Makes about 2 dozen.


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1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon and flour and reserve.

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In another bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy (about 2 minutes). Add egg and beat until thoroughly combined. Add flour and beat until just combined.

Roll dough into balls and place onto baking sheets. Carefully press dough with flat bottom of a glass. Bake until lightly browned, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

For Icing


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cups powdered sugar


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Beat butter and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add milk, cardamom and cinnamon. Add powdered sugar to reach desired consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.