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