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Gluten-Free Vegan Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Hand reaching to grab a cardamom cookie from a stack of cookies on a plate

At home, my kitchen is never lacking cardamom. I like this spice so much that I’ve got a separate hand-held spice grinder filled with just hulled cardamom (hint, if you use a clear glass vase grinder, you won’t get your cardamom confused with your black pepper). This way, I can have freshly ground cardamom goodness whenever I want! One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is in sweets, like shortbread or teacake. I adapted this recipe for my gluten-free and dairy-free friends, so we could all enjoy it together.

Ingredients for cardamom cookies on counter, plate of cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, almond  oil

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cardamom Sugar Cookie Recipe

Makes about 4 dozen small, bite-size cookies. 



  1. Mix wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. After the batter is well mixed, let it sit for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Shape the batter into 1-inch balls and flatten so they are about ¼-inch thick.
  7. Place cookies on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes (or until lightly brown) at 350 degrees Farenheit.
  9. Let cool.

How To Serve:

Before enjoying, sprinkle a little extra ground cardamom and powdered sugar. Or, drizzle with a little icing (mix a tablespoon of water with enough powdered sugar and cardamom powder to form a glaze). You could even add some granulated sugar and a few sprinkles of Kiawe Smoked Sea Salt for a nice sweet ‘n salty crunch. Enjoy!


Looking for more Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Deliciousness? Try these:

Make Our Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Cookies


You may also enjoy: 

Stack of Cardamom Cookies sprinkled with cardamom powder on a plate with whole herbs

Topics: Culinary, Recipes

Ek Ongkar

Written by Ek Ongkar on November 16, 2017

Ek Ongkar Khalsa was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, but she’s no stranger to the ancient Indian wellness philosophy of Ayurveda. She’s had the pleasure of attending many health seminars by the world renowned Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Partap Chauhan from Jiva Ayurveda. While spending three weeks in India at a Jiva clinic, she attended classes on traditional herbal remedies, Ayurvedic lifestyle, and even got to enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments along with traditional Ayurvedic Indian cuisine. Ek Ongkar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. In addition to working as a Marketing Strategist at Mountain Rose Herbs, you can often find her sipping chai, taking long walks on local woodland trails, and doing origami.

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