Recipe: Spicy Cardamom Crisps

It’s time for another recipe! First, the recipe. Then, me blathering onward about my occasionally questionable culinary capabilities and the memories this particular treat holds for me.

  • The Ingredients
    • 1 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup softened butter
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
    • 1 tablespoon water (H2O in Granny Comic’s handwriting)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 cups flour (all purpose)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons cardamom
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • sliced almonds for topping
  • The Way of Preparing
    1. Oven to 375°, Yield is 7 1/2 dozen
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, corn syrup, water, & vanilla. Mix well.
    3. Add flour, soda, cardamom & cinnamon; mix well.
    4. Divide dough into thirds; roll into half inch thick square and wrap each square in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-2 hours.
    5. Roll out chilled dough on lightly floured surface into a 12 by 10 inch rectangle. Using a pastry cutter (pizza cutter, I promise it’s fine), cut into 2 inch squares.
    6. Cut each square across diagonally.
    7. Lay out cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 1″ apart. Press three sliced almonds into center of each cookie.
    8. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until light brown.
    9. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack.
  • Notes
    • This can also be made as lemon crisps, substituting the cardamom for a tablespoon of lemon zest and adding 1 teaspoon of lemon extract.
    • The longer you chill the dough, the better. I’ve let it go for three hours and overnight before.
    • Apple pie seasoning instead of cardamom, and a piece of dried apple instead of almonds make these great apple crisps.


Granny Comic made these once for me and I swear that I ate half a dozen of them before I had even realized it! The handwriting is from her book of confections that I inherited because I was cleaning her house for her with a cousin.

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Spicy Cardamom Crisps

  1. Cool recipe! Thank you. (I’m assuming in Step 7 you meant to type “almonds”. The word seems to be missing.)


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