Weekend Baking. Lemon Crackle Cookies With Cardamom.

Kiersten Marek:

These look delish.

Originally posted on The Paddington Foodie:

I’ve always loved the combination of lemon and cardamom,  a common and very popular flavour pairing in Scandinavian baking. Warm, aromatic and gingery cardamom has a natural, almost effortless affinity with tangy citrus. Legend has it that the spice was first introduced to the Nordic countries over a thousand years by The Vikings during their raids on Constantinople.

This weekend, courtesy of  the fruit of my lone but flourishing lemon tree,  I decided to bake Lemon Crackle Cookies. A delicious citrus variation of  one of the most popularly requested (and previously posted) biscuits in our house Rich and Fudgy. Chocolate Crackle Cookies.  For this version I amped up the lemon flavour with the welcome addition of cardamom. Crisp on the outside yet soft and cake-y on the inside with an intense citrus hit these  definitely gave their chocolate counterparts a run for their money. This recipe is a keeper that…

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