Cardamon Snaps

1 cup Butter

1/2 c. white sugar

Cream together until smooth.

1/2 c. cool water

Add as food processor is running; or, little at a time if mixing by hand.

4 cups unbleached white flour, sifted

1   1/2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Salt

2  1/2 tsp. Cardamon Seeds ~ ground in spice grinder or mortar & pestle ~ until fairly fine.  Could use cardamon powder, but you would loose the crunch.

Sift together, then blend with the above mixture until combined.

Roll into 2 tubes, each about  1 1/2 ” in diameter ~ or to your taste.  Wrap in Saran wrap.  Refrigerate until well chilled.

350 – 375 degree oven.

Cut into 1/8 to 1/4″ discs.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake 10 minutes.  Turn pan.  Continue baking until golden on the edges.  They will taste “raw” if not baked thoroughly.

They are so delicious!  I thank a dear Nordic friend for this traditional recipe.  Imagine sitting somewhere in Scandinavia, overlooking snow covered hills, with a hot cup of coffee and a plate of these yummy morsels right at hand!!