Active time: 35 min Start to finish: 5 hr (includes chilling)
- Ingredients for basic butter cookies
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 oz slivered almonds (1 cup)
- Follow recipe for basic butter cookies and, when mixing in flour mixture, add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, then stir in almonds.
- Form dough into a 12- by 2-inch rectangular log (1 1/2 inches thick) and wrap in wax paper before chilling.