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Northland Cookies Recipe

Northland Cookies

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"Crisp, spicy refrigerator treats. Pecans work just as well as almonds for this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Mix brown sugar, butter or margarine, and water. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in nuts and mix well.
  2. Shape in roll 2 1/2 inches in diameter, cover and chill until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Cut dough into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Bake on greased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes.
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Feb 10, 2008

These cookies turned out really well, and the almonds helped to balance out the sweetness. I think I'll reduce the sugar a bit next time so they aren't too rich for my taste.

Aug 13, 2010

I decided to roll these out instead of slicing them. Based on the previous review suggesting that they were a bit sweet, I figured that I would be safe in kneading in a bit more flour and rolling the dough out on a floured surface - it was a good call. I then took an almond slice and pressed it into the center of each cookie. They baked up in 8 minutes, spreading slightly. They are chewy with crisp bottoms, a good spiced cookie! Thank you Iris!


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Dec 22, 2011

This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook from 1949. It is a Christmas tradition. I usually leave out the nuts.

Feb 26, 2015

These cookies were delicious and easy to make! I thought they wouldn't hold together without eggs, but it worked out well.

May 19, 2014

I have this recipe in my Betty Crocker book also! I love them and they can be made as drop cookies as well if you like a soft chewy cookie. I like them sliced the old fashioned way and nice and thin so they are crispy. But I like crispy cookies myself! They are great with all different kinds of nuts like walnuts or pecans. I usually leave out the nuts also though because they are always too expensive for me to keep on hand. I wonder how they would be with candied fruits and less sugar?

Apr 09, 2014

Amazing cookies! Every one in my house loved them. I barley got 1! I will be making these again for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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