Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have mentioned before that I need a good excuse before I decide to make something sweet. Today, I came up with 3 good excuses. 1) It was my son Devin’s first day of 10th grade, 2) I shopped at Penzey’s for the first time and bought some cardamom that I wanted to try out and 3) I’m babysitting my 13-month-old nephew Ryder tomorrow and he would love a cookie!

Here’s some of my loot from Penzey’s:

Cookie ingredients:

The cookies turned out chewy, yet thin and crispy and with an interesting background of spice. This recipe is a keeper!!

Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Backpack to Buggy

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons (heaping) cardamom powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine first 4 (dry) ingredients in a small bowl. In a large bowl beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips until just combined.
  • Drop into parchment lined cookie sheet by rounded teaspoonfuls. Bake 9-11 minutes until slightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.

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