• ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine/butter or ¾ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Zest of 2 oranges


  1. Cream sugar, margarine (or butter or oil) until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and honey, and mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Add one cup of flour together with the cardamom, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Add remaining flour until the mixture comes together.
  3. Gently knead in the zest and rest the dough in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll the dough into evenly-sized balls (you can use a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the dough to keep them equal). Place on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet and gently press down. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Wait for the cookies to cool before removing from the baking sheet.

Yields: 24 cookies