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Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made into smaller cookies also.

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Servings: 36 pieces


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  1. In a bowl sift together flour, almond flour, baking powder, spices & salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the almond extract. Beat in the egg and whisk for 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Add the flour mixture and mix until all combined well. Flatten the dough into a round, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  4. Prepare the cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and form into 1 inch balls and slightly flatten with palm into ¼ inch thickness. Place the flattened balls of dough on the prepared cookie sheet, spacing about 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Sprinkle each cookie with sugar & the shaved almonds.
  7. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 11g
Recipe makes 36 servings
Calories 48  
Calories from Fat 21 44%
Total Fat 2.39g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.17g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbs 5.99g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 3.05g 2%
Protein 0.77g 1%


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