Cardamom Orange Cookies

Updated: Mar 27

One of my favourite spices, if not my actual favourite is Cardamom. I am obsessed with it!

I will always add it to my baked goods - from puddings, cookies all the way to pies and even fruit jams and compotes! It is such a luxurious, magical and unique spice to add. I am always shocked when I meet someone who hasn’t tried it!

Christmas time is one of my favourite times of the year. The fairy lights, the romantic snow and the cookies. Oh the cookies 🍪

This is the time of year, no one will question you making ten different batches of cookies. I love it because you can experiment and flavours like ginger, cardamom, all spice and molasses make an appearance.

As someone who promotes a grain free diet, this definitely doesn’t mean we are missing out. Almond meal, coconut flour, millet flour, cassava flour, flax seeds, etc are your go tos! Having an Austrian background, we actually grew up on almond flour cookies!

I am so excited for you to try these delights and adding them into your christmas baking rotation!!

Tag me @sheywellness and share some of your holiday spirit 🎄

xo Laura


  • 4 tbsp orange juice

  • Zest of one orange (approximately 1 tbsp)

  • 1 tbsp freshly ground flax seeds

  • 1 1/4 cup almond butter (smooth)

  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup

  • pinch of sea salt

  • 2 tsp of ground cardamom

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted (this is for dipping or drizzling on top)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F

  2. Combine the ground flax seeds with the orange juice and zest. Stir and set aside.

  3. Add the almond butter, maple syrup, cardamom, salt, baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Mix well, the dough will be sticky

  4. Place dough in freezer for 10 minutes

  5. Wet your hands and roll the dough into balls and place on the cookie sheet.

  6. Using a fork, press down the cookies to flatten them.

  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes

  8. Remove cookies and let cool completely (they will firm up as they cool, so give them time!)

  9. Once they are fully cooled and firm, dip them into the melted chocolate or using a spoon drizzle on top of the cookies.

  10. Let the chocolate set before serving. Enjoy!

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