Cardamom (also spelled cardamon) is a spice. Check the spice aisle in your local grocery store if you don’t have this in your spice collection.
Grandma handwrote copies of her favorite recipes for me. On the recipe card for these cookies, she wrote the name as “Swedish Hugs – Cardamom Cookies”. She never called them ‘Swedish Hugs’ so that made me giggle when I found the recipe card!
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
Cream the sugar and butter.
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream this together.
2 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ tsp. cardamom powder
Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture.
Add ¼ cup finely chopped pecans.
Roll dough into small balls and place on the cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Gently press a fork into the ball to flatten. I sprinkled colored sugar on the cookies for ‘decoration’
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.. Grandma wrote: don’t over bake.
Swedish Hugs! Enjoy these amazing bite-sized, spicy cookies!