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Chai-Spiced Almond Celebration Cookies

Start to Finish:1 hr

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
3/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
1 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, almonds, allspice and cinnamon. Stir in butter, vanilla and almond extract until soft dough forms.
2. Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
4. Place powdered sugar in shallow bowl. Gently roll warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat all sides; place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Makes: About 2 dozen cookies

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