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Cardamom gives these cookies a citrusy fragrance and flavor.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006
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Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.

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  • alysonwonderlan
    3 JAN, 2009
    I think the problem is that they say to cool them on wire racks on the baking sheet because they are really delicate when hot...but if they're on the baking sheet they will continue to cook and the bottoms willg et overdone. I just made them and lifted the whole piece of parchment paper off the pan and onto the wire rack (carefully, of course) and mine were not overdone on the bottom. The tips of the snowflakes did get a little more golden brown, though.
  • Laurablanco
    2 JAN, 2009
    cinamon, lemon zest, orange zest, clove, cocoa, coconout, just vanilla, use your imagination!
  • Danababe
    2 JAN, 2009
    Does anyone have a suggestion for another spice other than cardamon?
  • joao_dasilva
    1 JAN, 2009
    I think the center takes longer to bake than the thinner points of the edge and that's why it looks over done. Anyone know a trick to get even results with non-uniform shapes?
  • patcash
    31 DEC, 2008
    katydid1, for all kinds of cookie cutters go to: Someone on this site gave that information yesterday and I went to that site and it is great. They have everything.
  • katydid1
    31 DEC, 2008
    Where can I get snowflake cookie cutters?
  • thehotzip
    31 DEC, 2008
    I'm a little bit surprised they'd use these over-done cookies for the photo. But, I'm sure they are delicious all the same!
  • sandiblast
    30 DEC, 2008
    I agree. Shortbread cookies always have a nice light colour, those do look burnt
  • KathyHaven
    30 DEC, 2008
    Sanding sugar is a fine sugar which comes in different colors (and also white) which adds a subtle sparkle to your baked goods. Sparkling sugar is a larger crystal which adds more sparkle and crunch to your baked goods. I agree that the shortbread look over-baked. Most recipes call for pale golden bottoms when done. I love shortbread cookies!
  • dadsteacup
    30 DEC, 2008
    yummy cookies but in the picture.... ( far be it from me to judge , as i burn cookies all the time) aren't they a bit "overdone"???? I thought there was chocolate on the bottom :)

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