Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond halves
  • 1 egg beaten





Direction

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl with electric mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar, then beat in the eggs, one at a time, and mix well.
  2. Add the almond extract.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir the flour mixture into the shortening. The dough should be fairly firm.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll each into a log, about 1-1/2 inch in diameter.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  7. Cut the dough crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  8. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Top each cookie with an almond half.
  10. Brush cookies lightly with beaten egg.
  11. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until light golden brown.





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