Dutch spice cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter
1½ cup Brown sugar
1½ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 \N Egg
2¾ cup Flour
⅓ cup Finely chopped blanched
\N \N Almonds (opt)
\N \N Blanched whole almonds
\N \N (opt)

Beat butter with a mixer on med to high speed for 30 seconds or by hand. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves & salt. Beat in egg & flour. Add chopped almonds if using. Roll dough to ⅛" thickness on a lightly floured board & cut into shapes..

Decorate with whole almonds if using. Place one" apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in 350 oven 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 4 to 6 dozen (depending on size.) File

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