This is my take on cardamom cookies.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
2-3 tablespoons sugar
Cream the butter and sugar, then beat the eggs in one at a time, then slowly add the flour and cinnamon. Cover and stick in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes, or overnight, or whatever. Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the cardamom and sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll around in the cardamom and sugar, then put on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-12 minutes.
Ground cardamom works fine, but if you have cardamom seeds, open them up and bruise about 1 tsp worth and mix that with your sugar.