dark chocolate orange cardamom cookies
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5 from 2 votes

Dark Chocolate Orange Cardamom Icebox Cookies

These dark chocolate orange cardamom icebox cookies are easy, unique, and delicious! Orange, dark chocolate and cardamom make for the perfect flavor combo!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dark Chocolate Orange Cardamom Cookies
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 128kcal


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (109 grams)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (99 grams)
  • 1 zest of orange
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp (227 grams)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (375 grams)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (226 grams)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place sugars and zest of one orange in food processor and pulse about 3 times until combined.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl and add butter. Cream together for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in vanilla extract, orange juice, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Mix until combined.¬†
  • Scrape bowl and mix in egg.
  • Mix in flour one cup at a time until combined.
  • Separate dough into two. Roll each dough into a log and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to chill for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Remove dough from fridge and use a knife to slice into approximately 1/4 inch wide cookies. Bake for approximately 13 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Once cookies have cooled, melt dark chocolate and dip cookies halfway into chocolate. Allow to set.
  • Store cookies in airtight container.