1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup powdered sugar
10 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tbs ice water
- Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Whisk together flour and next five ingredients (through pepper). Place sugar and butter in a medium bowl and beat with mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until combined (mixture will appear crumbly). Sprinkle dough with 1 tbs ice water, toss with a fork. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a log about 6 inches long. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill about 1 hour, or until very firm.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap dough logs. Cut each log into 18 slices using a serrated knife. Place slices 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Cool on pans for 5 minutes before moving to cooling racks, allow to cool completely. Makes 36 cookies. Each cookie is 55 calories (3.2 g fat).