Walnut-Cardamom Cookies (Mutaki)

sweet walnut-cardamom cookies (mutaki)
Walnut-Cardamom Cookies (Mutaki)Jason Lang

These raisin-and-nut-filled cookies bear similarities to rugelach, but the dough is finer, crumblier, and shortbreadlike. They are great right out of the oven, but even better the next day. For the most intense, perfumy spice, use freshly ground cardamom.