Cardamom rolls are a standard Swedish sweet – and a lot of fun to make at home. I highly recommend toasting whole cardamom pods in the skillet and then grinding them yourself instead of using ground cardamom from a spice jar: It captures the true bold flavor of cardamom without any dull bites. Both flaky and buttery, these warm, spiced rolls are now a staple in my home during the long and cold winter months.

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