Recipe by Rita~
Cookies to have anytime . I made them for a Luau. One make ahead dessert.
Top Review by Maggie in Florida
I have an old recipe for almond cookies that I have misplaced, so when I saw these, I decided to bake them. They were good, but, unfortunately did not meet my expectations. If I never baked them before, I may not have had anything to compare, so my bias is really based on that. I am also wondering if making these with butter would work, as I don't like to use shortening for health reasons, but am concerned that the consistency would be different. My DH liked these better than I did, and I would make them again, if I can't locate my original recipe. Thanks, Rita, for posting.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups shortening
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 72 sliced almonds, or whole
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Sift flour with sugar, soda salt and cinnamon into a large bowl or food processor by pulsing 3-4 times. Mix in shortening and knead thoroughly (8 to 10 minutes by hand 60 second to 1 minute with food processor).
- Combine egg and almond extract; stir into flour mixture. Mix well.
- Shape into balls using 1 tablespoon of dough.
- Place on ungreased baking sheets and make a depression in the top with the thumb. Press a blanched whole or sliced almond into the center of each cookie.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
- Makes six dozen.