This a very very simple recipe for butter cookies using very few ingredients most of them readily available in the pantry. Just try it and I'm sure you will keep coming back for more.
Ingredients (Yields about 40 cookies)
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 2 sticks/ 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder or vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Lightly spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda, cardamom and salt with a wooden spoon or whisk. Set aside.
In a seperate large bowl, and using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula. Add vanilla extract (if using )and beat again.
Now combine the dry ingredients with the butter sugar mixture and knead using your hands to form a smooth dough.
Make small lemon size balls and flatten them using your fingers. Place them on the baking sheet leaving some space between every other cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly firm around the edges. Do not overbake. Cookies will continue to bake for a few minutes after they are removed from the oven. Remove them from oven and allow them to sit for sometime before transferring to wire racks. Cool cookies completely before storing in an air tight container.