Friday 16 December 2016

12 Days of Cookies, 2016 - Day 10: Spiced Almond Cookies

Today, Connie Jodrey, Manager of the Bridgetown Library, will be handing out, Spiced Almond Cookies: from Taste of Home Cookies and More Magazine, December 2011. Drop in for a sample and to also wish Connie ‘all the best’ as she heads off into retirement. BEST WISHES CONNIE!!

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 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 9-inch by 1 1/2 inch rolls; wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 2 to 3 days for spices to blend.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until set.  Remove to wire racks.  (Makes 7 dozen).

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