Cookies are magical. The process of making them is therapeutic, the smell of baking them in the oven is intoxicating, and the act of enjoying them with a hot cup of tea is soothing. These smoky cardamom-molasses cookies are no exception.
A quick note: These cookies require some foresight and advance planning, but they are worth it!
Three days (or up to a week) before you plan to make them, combine whole cardamom pods and sugar in a jar. When you're ready to make the cookies, fish the cardamom pods out of the now-infused sugar, crack open the pods, remove the seeds, and crush them with a mortar and pestle. Drop the remaining pods into a saucepan of melted butter to impart even more cardamom flavor.
Between the molasses and spices — cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper — these cookies are the equivalent of a warm hug.
→ Get the Recipe: Smoky Cardamom Ginger-Molasses Cookies from Reclaiming Provincial