Cardamom rose cookies
There is something special about the combination of rose petals and cardamom. There is a synergy – they work together so, so well, and these juicy cookies prove that in every bite you take.
Recipe inspired by the blooming Lindex summer collection. Full story here.
250 g butter, room temperature
300 g Demerara sugar
150 g honey
2 medium eggs
1 vanilla bean, seeds only
140 g wheat flour
120 g whole grain wheat flour
90 g almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp corn starch
pinch of salt
9 cardamom pods, seeds crushed into powder
3 dried rose heads, crushed into powder
160 g white chocolate pieces
150 g walnuts
100 g hazelnuts, crushed
Prepare the cookies. In a bowl, put the butter and vanilla seeds and mix with the paddle attachment or whisk for 1‒2 minutes until the mixture is light and airy. Add both sugars and whip another 2 minutes until the sugar is fully incorporated and the mass is light. Then, while the mixer is running, add one egg at a time until thoroughly mixed.
In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking powder, soda, starch, and salt. Start up the mixer on slow speed and add the flour to the butter mixture. When it is thoroughly mixed, add the chocolate and mix with a spoon or spatula. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but 24 hours is better.
Heat the oven to 200°. Line a pan with parchment paper. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and with an ice cream ball scoop, make balls of dough and place on the pan – very far apart. Press down lightly with your fingers. Place the pan in the oven on the convection setting for about 10 minutes, or alternate between the top and bottom of the oven for about 14 minutes until the edges are golden, but the middle is still light in colour and appears not fully cooked. Remove from the oven, cool on the pan for 7 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack. Continue baking all the cookies (about 20) and cool.
Recipe, style and photos: Signe Meirāne
In collaboration with Lindex summer collection
Place: Salaspils Botanical Garden
Flowers: Magnolijas zieds
Photos taken with Sony alpha 7s