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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. —Wanda Daily, Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 dozen


  • 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 Facts
2 each: 160 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Baking Diva
    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.

  • nat007
    Jan 17, 2013

    Delicious, great cookies and easy to make.slightly modified the recipe and I blogged it here:)

  • Raggamuffin
    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.

  • kittensandkids
    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!

  • ahuyser
    Dec 15, 2008

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