Iraqi Cardamom Cookies (Hadgi Badah)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease several large baking sheets.
- Sift together the flour, cardamom, salt, and baking powder. Beat the Sugar and eggs until light and creamy. Stir in the flour mixture, then the ground almonds.
- Form the dough into 1-inch balls, moistening your hands with rose water, if desired. Place on the prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly. Press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.
- Bake until lightly browned about 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Makes about 72 cookies.