Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
30 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)

These delicately spiced shape-and-bake cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Store extra cookies in an airtight container.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare cookies, place butter and granulated sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes).

Step 2

Place almonds in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, ground almonds, 2/3 cup powdered sugar, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and cloves. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until just combined. Add 1/4 cup ice water; beat on low speed until moist. Gently press mixture into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 4

Shape dough into 30 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

To prepare topping, combine 2 teaspoons powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over cooled cookies.

Ratings & Reviews

emilyrose1234's Review

July 29, 2012
These were amazing. I followed the suggestion of adding 1/4 ts vanilla and 1/4 tsp almond extract and I really feel it added to the flavor.

OhMyGravy's Review

December 09, 2011

Snydercm10's Review

December 04, 2010
I read the previous reviews about the cookies being bland. I added 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp almond extracts to add a little more flavor to the dough. I think I would make these again.