Cinnamon-Nut Crisps

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Delicious crunchy dessert: Cinnamon nut crisps.




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 TBSP. water (2 to 3 TBSP.)
  • 3 TBSP. butter, softened
  • 2 TBSP. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP. very finely chopped nuts
  • Sugar



Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of small peas. Add water, 1 TBSP. at a time, tossing with fork until mixture almost cleans side of bowl.


Roll dough into rectangle, 15 x 10 inches, on lightly floured cloth-covered surface. Spread butter over dough. Mix 2 TBSP. sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over butter. Sprinkle nuts evenly over sugar mixture. Roll up tightly, beginning at 15-inch side. Pinch edge of dough to seal.


Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


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