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Keep the dough for this delicate, flavorful cookie in your freezer. Later, you can slice off just what you need from the frozen log of dough and bake.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006
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  • MS12266903
    29 SEP, 2019
    We really liked these. I didn't have sliced almonds, so I used chopped. I might add a little less nuts if I was going to use chopped again. It tends to add dryness when they're chopped. That being said I made the recipe as written (except I added chopped almonds) and they turned out wonderful. The flavor is a little different with the almond and orange. I was thinking of trying vanilla, but my husband said no. I don't have an issue with that because these were delicious, really good. They may be added to our Christmas cookie recipes for this year. Very aromatic.
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  • ACX93507469
    17 DEC, 2018
    I followed it to a T except for the almond extract which I replaced with vanilla extract. And it came out so yummy. My in-laws love shortbread cookies, and I'm making these for them. I'm sure they'll love them too. Thank you for this recipe!
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  • MS11601702
    18 SEP, 2015
    These sound great! Is there a substitution for the flour to be GF flour? Maybe with some almond flour? I noticed there's no soda nor BP.
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    • meebeeitsu
      5 OCT, 2018
      It is called shortbread becuz there is no leavening.
  • BeateMaria
    8 NOV, 2017
    These were great!!
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  • wibaker12
    18 JAN, 2014
    THESE WERE GOOD. I ADDED FRESH ORANGE JUICE ALSO, FOR ADDED FLAVOR.
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  • Moemab
    10 NOV, 2013
    These are very easy cookies to make. I added fresh orange juice along with the orange zest and extra almond extract. Wow! How yummy!! Can't wait to make the other half of log I have waiting in my refrigerator!! Enjoy!! :)
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  • MS11129051
    27 DEC, 2010
    I love these. The almond slices add a crunch. They are a perfect combination of flavors and really easy to make. I only left them in about 12 minutes because they started to get brown around the edges, so I would advise checking about that time since everyone's oven temp may vary.
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  • kdmisslady
    3 FEB, 2010
    I made a double batch of these...baked off half of a roll, after 15 minutes they all started to burn!
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  • smd1227
    2 FEB, 2010
    MarilyninMiami, I do the same thing, but I flatten the roll on all 4 sides to make it rectangular. It's very easy to double the batch to freeze one. I do it right in the same mixer bowl. This keeps very well in the freezer. Before baking, I put more sliced almonds on top for decoration and crunch. I always have this dough ready whenever anyone stops in.
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  • verucalane
    12 JAN, 2009
    Best cookie ever!! Easy
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