A fun departure from classic rounds, these wafers may look thin and delicate, but they pack an irresistible crunch. Nibble them with tea, or savor them alone any time of day.


Recipe Summary

Makes about 6 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Line 2 mini loaf pans with plastic wrap.

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed for 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add eggs and spices. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions.

  • Press cookie dough into pans, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours (or up to 1 month).

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove dough from 1 pan. Let soften slightly. Cut eight 1/8-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife. Cover remaining dough, and freeze in pan until ready to slice and bake.

  • Place slices 1 1/2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with a nonstick baking mat. Top each with 2 to 3 almond slices. Freeze until firm, 5 minutes. Bake until dark golden brown, 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack. Repeat.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 5
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No vanilla or almond extract????
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I lowered the cook time to 7 mins as I found 10 mins they were burning to a crisp. I was wondering how many calories per cookie ?
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These are delightfully crunchy and make the BEST dunking cookies. We love them in hot tea, coffee or milk.
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These cookies are so addicting! I don't have small loaf pans so I froze the dough overnight, rolled it out, cut out circles with a 2 inch cookie cutter, and gently pressed a couple of almonds decoratively on top. They are just as beautiful, just as tasty, and require no change in baking time!