raspberry sorbet and cardamom ice box cookie sandwiches

 

When I moved to my new site I decided not to bring along my  posts from my first year of blogging because I didn’t like the quality of the older photos I took to go with my recipes and also because I thought it would be fun to redo my favorite recipes from the earlier posts.  This recipe for cardamom ice box cookies is one of my favorite cookie recipes and it’s one of the older recipes that I promised myself to share first.  The dough is made ahead and can be stored in the freezer to be baked off when you have the urge to serve  fresh baked cookies.  I’m very generous with the cardamom spice in my recipe so if you bake these cookies the note of  spicy cardamom will be  prominent in the aroma of your fresh baked cookies.  I thought it would be fun to make a quick dessert with my cardamom ice box cookies using raspberry sorbet made from raspberries from the farmers market.  I also made raspberry ice cream from my raspberry haul, but I’ll save that decadent dessert recipe and story for another day.  Last night I used raspberries in my  green salad in place of the usual tomatoes, when the fruit and vegetable bounty of Summer rolls in, it’s difficult to choose what goes in the  daily salad.  Isn’t that a wonderful problem to have?  I made these sweet little sorbet sandwiches for my grandsons today and they loved them, another generation of raspberry sorbet and cardamom ice box cookie lovers is born!

Don’t worry about making these little sandwiches perfect, a generous spoonful of raspberry sorbet sandwiched between two cookies is all there is to this simple dessert.  An hour in the freezer is enough time to harden the sorbet and five minutes on the counter is long enough to soften  them before serving.  Think of all the different combinations of cookies and sorbet or ice cream possible, the only requirement is a cookie sturdy enough to hold up to the filling.  I placed my cookie sandwiches on a baking sheet in my freezer to firm up before serving but they should be wrapped if stored in the freezer over a longer period of time.

Just think, right now somewhere in the world there is a farmers market.  If it’s like the one in my town, ripe sweet berries have been placed in baskets lined up on long tables ready for you to bring home.  Now for the rest of my berries I’m thinking homemade raspberry vinegar to make a dressing for another green salad filled with fresh raspberries.  Or maybe I’ll eat them like popcorn while I watch a movie tonight.

raspberry sorbet and cardamom ice box cookie sandwiches

Serving Size: 5 cups raspberry sorbet and 50 small cookies

Raspberry sorbet recipe adapted from Saveur.

Ingredients

  • For the raspberry sorbet
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the cardamom ice box cookies
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. For the raspberry sorbet
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a medium saucepan, add the sugar, stir to dissolve.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring, for 5 minutes, to make a simple syrup.
  4. Place the warm syrup in a bowl and place in the freezer to chill until mixture is cool, about one hour.
  5. Puree 4 cups of the raspberries with the simple syrup in a blender until smooth.
  6. Strain the puree to remove the raspberry seeds.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and place in an ice cream maker.
  8. Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions, it will be slushy.
  9. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of raspberries and transfer the sorbet mixture to a plastic container and freeze until set, about 1 hour.
  10. For the cardamom ice box cookies
  11. In a standing mixer beat together the butter, sugars, sea salt and cardamom seeds, beat for 2-3 minutes until the butter mixture is light and fluffy.
  12. Add the vanilla and egg yolks, beat until smooth.
  13. Reduce the speed and add the flour 1/2 cup at a time until it just comes together.
  14. Remove from the mixer and divide dough in half.
  15. Lay out 2 sheets of wax paper 14" long and place half the dough on each sheet.
  16. Form the dough into 2 logs about 10" long.
  17. Roll the dough rolls up in the wax paper.
  18. Place in freezer to firm up the dough before baking.
  19. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  20. Slice the dough 1/4" thick, place on ungreased cookie sheets to bake.
  21. Bake for 15 minutes or until light brown.
  22. Cool on racks.
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  1. I’m immediately drawn to desserts with cardamom, one of my favorite spices. These are just gorgeous! Pinned :)

  2. I love ice box cookies and the color of your sorbet is gorgeous!! I can never resist a basket of raspberries at the farmers market – I’ll have to pick some up tonight so I can try this :).

    • pattysfood says:

      Thanks Laura! Raspberries are so good this time of year and sorbet is so easy to make at home;-)

  3. This is something that pulls you in. I love everything about it Patty! I think I would do same thing too if ever I move. I don’t like my old pics too!

  4. I love the colors and flavors of this cookies….they must taste delicious! Raspberry sorbet in between these ice box cookies…what an awesome treat Patty!
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you are enjoying your week :)

  5. Patty – LOVE that you LOVE cardamom too! I just think it is such a unique spice. Those cookies would not last too long in my house – I would have a hard time stopping at one. And now you add the sorbet to the mix, you have a beautifully flavored dessert! Happy Thursday!!!

  6. These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen and I’m certain they taste fantastic! Thanks for sharing this fun recipe.

  7. Such yummy cookies, and gorgeous refreshing raspberry sorbet…a match made in heaven!

  8. Yum, Patty! These are gorgeous & sound delicious!

  9. I’ve recently made ice-cream box cookies for a 8 yr old party, but mine were not even half as pretty as yours. gorgeous Patty.

  10. Congratulations on your new site, Patty. It’s gorgeous! I tried to visit this weekend, but you must have been making the transition to the new site. I love, love the colors in your photos. They just shout summer! I have not made sorbet yet, but after seeing this post I simply must. The contrast of the raspberry sorbet with the pale cookies is wonderful.

  11. Patty, these are just gorgeous! They scream ‘summer!’ all the way! That sorbet is just beautiful! It looks like something from an Italian gelato store! Miam-miam-mian! Delicious!

  12. Congratulations on your new site, Patty! Love it. Your old one was GOOD too.
    Plenty of raspberries! That costs a fortune over here.
    Lovely cookie sandwiches.

  13. First of all, congratulations on your new site. When you announce it, I went to check it out but I couldn’t have a chance to leave a comment till now. I’m sorry for my late congrats. I absolutely love your site Patty. How pretty… I wish I can make mine pretty!

    I love this recipe. Very cute and delicious. I like raspberry sorbet, but I’m in love with your cardamom ice box cookies. I want to make this!!

  14. Your new site looks gorgeous and so do these cookies. Congratulations!

  15. A beautiful new site AND my favorite berry! And since I just tried out my new ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid mixer, I’m ready to try this. I love raspberry sorbet . . . and simple cookies are simply the best. Beautifully done!

  16. I am planning to do the same…not to bring old one because we grow so much in a year as a bloggers and photographers that those posts don’t seem good enough!
    These beauties look fantastic! You did such a great job!

  17. These sound incredible! I love the color of the sorbet too. These would be the perfect treat during these HOT months!

  18. I wondered the same as I moved to my new site. I shared a lot of my favorite recipes early on but the pictures did not do them justice.

    These cookie sandwiches, however, are darling. Glad you brought them back–they’re gorgeous!

  19. Patty! I LOVE your new home here. Love, love, and LOVE. And very interesting decision with your old posts – I wish I had done the same when I went through a redesign – I cringe at my old photos, LOL! These are gorgeous icebox cookies, I will absolutely give them a try this summer.

  20. Beautiful little treats!! I would love to indulge in one or possibly two of them! Love this cookie recipe…sounds so delicious! Lovely post, Patty!!

  21. These are beautiful and I am filled with raspberry envy!! Your new site is lovely, Patty. I love it.

  22. Patty your new look and site looks great! The sorbet sandwiches sounds so delicious. the photos are so pretty too, especially all those raspberries!!

  23. I thought your photos were always good. But I sure am glad you brought these to my attention, because I’ve been going crazy with the cardamom and can’t get enough. Can you believe next weekend is the first. Can’t wait for the ham class, lol. Have a great weekend.
    -Gina-

  24. Your photos are gorgeous Patty – I am way too impatient and take too many photos when I am tired and it is dark to get such lovely results. These cookies look fabulous with the raspberry sorbet – I would happily eat one of these sandwiches now, even though it is about 7 degrees Celsius outside.

  25. I may be a little late to the party, but I LOVE LOVELOVE the new look!! So clean and engaging – and the colors on this post are just Wow. Really beautiful.

  26. Your sorbet looks so vibrant and delicious! Perfect for a sandwich cookie. And I think I could join you in eating your raspberries like popcorn…such a wonderful summer treat~

  27. Hola Patty!! I LOVE your new look!! the logo is amazing, so sleek and clean. your ice box cookie sandiwches scream summer time fun!! the color is stunning. Catching up from my move, I have exactly 14 of your posts on my google reader, off to see more fab treats from your kitchen!

    happy weekend!1

  28. Hi Patty, love your pretty new home, and these luscious cookies. Thanks for visiting :)

  29. Wow!! Patty…I LOVE the new look of your blog! so neat and stylish..Congrats!
    And the recipes, of course!

  30. Hi Patty,

    What a great and fun idea to re-do your first year of recipes. My mouth is watering at all those juicy fresh raspberries, cookies and sorbet. I love, love this! I’m also jealous because there has hardly been raspberries here:( Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with the rest.

  31. I love the color of this sorbet…these are a delight!

  32. Lovely and a perfect summer treat!!!

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