Spiced Almond Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
- 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. 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 160 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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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.
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
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.
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!