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5 from 2 votes

Brown Butter Cardamom Orange Spritz Cookies

Brown butter and cardamom bring winter warmth to bright citrus spritz cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • up to 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons milk optionally, replace 1/4 cup of the milk with pulp-free orange juice for a stronger orange flavor


  • Melt butter over medium-heat in a small skillet or heavy-bottomed pot.
  • Continue to heat the butter, stirring periodically, until it turns brown (10-15 minutes). The butter will first boil with big bubbles (it's not done then). Then, the bubbles will get smaller and the whole thing will look more brown (that's when it's done).
  • Remove butter from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy (about three minutes on medium speed with an electric mixer).
  • Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, orange zest, and cardamom.
  • Mix in 1/4 cup milk and check the consistency. The dough should be soft enough to go through the cookie press, but not so soft that the shape doesn't hold.
  • If necessary, add milk a little bit at a time up to the full amount.
  • Use cookie press according to the instructions that come with it, spacing cookies 1 inch apart from each other on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown.


This recipe is based on Pampered Chef's classic spritz cookie recipe.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg