Cinnamon Almond Strips Recipe
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Cinnamon Almond Strips Recipe

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When I was young, I could hardly wait for the holidays because I knew these rich cookies would make an appearance on the cookie tray. Now I make them for holidays throughout the year. —Fred Grover, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:120 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 120 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a bar disk, press dough 1 in. apart into long strips onto ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; brush over dough.
  3. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over strips. Cut each strip into 2-in. pieces (there is no need to separate the pieces).
  4. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm (do not brown). Cut into pieces again if necessary. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 10 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Almond Strips in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p72

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bennzz61 User ID: 8534456 239182
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I was wondering the same thing, I don't have a cookie press. I'll try rolling them out and cutting them into equal portions."

kitzer User ID: 4188178 71162
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"sincerelysandy -- I'm sure if you ate the ENTIRE 120 serving, it just might NOT be diabetic friendly!!

Read ---- The Nutritional Facts are at the bottom of the recipe directions!!!"

Mary GIll User ID: 1246253 80527
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"There is only 7 carbs, and if concerned use a mixture of sugar and Splenda, it bakes well. A cookie press can be found in many .99 cent stores..not professional, but handle ok"

sincerelysandy User ID: 2352533 87210
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Please explain how a recipe that contains 2 1/2 cups of sugar can be diabetic friendly."

gouldleslie User ID: 936416 59148
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"<p>You really dont need a cookie press...I have made these where I just cut them into bars and bake...just make sure you roll out evenly thin...if you have a pasta machine you can roll out equally thin then score into bars to is all about the thickness of the bars I think!</p> (with the pasta machine do not use a noodle attachment...just roll out large flat peices of dough that you can trim and score)"

dee42 User ID: 5116804 74450
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"How can I make this if I don't have a cookie press? They sound yummy with two of my favorite ingredients - cinnamon and almonds."

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