Spice Slices

These cookies are prepared similarly to how biscotti are (but they're baked once, not twice). The dough is shaped into flattened logs before going in the oven, then sliced into cookies after being baked.

  • Yield: Makes 4 dozen
Spice Slices

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, spices, and salt. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour mixture.

  2. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces, and form each into a 9 1/2-inch log. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, and flatten each to a 2-inch width by pressing with the tines of a fork.

  3. Bake until golden around edges and firm to the touch, about 25 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks, and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove logs from sheets, and cut on the bias into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Let cool completely on wire racks.

Cook's Notes

Spice slices can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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