Exotic Spice Cookies with Cardamom, White Chocolate, and Ginger

At once sophisticated and homey, this spicy little cookie will surprise and delight. A hot cup of tea is the perfect accompaniment.

1 roll (16.5-ounce) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground {cinnamon}
1/2 teaspoon ground {cardamom}
1/2 teaspoon ground {ginger}
1/4 teaspoon ground {coriander}
1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
3/4 cup finely chopped {crystallized ginger}
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground {cardamom}
1 tablespoon milk
Break up the cookie dough into a large bowl. Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, ground ginger, coriander, white chocolate, macadamia nuts, and crystallized ginger over dough. Mix well with fingers until blended. Chill 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Drop dough by 1/4-cupfuls 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to cooling racks and cool completely.

Combine the powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cardamom, and enough of the milk to blend for drizzling consistency in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

Makes 12 large cookies.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 25 min
chill 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: makes 12 large cookies

Recipe By: Camilla V. Saulsbury

From:  The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book
Used with permission of Sourcebooks