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Almond Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes 5 dozen or 30 (2 cookie) servings.

Spread holiday cheer with a batch of these classic gingerbread cookies with a crunch of toasted almonds.

Ingredients

  3 cups flour

  2 tsp McCormick® Ginger, Ground

  1 tsp McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground

  1 tsp baking soda

  1/4 tsp McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground

  1/4 tsp salt

  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

  3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  1/2 cup molasses

  1 egg

  1 1/3 cups sliced almonds

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Directions

Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sliced almonds, pressing almonds into dough. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.