Cardamom Cookies

These cookies are fantastic- delicate, not too sweet, and perfect with coffee or tea!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp freshly ground cardamom seed
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease large baking sheet.
  2. Using electric mixer, cream ½ cup sugar, butter, and egg until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, cardamom, and baking powder; mix into butter mixture until just blended
  4. Divide dough into 4 pieces.  Roll each on lightly floured surface to 14-inch-long rope.  Arrange on prepared sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.  Flatten each to ¼ inch rope, using spatula.
  5. Mix 1 tbsp sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over ropes.
  6. Bake until slightly puffed, beginning to color and dry to touch, 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cut diagonally into 1 ¼ inch wide pieces.  Cool completely on rack.  Store in airtight container.

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