Moroccan Spice Cookies

This is adapted from an old recipe of my mother's, which I believe was from a church cookbook. I was looking for a way to use the wonderful ras-el-hanout spice blend I had on hand and came up with this. I take them to my office holiday cookie swap every year and they're always a hit. Ras-el-hanout can be found at Middle Eastern grocery stories, but I recommend the blend sold by The Spice House (www.thespicehouse.com).

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32mins
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  • Sift flour, salt, ras-el-hanout and cinnamon into a small bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and sugar.
  • Add almond (or vanilla) extract and whisk until fluffy.
  • Stir in flour mixture and mold dough into a ball.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll lightly in sugar if desired.
  • Place cookies on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Flatten cookies with bottom of glass or back of fork and press a whole almond into center of each cookie.
  • Bake 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
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"This is adapted from an old recipe of my mother's, which I believe was from a church cookbook. I was looking for a way to use the wonderful ras-el-hanout spice blend I had on hand and came up with this. I take them to my office holiday cookie swap every year and they're always a hit. Ras-el-hanout can be found at Middle Eastern grocery stories, but I recommend the blend sold by The Spice House (www.thespicehouse.com)."
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  1. melbalou
    This is adapted from an old recipe of my mother's, which I believe was from a church cookbook. I was looking for a way to use the wonderful ras-el-hanout spice blend I had on hand and came up with this. I take them to my office holiday cookie swap every year and they're always a hit. Ras-el-hanout can be found at Middle Eastern grocery stories, but I recommend the blend sold by The Spice House (www.thespicehouse.com).
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