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Swedish Hazelnut & Cardamom Cookies in a stach, with bits of cardamom on top.
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5 from 13 votes

Swedish Hazelnut & Cardamom Cookies

Looking for something different for your afternoon coffee or tea?  Give these Swedish treat a try! Hazelnut & Cardamom Cookies will surely satisfy your sweet tooth!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 20
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 150 grams butter (about 2/3 cups), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds


  • Preheat oven to 180-degrees C (350-degrees F).

Prepare Cookie Mix:

  • Ground hazelnuts using a food processor or blender, then ground cardamom seeds using a food processor or mortar and pestle.
  • Using a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar, and mix until properly combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, ground hazelnut, and ground cardamom, then mix.  It is better to use your hands for mixing at this point until a dough is formed.

Cutting and Baking Cardamom Cookies:

  • Place dough between two baking sheets and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. 
  • Rotate the baking sheets to make it easier to roll the entire dough into the desired size.  
  • Once the dough is about 32 cm x 25 in size, peel off the dough's top baking sheet.
  • Cut the cookies into the desired size.  For this recipe, I use a medium-sized cookie cutter (about 5 & 1/2 cm diameter).
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with a baking sheet.  
  • Place the baking tray in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies started getting darker on top.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Serve with sprinkled ground cardamom (if preferred).



  • This recipe yields about 20 cardamom cookies using a 5 & 1/2 cm diameter cookie cutter.  You can cut the cookies into your desired size and adjust the baking time accordingly.
  • Always use room temperature butter.
  • If possible, use cardamom seeds instead of cardamom powder. It makes a big difference in the flavor and aroma of the cookies.
  • Do not forget to use two baking sheets when rolling the dough. This trick makes the rolling of the dough easier and less messy.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg