Ginger Almond Cookies

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you’re looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn’t overly sweet.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

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Every year around this time, my mom, my sister and I sit down and dole out our cookie assignments. Actually, we’re a tad late this year between a bit of illness that struck our family, my poor husband throwing his back out and us returning from Nashville. Outside of our tree, we haven’t even decorated. And I’m not even a little bit sorry about it.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

But, I have managed to make some cookies and have a few more batches on my list to make before next weekend. We have several old standbys like these, these, these and these. And I’ll usually take at least one new cookie recipe for a test drive each year.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

This year, I picked up my Mom’s beloved Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book and started working my way through it. It’s practically falling apart from the amount of use it’s seen over the years! I kept coming back to the recipe for Ginger Almond cookies so I knew I had to give them a go.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

The result was a spicy, crispy slice-and-bake cookie that has a great chew to it once you’ve gotten through that crunchy first bite. It’s an excellent option for dunking into a nice hot cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

I’m a huge proponent of slice-and-bake cookies because it’s so quick and easy to throw together the logs of dough and then pop them into the fridge or freezer to slice up and bake off whenever you need them. Sometimes I’ll freeze them after I’ve baked them with great results as well.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

If you’re in the mood a cookie that is less up-front in blatant sweetness with a satisfying crunch and chew to it as well as a spicy kick, this cookie is your guy. It’s a bit more sophisticated than your usual sugar cookie.

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

That being said, my two year old went to town on them the minute I felt they had cooled down enough for her to eat without burning her mouth and gave them two thumbs up. So it’s still a great option for kids as well.

Other Christmas Cookies that I love are:

Chocolate Crinkles

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Pecan Tarts

Sour Cream Cookies

Yields 7 1/2 dozen

Ginger Almond Cookies

These Ginger Almond Cookies are such easy Christmas cookies to make! This crispy cookie is the best slice-and-bake option if you're looking for a spicy cookie that is that isn't overly sweet.

2 hrPrep Time

15 minCook Time

2 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of shortening (I used butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cups of light molasses (I used a darker molasses because that's what was available)
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. of ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter, sugar and molasses until fluffy and well combined.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves and stir into the butter mixture.
  3. Mix in the almonds and shape int o a couple of logs about 2 inches in diameter.
  4. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate at least a couple of hours until they're firm and slice-able.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees on a greased pan (or parchment lined pan) for 12-15 minute. Mine were ready around 12 minutes.
Cuisine: Christmas, Holidays, Kids | Recipe Type: Dessert
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10 Comments

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    December 16, 2016 at 10:49 am I'm sorry to hear you are getting a late start to the holidays and hope hubby's back is feeling better. Your photos are beautiful, so crisp and clear. It makes me want to reach and grab a cookie. They look so delicious!
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      Jessy
      December 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm Thank you you for you kind words!
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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    December 16, 2016 at 10:50 am I have a copy of that cookbook, but I have never actually made anything from it. I love that this makes so many cookies so you can give them away as gifts. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes recently posted...clementine rum ballsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 19, 2016 at 10:24 am I absolutely love this cookbook. I have many cooking memories that involve that book being out and part of the process!
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    Platter Talk
    December 16, 2016 at 10:58 am Just made some almond cookies yesterday. The thought of incorporating ginger and almonds together never crossed my mind but I think it a great idea! Platter Talk recently posted...Orange Snowball CookiesMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 19, 2016 at 10:23 am Yum- almonds in anything are always a great idea!
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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    December 16, 2016 at 11:05 am These cookies sound amazing and I love how you presented them with the ribbon. So cute!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 19, 2016 at 10:23 am Thank you! I'll definitely be making them again!
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    Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish
    December 16, 2016 at 11:12 am My husband would love these cookies! Pinning to try.
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      Jessy
      December 19, 2016 at 10:21 am Awesome- I hope you both enjoy them!

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