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Spiced Almond Cookies

 Spiced Almond Cookies
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!
42 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 160 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.