Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins

Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins

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From the kitchen of Petey McCune

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10 minutes
about 5 dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1/2 pound butter, softened, do not substitute
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 package slivered blanched almonds


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy.

  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Stir baking soda into sour cream; add to butter mixture alternately with flour mixture, blending thoroughly.

  5. Stir in almonds until well combined.

  6. Shape dough into a 2 1/2 inch rectangular log; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours) or for up to 3 days.

  7. Unwrap dough.

  8. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices; place slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. Let cool for about a minute on baking sheets, then transfer to racks and let cool completely.

  11. Store airtight.


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