OMG, these are addictive!!! I made the full recipe and did use 1/4 cup crisco shortening and 1/2 cup butter and used the Heath Bits (no chocolate) and use 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 WW flour. I made 7 cookies without the almonds and then added them for the remaining cookies. My DS is not a fan of any kind of nut, including peanuts, so those were the 7 for him. I really loved the flavor of the toasted slivered almonds in the cookies. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Made for Photo Tag Game.