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Susan Klein via Gourmet Magazine, December 2003


48 servings


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Almond Spice Cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup slivered almonds


Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a bowl.

Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer at medium high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a stand mixer or 6 minutes with a handheld. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and almonds and mix until just combined. Form dough into a 12 by 2 inch rectangular log (1 1/2 inches thick) and wrap in wax paper before chilling. Chill at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice dough 1/8" to 1/4" thick, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.