Cardamom Orange Slices
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground cardamom||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Finely shredded orange peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Finely chopped pistachio nuts||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Beat butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add brown sugar, cardamom, orange peel, baking soda, and salt.
Beat until combined.
Add egg and vanilla; beat thoroughly.
Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
Shape the dough into two 7-inch-long logs.
Roll dough logs in chopped pistachio nuts to coat.
Wrap the dough logs in waxed paper or plastic wrap.
Chill for 4 to 48 hours.
Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375° oven about 8 minutes or until edges are firm.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.