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Chewy Almond Cookies

My children and grandchildren adore these old-fashioned cookies, and they make a good unfrosted choice for a holiday cookie plate. But they’re wonderful year-round, too—I even keep unbaked dough in my freezer so I can whip up a batch whenever my family comes for a visit. —Betty Speth, Vincennes, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to the butter mixture and mix well. Shape into two 6-in. rolls; wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 cookies: 80 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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