1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon baking powder
Blanched almonds for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
In a bowl, whip the butter and sugar and set aside.
In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. Mix well using your hand or a wooden spoon.
Take a walnut size of the dough. Roll it in your hand, and press it flat.
Put a slivered almond on each cookie.
Arrange these cookies in a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 24 cookies.
When cool, store in a plastic container.