Just a while back (read: a year ago), I told a friend of ours that I was itching to try Pioneer Woman's Spicy Molasses Cookie recipe. However, the recipe called for Cardamom. Not having any Cardamom on hand, I skipped to the spice aisle of my friendly neighborhood Raley's. Cardamom, it seems, costs a pretty penny!
I mentioned this to the friend, and she happily declared that she HAD some Cardamom already and kept it on hand for her father in-law's tea (oooh la la!). This friend works with my husband, so the next day, she brought a bit of Cardamom to work in a little baggie. My husband is not what you'd call a rememberer of things, so the Cardamom sat on his desk for a bit, then it lived in his truck for a while.
Finally, it made its way to me. Being the fickle gal that I am (read: ADD), I had pretty much forgotten about making any spice cookies (spice cookies? what cookies? where?). Also, I'd have to trek back to the store to get molasses and heavens--it was all the way over THERRRRRE. Anyhow, one year and approximately 364 harassing "Got cookies?" emails later ( I kid...it was 363), I've managed to produce said cookies. They're nummy. If you like Cardamom.