Oxmoor House
Prep Time
18 Mins
Cook Time
48 Mins
Yield
about 2 dozen

Bag these cookies for the ideal gift, but save enough to make the crust for Lemon Cheesecake.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating well; beat in molasses.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 7 ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in almonds.

Step 3

Divide dough in half; using floured hands, shape each portion into a 9" x 2" log on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until firm. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.

Step 5

Cut each log diagonally into 3/4"-thick slices with a serrated knife, using a gentle sawing motion. Place slices on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes; turn cookies over, and bake 8 to 10 more minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006

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