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Almond Cookies

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:12 min
Yield:4 dozen

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 48 whole almonds

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg and almond extract until well blended.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add to shortening mixture, beating until well blended. Shape dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 2 hours.

  3. 3.
    HEAT oven to 350ºF. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart; flatten slightly with fingertips. Gently press an almond into center of each.

  4. 4.
    BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are just set but not brown. Cool 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 45), Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 30mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%.

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

Almond Cookies 4.5 5 38 54
Awesome Taste & Pretty too Not only to these taste oh so wonderful, but they look so elegant!! A must have recipe, especially for the Almond Lover's in your life! April 7, 2013
Classic This is a classic recipe. Yummy and easy to make. You cannot go wrong! March 31, 2013
I remember It has been 6 years since I had some of these. Im so glad to have had them again. March 28, 2013
Sooo Good This is an interesting but get simple and light cookie to make! March 27, 2013
great! easy another great tasting ....and easy recipe which i love! March 27, 2013
Great, easy recipe Fast to make. It only made 33 cookies though. Will be making these again soon. March 24, 2013
So quick and easy Easy to make, but not sweet enough. They are good in a pinch March 17, 2013
Good I like this recipe and would make it again. It was pretty easy to make and tasted really good. March 16, 2013
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