Sliced Cookies Walnut Spice Refrigerator Cookies

posted by Sisko 08-15-101 4:38 AM

Walnut Spice Refrigerator Cookies

1/2 pound (1 cup) butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. In another bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, cream of
tartar, and salt. Stir the flour into the butter mixture, stirring until it is just combined. Fold in the walnuts.

Shape the cookie dough into logs that are about 1 ? inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap, then in foil, and store in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours and up to 1 week. (The dough may also be frozen for up
to 3 months; thaw it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before slicing and baking.)

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a sharp knife, slice the cookies into rounds about a 1/2-inch thick. Transfer to cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake until they are very lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

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