- 250 g all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 50 g caster sugar and extra for dusting
- 2 large eggs
- 115 g butter, cut into cubes
- 200 g granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- grated zest from 4 lemons
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- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, cardamom, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Set aside.
- Sift the caster sugar into a separate bowl.
- Beat the butter and the sugar in a mixer, using the hook attachment. Beat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture turns very white.
- Scrape down the mixing bowl with a spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time. Wait for each egg to become completely incorporated into the mixture before adding the next one. Add the vanilla and start to add the flour very slowly, in 2-3 batches. Mix gently.
- Dust a small baking pan with some of the extra caster sugar.
- Fill an ice cream scoop with dough and drop into the caster sugar. Gently roll into a ball with your hands.
- Transfer to baking sheet and continue the same process with the remaining dough. Make 17 balls. Place 9 cookies on each baking sheet, leaving enough space between them.
- Bake for 13 minutes, until they rise and cracks form on top. Be careful not to let them bake too long, just until lightly golden.
- Cool on a wire rack and serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.