Basic Icebox Cookies

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
10 mins

This versatile dough sets the foundation for exciting new flavors. Dough needs to chill!!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine shortening and butter, beat for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, salt until combined. Scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat in flour and almonds.
  2. Divide dough in half; shaped into 10 inch long logs. If desired roll logs in additional chopped nuts. Wrap each log in plastic wrap. Chill 4 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Cut logs into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.
  4. To Store: layer cookies between waxed paper in an airttight container; cover. Store at room temperaturea for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.