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Tiny Cardamom Orange Cookies

Makes about 80 cookies (serving size: 5 cookies)

Total Time
1 hr

Hints of cardamom, orange, sesame, and pistachio provide a final Eastern Mediterranean flourish to the picnic. They're so small, you can eat them by the handful.

Picnic tip: Pack cookies in an airtight, crushproof container.

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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

 1/2 cup sugar
 1 teaspoon orange zest
 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
 1/2 cup butter, softened
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 cup flour
 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds or chopped salted roasted pistachios (optional)
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend sugar and orange zest, then blend in cardamom. Add butter and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Beat egg and vanilla into sugar-butter mixture. On low speed, mix in flour.

Step 3

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter onto sheets using a level teaspoon measure. Top each cookie with a pinch of sesame seeds or nuts if you like. Bake until crisp and brown at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 113Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.5g10%

Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 46mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Protein 1.4g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.