Spices are so perfect at this time of year. Allspice, nutmeg and clove, cinnamon..and that elusively delightful flavor, cardamom. Try these lovely cookies alongside the ubiquitous nut butter balls. They could become a classic on your cookie tray!
Cardamom Chevre Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
8 oz goat cheese (chévre), softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
Additional confectioner’s sugar for rolling baked cookies in (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat the butter, goat cheese and sugars together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, beating well. Stir in the cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and white pepper until well blended. Mix in the flour, one cup at a time, until the dough gathers together. Add finely chopped pecans. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets (dough will be very sticky. May try dropping by spoonfuls instead).
Bake in preheated oven until bottom of cookies are light tan, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 15 minutes on baking sheets. Roll in confectioner’s sugar (optional—they taste good either way).
Thanks to the Dairy Goat Journal and Charlotte, Bit of Color Ranch