Cardamom Cookies

Aside from losing my driver’s license and not realizing it until I was three people from the TSA agent at the airport, having delays on each plane and shuttle I endeavored to board, missing my train to stay with the friend who would have me in Ipswich meaning instead of seeing her I paid over 100 dollars for a skeezy room by the airport, at the front desk of which I started bawling when the guy asked for my driver’s license… travel to Boston went well.

The godsend was reuniting with my friend Susan briefly outside the MSP terminal. I hadn’t seen Susan since she gallavanted off to India, where she tuned into to recipes like the cookies she so sweetly gifted me before I began all the shenanigans at security. Susan, your cookies were my comfort and consolation all day– thank you. They were delicious.

Cardamom Cookies
c/o the lovely Susan Marshall


1 cup unsalted Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
4 Eggs
2 cups Fine Wheat Flour (Maida)
1 tsp Salt

How to make cardamom cookies:
In a bowl, beat the butter, sugar and cardomom powder fro 3 minutes.
Then with the beater going add the eggs one at a time.
When the mixture gets light take it out in a bowl and add the flour and salt with a light hand.
When a soft dough gets prepared with the help of a spoon drop them on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Place them 1/2″ apart.
Bake these cookies in a preheated oven at 325 F for 10 – 11 minutes or till the cookies have a golden color.
Repeat the baking procedure for the remaining dough.

7 thoughts on “Cardamom Cookies

    1. Another Planes, Trains, and Automobiles experience this morning… including running through the wind and snow for 10 minutes because my shuttle was stuck in a hour’s long traffic jam and I didn’t want to miss the opening session — Worth every slushy, windwhipped step and looking a mess upon arrival…

  1. As they say en espanol, fuerza!!! My darling, I am so sorry to hear about your trials yesterday, and I wish you much joy and excitement during the remainder of your trip. Embracing you yesterday, and reading your above words now lift my spirits during a somewhat challenging week. YOU are an angel! 🙂 XOXO

  2. So it’s not just police officers who are (sometimes) swayed by tears – good to know! 🙂 Also, I hadn’t noticed until just now that you got your wonderful new Indian book into the photo – nice promotions work! I hope to God that your travels get smoother from here on out.

    1. Susan, thank you again! This has been a crazy and hiccupping journey to Boston, but because of the misfires, the flexibility it required taught me more than I was expecting to learn from this trip!

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