Formed Cookies Cardamom Balls

Posted by: mamaSue 11-08-99 5:02 AM

Cardamom Balls

1/2 c. Crisco shortening
1/2 c. white sugar
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 c. sifted, all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
6 cardamon seeds (hulled and ground)*
confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F. and grease cookie sheet.

Cream shortening and sugar. Add honey, vanilla and egg. Beat well.

Combine together flour, salt, soda and spices. Add to shortening mixture, blending well.

Form into small balls.

Bake on greased sheet at 375 F. in preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Avoid overbrowning or cookies will be hard.

Cool on rack. Toss in confectioner's sugar to coat.

Note: Can substitute 1/6 teaspoon of ground cardamon but flavor is more intense with fresh ground

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