Candied Lemon Cardamom Cookies

Shortbread cookies
Candied Lemon Cardamom CookiesMatt Taylor-Gross

The author's father grew up in Baghdad, eating not-too-sweet lemon cookies like these, each garnished with a curl of candied peel, alongside tea. Be gentle with the rolling pin and use plenty of flour when rolling to keep the delicate dough from cracking.