Cardamom Sugar Cookies
Makes about 36 cookies
  • 2 cups (454 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can (396 grams) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 5½ cups (688 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons (3 grams) ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) kosher salt
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and 1 cup (200 grams) sugar at medium-high speed until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. With mixer on low speed, slowly add sweetened condensed milk, beating until well combined, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape sides of bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cardamom, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined after each addition. Divide dough in half (about 750 grams each). Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 4 rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  4. Working with 1 disk at a time, divide dough into 40-gram portions. Roll portions into balls, and roll in remaining ½ cup (100 grams) sugar. Working quickly, firmly press dough balls with desired cookie stamp*. Remove excess dough from cookie press as needed. Place about 1 inch apart on prepared pan. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
  5. Bake until edges start to turn golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.
*We used Nordic Ware.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at