Mom's Amish Sugar Cookies

Total Time
25 mins
10 mins

My mom makes these cookies when I am home to visit. They are seriously the best thing ever! The trick to the recipe is the almond flavoring. It's very unique. These are not your ordinary sugar cookies.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray cookie sheets with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix shortening, sugar, and egg in a large bowl until well blended; add the flour and mix well.
  3. Then add the baking soda, cream of tartar, vanilla, and almond flavoring; mix well.
  4. Roll cookie dough in colored sugar and than form into a ball.
  5. Put the balls on a cookie sheet and flatten out just a little bit.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
  7. Let them sit for a minute on the cookie sheet once done and then transfer them to a cookie rack.