2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cardamom powder, if desired
Line the baking sheet with parchment.
Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until well combined. You want it to be white, fluffy and creamy.
Sift together the remaining ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Form into a ball, wrap with saran warp and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 325 Degrees F
Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, take the dough and shape into small balls, flatten with your hands and place on the baking sheet. You can also roll the dough out and use cookie cutters. I prefer to do this.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the edges turn a beautiful golden brown.
Cool on cooling racks and transfer to an airtight container.