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
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).
Don't forget -- you can Enter to win a Cookie Gift Bag!!