Cardamom Orange Zest Pansy Sugar Cookies

I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like.

I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.

And I can honestly say, I’ve never met a blogger I didn’t like.

So when presented with the opportunity to combine all three..

I jumped at the chance!

I’m posting today over on Raymund’s blog.. Ang Sarap!

Some of you may already be acquainted with Raymund.. if not, might I suggest that once you’re at Ang Sarap, you should stay a while and enjoy looking through his recipes. He’s got the most extensive collection I’ve ever seen and you’ll find a strong Filipino and Spanish influence that is a reflection of his roots. I was surprised to read that Raymund hasn’t had “professional” chef training, because you’d definitely think so by the flair he shows in his recipes! He posts almost daily which also totally blows me away, any blogger will tell you what a commitment that can be for time!

So pop on over.. and you can pick up my latest poem and my recipe for Cardamom Orange Zest Pansy Sugar Cookies.

They’re one of my favorite flavors of cookie and the color and fresh look of the pansies is so summery. They would be perfect for a bridal or baby shower.. or just because.



  • Brittany - July 12, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    These are gorgeous! They would go perfectly with a cup of tea! Headed over to Raymunds blog now!ReplyCancel

  • Hotly Spiced - July 12, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    I love the look of these cookies. I found some organic edible flowers in the grocery store yesterday and we very excited about the possibilities. I love Raymond’s blog – he’s a very clever writer xxReplyCancel

  • Choc Chip Uru - July 12, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    I love the springy look of these, the flavours sound heavenly!

    Choc Chip UruReplyCancel

  • Bam's Kitchen - July 13, 2013 - 4:03 am

    Hello Smidge, Glad to see you back. I hope you had a relaxing holiday. Love your gorgeous pansy flowers. They are so delicate and beautiful. Heading over to check out Raymond’s site now. Take Care, BAMReplyCancel

  • Norma Chang - July 13, 2013 - 4:52 am

    A long title for a cookie, but the title says it all – beautiful and delicious. Hopping over to Raymund’s blog to check out the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Viveka - July 13, 2013 - 5:47 am

    Just how pretty can cookies get ??????!!!! Will visit your friend … to be an excellent chef you don’t need to be train .. you only need have that passion. Pansy I have used for desserts a couple of times … both natural and “sugar iced”.ReplyCancel

  • Greg - July 13, 2013 - 9:07 am

    Talk about a show stopper. These are ludicrously pretty. I bet they’re just as tasty.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Chan - July 13, 2013 - 8:07 pm

    I finally find some time after literally weeks of radio silence either blogging myself or reading my favourite blogs and I come to your site which directs me to one of my other favourite sites ! Going over to Ray’s to check out your recipe now….ReplyCancel

  • Lisa the Gourmet Wog - July 13, 2013 - 11:22 pm

    the word ‘pretty’ comes to mind when I see these, but it just isn’t enough to describe them, gosh they’re a little masterpiece!ReplyCancel

  • Roger Stowell - July 14, 2013 - 12:45 am

    Beautiful shots…I’m off to check out rhe other blog.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book - July 14, 2013 - 6:52 am

    What a treat to see these gorgeous cookies again. What a special guest post you did for Raymund.
    Have a beautiful week ahead Smidge.
    :-) Mandy xoReplyCancel

  • cecilia buyswheeler gunther - July 14, 2013 - 9:43 am

    morning darling, just popped in on the off chance .. to see what you were up to! I was at Ang Sarap (in ack) the other day and saw you there too!! Love love your photographs as usual.. have a sparkling day! cReplyCancel

  • john@kitchenriffs - July 14, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Gorgeous cookies! I definitely need to start playing with edible flowers – not only are they delish, but they’re so, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • ChgoJohn - July 14, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    Beautiful opening shot, Barb, and the cookies couldn’t look better. Time to check out your guest post, though, I really don’t need to. I’m familiar with your work. ;) ReplyCancel

  • Debra - July 14, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    How absolutely beautiful these cookies are, Smidge. Gorgeous. What a treat they would be to present at a special occasion. Your pansy photograph is simply wonderful! :-) ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - July 15, 2013 - 1:15 am

    Those are stunningly beautiful!! I love all the purple! Going to the blog now :) ReplyCancel

  • Mama's Gotta Bake - July 15, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    They’re just gorgeous! Love, love love!ReplyCancel

  • Eva Taylor - July 15, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    What a lovely cookie to guest post about Barbara, they really are so pretty and delightful. I’m intrigued by the addition of cardamon as the flavouring, I have often found that spice a little to perfumey but I think it would be perfect with this simple sugar cookie. And those pansies are gorgeous, you have such a delicate touch.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - July 15, 2013 - 9:45 pm

    You beauty! That’s Australian for those cookies are amazing! :)

    I’m off to check them out.ReplyCancel

  • Emilie@TheCleverCarrot - July 15, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    Smidge!!!! These are absolutely gorgeous. I’m such a sucker for food & flowers :) xxReplyCancel

  • The Squishy Monster - July 16, 2013 - 8:56 am

    There’s nothing I don’t just LOVE about these!!!ReplyCancel

  • A Canadian Foodie - July 16, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Absolutely stunning.
    These are a work of art and will be GORGEOUS on your china tea cup mosaic!

  • Pure Complex - July 17, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    These are amazingly stunning. That cookie definitely has my name on it and would make it into my cookie jar any day of the week Barb :) ReplyCancel

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) - July 19, 2013 - 6:25 am

    The scent of cardamom and the candied flowers are a wonderful combination for your cookie. They would be perfect for a bridal or baby shower.ReplyCancel

  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen - July 22, 2013 - 2:23 am

    Oh I love the dainty look of these cookies, Barb!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes - July 22, 2013 - 8:36 pm

    These are gorgeous!!! Purple is my favorite color so I love these :) ReplyCancel

  • Jo - July 25, 2013 - 2:40 am

    love how they look! they would be pefect for a baby shower or wedding! love how you make cookies look so pretty always.ReplyCancel

  • Jo - July 25, 2013 - 2:41 am

    love how they look! they would be perfect for a baby shower or wedding! love how you make cookies look so pretty always.ReplyCancel

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