the fresh stuff. The preground cardamom doesn’t seem to have the flavour that the fresh stuff has. I get my pods from Silk Road Spice Merchant and am not disappointed. If you aren’t a massive fan of these flavours yourself, you can easily substitute them for flavours you do like. Some of my favourite combinations are lemon and lavender, cinnamon and nutmeg, or just plain, maybe drizzled with melted white or milk chocolate.

No matter what you choose to flavour your cookies with, I hope you enjoy my recipe for Orange Cardamom Blossom Cookies. I usually have to hide them because if my little guy sees them, he instantly wants them. Good luck and Happy baking.

Other recipes you may enjoy:

Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Spiced Sugar Cookies

orange cardamom blossom cookies

Orange Cardamom Blossom Cookies

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By Teresa Serves: 4 dozen cookies (approx.)
Prep Time: 15 min. + 30 min. cooling time Cooking Time: 10-12 min


  • 1 1/3 cups (225g) flour
  • 2/3 cup (75g) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (220g) butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (155g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 cup (105g) almond flour
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 tbsp orange juice (juice of half an orange)
  • 1 tsp freshly ground cardamom



In a small bowl mix in flour, cornstarch, salt, and cardamom, set aside.


In a medium bowl beat butter, sugar, honey, and almond extract until light and creamy.


Add in heavy cream, almond flour, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix until everything comes together.


Gradually add in the flour mixture until completely combined.


Prep a pastry bag with your open star tip and load in the cookie dough.


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.


Pipe cookies, about two inches wide. Once you have filled a pan place it into the freezer for 45 min. And repeat the process until the dough is used up.


Heat oven to 350℉


Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. The edges should be just starting to brown.


If your dough is too stiff try to warm it with your hands and it should pipe better. Another hint I have is to heat the butter in the microwave for 10 sec before using it. I also warm the honey too. The dough pipes much better when it is room temperature.



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