|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cardamom||1 Teaspoon|
|Firmly packed light brown sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Cream of tartar||2 Teaspoon|
Cream the butter and add the soda, cardamom and salt; mix well.
Gradually blend in the sugar.
Beat in the eggs.
Sift together the flour and cream of tartar.
Gradually stir into the butter mixture.
Chill the dough until stiff enough to handle, three to four hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Shape the chilled dough into half inch balls.
Place on ungreased cooky sheets.
Dip a fork into flour and press into each cooky in criss-cross style.
Bake ten minutes.
Cool and store in tightly closed tin box or cooky jar.