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Almond cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Blanched almonds
  • 2 egg yolks
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream shortening with sugar until light & fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg & almond extract. Sift together the flour, baking powder & soda. Stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Refrigerate dough 30 minutes or until easy to handle. For each cookie, roll one tablespoon of dough into a ball.
  4. Place on un-greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread. Press an almond in the center. Beat egg yolks & brush over cookies.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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