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Spiced Almond Cookies


½ c. unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/3 c. powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

¾ tsp  ground allspice

¾ tsp  ground cardamom

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 c. all purpose flour

3/4 c. finely chopped toasted almonds


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Using electric mixer, beat butter, 1/3 cup sugar, both extracts, spices, and salt in medium bowl until creamy, about 3 minutes. Mix in flour, and then stir in almonds. Do not over mix.

Using hands roll dough into tablespoon-size balls. Place on a large baking sheet, spacing apart. Bake until pale golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes. Place remaining sugar in large bowl. Working in batches, gently coat hot cookies in sugar. Cool cookies on rack.