From my Christmas collection ...
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 50 blanched whole almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Place butter in a large heavy skillet and cook over medium-low heat without stirring for about 15 minutes, or until butter is a light tan color. Pour into mixing bowl. Place over a bowl of cold water and chill until firm.
Add sugar, baking powder, vanilla and cardamom; beat until combined. Stir in flour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each with an almond; press almond slightly into dough.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool.