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Walnut Cardamom Crescents

Subtle flavours of walnut and cardamom, with just a hint of citrus.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 40 cookies


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups + 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (toasted)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and icing sugar together until smooth.
  • Stir in the almond extract and orange zest.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cardamom and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to your butter mixture, stirring until just combined.
  • Stir in the chopped walnuts.
  • Shape roughly tablespoon sized scoops of dough into crescent shapes.
  • Bake on a parchment lined tray for 10-12 minutes, until the bottom edges are slightly golden brown.
  • While the cookies are still warm from the oven, roll them in a bowl of icing sugar to coat them.
  • Transfer the sugar coated cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.