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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

Ingredients

  • 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

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. 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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