Cardamom Stars

Makes about 13 dozen.

Ingredients:

Cookie Dough
2 34 Cup Flour   Sift onto waxed paper. (Ground Cardamom: I use ~1 tsp.)
34 tsp Baking Powder
12 tsp Baking Soda
12 tsp Salt
12 tsp Cardamom
12 Cup Butter   Cream to fluffy, brows sugar packed.
34 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Each Egg   Beat in
12 tsp Vanilla Extract
14 Cup Sour Cream   Stir in flour mixture, alternating with sour cream.
Pink Glaze
1 Lb Powdered Sugar
6 Tbsp Water   Add a little more water as glaze thickens.
2 Drops Red Food Coloring   A "few" drops; until pink.
Ornamental Frosting
1 Each Egg White
18 tsp Cream of Tartar
18 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 34 Cup Powdered Sugar   Sifted

Cookies

Chill several hours or overnight. Roll out 1/4 at a time (refrigerate the remainder.) 1/4" thick on lightly floured board. Cut in star shapes with 1 1/2" cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees for 7 minutes until lightly browned. When cool spread pink glaze on each. Dry. Pipe white ornamental frosting on top. Optionally, place a silver dragee in center.

Ornamental Frosting

Beat egg white, cream of tartar, and vanilla until foamy in a small bowl. Slowly beat in sugar until frosting stands in firm peaks and is stiff enough to hold a sharp line when cut through with a knife.