These are similar to the nuts that they sell from kiosks, in the malls, at Christmas time. They smell really good and are really good when they are warm. Even though they are better when they are warm, they are still yummy when they aren't.
Josh brought home a bottle of Cardamom from his mission in Finland. They use it in a bread called Pulla. It is a rather popular spice in Scandinavian countries. I had never had Cardamom before. I really like Cardamom. I put it in lots of things I put cinnamon in. It smells really good too. It's a little pricey but well worth it. If you've never tried it, do. It's one of my favorites!!!
Sugar Roasted Almonds
2 1/2 cups unblanched whole almonds (13 oz)
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Toast almonds for 15 minutes on a baking sheet. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, almonds and spices. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar becomes golden and granular and almonds are completely coated and separated. Pour nuts onto cooling rack over a cookie sheet and separate.