Almond Cookies

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Almond Cookies
Serve these little cookies as an afternoon snack with a pot of tea.What a treat!

Ingredients

        2 ½  c. all-purpose flour

        1 c. sugar

        1 tsp. baking soda

        ¼  tsp. salt

        1 c. vegetable shortening

        2 eggs, beaten

        1 tbsp. almond extract

        ¼  c. blanched unsalted almonds.

Instructions

Step 1:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2:

Cut shortening into dry ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter.

Step 3:
Add beaten eggs and almond extract. Stir with a spoon until well mixed.

Step 4:
Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Shape dough into balls the size of a large cherry.

Step 5:

Put on greased cookie sheets. Press an almond into the center of each cookie to slightly flatten.

Step 6:

Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Food: Almond Cookies

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