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Almond Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

Beverly Preston of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin started making Almond Cookies after enjoying similar ones at her favorite Chinese restaurant. “These crisp cookies have a wonderful almond flavor,” she says.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream the shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Press three almond slices into the center of each.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 100 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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