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1 | Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom in medium bowl. Set aside.
2 | Cream butter and sugar in bowl with electric mixer 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Add flour mixture in two batches, beating on low speed just until combined.
3 | Shape dough into disk, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour, or until firm.
4 | Preheat oven to 375°F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
5 | Roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured work surface. Cut out cookies with 2-inch cookie cutter, and arrange about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Brush cookies with egg white, then sprinkle with sugar. Place 1 large pinch of nuts in center of each cookie, and press lightly to adhere.
6 | Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges just start to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
- Calories 73
- Carbohydrate Content 10 g
- Cholesterol Content 14 mg
- Fat Content 3 g
- Fiber Content 0.5 g
- Protein Content 2 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2 g
- Sodium Content 43 mg
- Sugar Content 5 g