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Cardamom Orange Slices

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  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
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4450 Calories from Fat 2201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 252 g388.1%

Saturated Fat 91.6 g458%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 453.4 mg151.1%

Sodium 1327.6 mg55.3%

Total Carbohydrates 499 g166.4%

Dietary Fiber 22.7 g90.6%

Sugars 229.8 g

Protein 64 g127.7%

Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 23.3%

Calcium 44.7% Iron 127.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cardamom Orange Slices Recipe