Spiced Almond Cookies Recipe
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Spiced Almond Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are my all-time favorite! The recipe has won ribbons at fairs and applause from family and guests alike! One of the reasons I like it is that I can make the dough and freeze it. Then, when I need another batch of cookies, I take a "log" out of the freezer, thaw it and make fresh cookies in minutes!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 160 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture along with nuts. Shape into three 9x1-1/2-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2-3 days for spices to blend.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Spiced Almond Cookies in Country Extra January 1993, p47

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"These were excellent. They have a pleasant blend of spices. My husband said they tasted like his grandma's icebox cookies! Old-fashioned and yummy."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Delicious, great cookies and easy to make.

slightly modified the recipe and I blogged it here:) http://www.malacukierenka.pl/ciasteczka-korzenne-z-migdalami.html"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"This recipe can be frozen for later. It sliced nicely and tastes nice. I love Almonds! I will be making this again."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"Delicious cookie. Can't understand why anybody would rate it lower than excellent. I'm new here, so perhaps there is different criteria among regular posters, but I must say that I love easy, prepare ahead, slice and bake cookies with lots of spice and this one fits that. My family love them. Thanks for this fabulous recipe!"

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