Crisp, spicy refrigerator treats. Pecans work just as well as almonds for this recipe.

Iris
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix brown sugar, butter or margarine, and water. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in nuts and mix well.

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  • Shape in roll 2 1/2 inches in diameter, cover and chill until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Cut dough into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Bake on greased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; 1.4 g protein; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 124.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
These cookies turned out really well and the almonds helped to balance out the sweetness. I think I'll reduce the sugar a bit next time so they aren't too rich for my taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
The cookies came out flat with an underwhelming texture. I also found the instructions a little unclear and the flavor a little undesirable. This is a good recipe for beginners though as it is easy to follow and fairly inexpensive. As much as I personally disliked the end product, cookies were made and without too much effort. This may be a good base recipe to build on Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
These cookies turned out really well and the almonds helped to balance out the sweetness. I think I'll reduce the sugar a bit next time so they aren't too rich for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
These cookies turned out really well and the almonds helped to balance out the sweetness. I think I'll reduce the sugar a bit next time so they aren't too rich for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
I decided to roll these out instead of slicing them. Based on the previous review suggesting that they were a bit sweet I figured that I would be safe in kneading in a bit more flour and rolling the dough out on a floured surface - it was a good call. I then took an almond slice and pressed it into the center of each cookie. They baked up in 8 minutes spreading slightly. They are chewy with crisp bottoms a good spiced cookie! Thank you Iris! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook from 1949. It is a Christmas tradition. I usually leave out the nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2016
the original recipe called for 1/2 C butter and 2 C flour. I've been making these for over 60 years! They are one of our favorite cookies. I always make a quadruple batch as everyone wants to take some home. Wonderful cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2014
Amazing cookies! Every one in my house loved them. I barley got 1! I will be making these again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
The cookies came out flat with an underwhelming texture. I also found the instructions a little unclear and the flavor a little undesirable. This is a good recipe for beginners though as it is easy to follow and fairly inexpensive. As much as I personally disliked the end product, cookies were made and without too much effort. This may be a good base recipe to build on Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
I have this recipe in my Betty Crocker book also! I love them and they can be made as drop cookies as well if you like a soft chewy cookie. I like them sliced the old fashioned way and nice and thin so they are crispy. But I like crispy cookies myself! They are great with all different kinds of nuts like walnuts or pecans. I usually leave out the nuts also though because they are always too expensive for me to keep on hand. I wonder how they would be with candied fruits and less sugar? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
These cookies were delicious and easy to make! I thought they wouldn't hold together without eggs but it worked out well. Read More