Source: Recipe by Sherry Yard, for the American Butter Institute.
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons cardamom
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar and cardamom for 3 minutes using a paddle attachment. Slowly add the eggs, scraping down after each addition. Add flour and salt. Remove the dough, and pipe or spoon into quarter-size drops onto a parchment-lined or nonstick cookie sheet. Space 1/2 inch apart. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, turn sheet pan around and continue to bake 10 to 11 more minutes. Cookies should have a golden color.
Makes 32 cookies.