Gluten free cardamom cookies are warm and spicy in all the right ways. Sit down to enjoy one with a cup of tea!
I honestly didn't think that these gluten-free cardamom cookies would turn out all that amazing. I first made them as kind of an experiment, just to see what they'd be like. Cardamom cookies just don't sound very glamorous, do they? But seriously – these cookies, especially while still warm, are like little bites of heaven!
I made these cookies at the end of August and thought they'd be a nice way to transition to fall without being overly autumnal. If you want to change the spices up, I bet these cookies would work with just about anything. Let me know how it goes if you decide to play around with the spices! If you're in full-on fall mode, try my gluten-free spiced apple oatmeal cookies or gluten-free chai spiced cookies.
I originally thought that these cookies would taste so much better with butter. Butter makes everything better, right? I thought it'd be good to provide a dairy-free option so I tried them with refined coconut oil, which doesn't have any coconut taste. The cookies were just as delicious! Note that if you use unrefined coconut oil, these cookies will likely have a little coconut taste to them. Cardamom and coconut strikes me as a slightly unusual combination but if you think it sounds good, go for it!
The first version I made didn't have any kind of add-ins. They were still delicious but I thought some flaked almonds would make them even better. They add some crunch and if you toast them first, which you absolutely should, a light almond flavor. If you don't have flaked almonds or they're on the expensive side at your grocery store, you could use any kind of almonds. Whole almonds chopped, almond slivers, or whatever you have. Unless you toast them, they won't add much taste to the cookies so take a few minutes to do that.
Don't have cardamom on hand but need cookies right now?! I know the feeling all too well. Try these gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They only have seven ingredients and are incredibly easy to put together. These gluten-free healthy thumbprint cookies are also great for the lunchbox!