Everyone LOVED these, even my husband that typically doesn't even like cookies. I will never look for a white shortbread type cookie again. This is it! I toped it with melted semisweet chocolate with a dash of butter.
Of the five different types of cookies I made last winter, these were by far the favorites. I put extra cardamom in mine. Kids and adults gobbled them up and asked for more.
My life-long search for the perfect cut-out cookie is over! Totally agree that this dough is a breeze to work with, and makes baking with kids especially fun. The dough held up beautifully with even the most intricate cut-outs. Best of all is the flavor! The cardamom and honey are such a winning combination that I plan to use my other holiday cut-outs to make these for Valentine's Day and Easter.
The cardamom-honey combination makes for a delicious, lightly spiced cookie. The dough handles very easily without sticking to the rolling pin -- a joy to work with! I ended up with only 5 dozen, not the 6 and 1/2 dozen stated in the recipe even though I used 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters.
Amazing-- a cut-out cookie with flavor! This dough makes tender cookies with a delicate taste from the honey and cardamom, the perfect antidote to the usual bland cut-out cookies. Moreover, because the cookies are baked until lightly browned, they have a warm toasty honey spice flavor. The cookie bakes up tender yet crisp, with a wonderful texture.
Although the dough will get sticky if it gets too warm, it is also much easier to handle than any other cut-out dough I've tried.