Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

50th Blog Post! Cardomom Cookies

Greetings blog readers! It's my 50th blog post. yay! I'm so glad that after a year I've been able to share some of my baking adventures with you. Thanks for reading :)

Today I went to the mailbox in the middle of the hundredth winter storm of the year (it feels like it anyway) and I found a package from my fellow food-blogger and college buddy Wilcox! Inside was a nifty little tool that I have often wished for, a sifter! She is so thoughtful and wonderful! She also sent me heart shaped marshmallows that I can't stop eating. Check out her blog at www.morecheesemorechocolate.com.

Clearly I had to use my new tool right away! SO I decided to try out a recipe I've been eyeing for a while. Cardamom cookies.

1 cup butter, softened
¾ cups confectioner’s sugar, plus more for dusting
1 tsp almond extract
1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp ground cardamom
pinch salt

Start off my mixing together the butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients.

Slowly add your dry ingredients to the butter mixture.

Form the dough into 1 inch balls.

Bake at 350 for about 13 minutes….
Let the cookies cool for a bit on a wire rack. The dust them with some powdered sugar.

Look at the lovely, even, snow-like powdered sugar dust. Sweet relief. This is so much prettier than my usual clumps. Thanks Wilcox!!!


  1. I love cookies and I've been exploring more about cookies. the cookie you've made is new to me and unique. Can't wait to make some of them.buy desserts online

  2. Yay! I realize that it's not a traditional sifter, but I thought it was a good multipurpose utensil that will hopefully come in handy for other things, too. The cookies look great!

  3. You guys are so cute/scarily domestic :)Miss you both.