Chai-Spiced Almond Celebration Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! A dusting of sweet powdered sugar hides a delicately spiced, buttery sugar cookie.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
3/4
cup finely chopped toasted almonds
3/4
teaspoon ground allspice
3/4
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, almonds, allspice, cardamom and cinnamon. Stir in butter, vanilla and almond extract until soft dough forms.
  • 2 Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
  • 4 Place powdered sugar in shallow bowl. Gently roll warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat all sides; place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Roll in sugar again.

Expert Tips

To ensure even baking, bake one sheet of cookies at a time, placing the cookie sheet on the middle rack of the oven.

To toast nuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.