Monday, March 18, 2013

#2710 - Chopped Almond Cookies

(by Shirley McNevich)

1 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup Domino's dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract OR 1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Place some white sugar in a small bowl--set aside. In a mixer add Crisco, white sugar and brown sugar--beat. Add egg--beat. Add almond extract, baking powder and salt--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Shape the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll each ball in the bowl of white sugar. Place the dough balls on greased cookie sheets. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with Pam and flatten each dough ball. Sprinkle some of the chopped almonds over the top of each cookie, then use your finger to lightly press the chopped almonds into each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing cookies from cookie sheets.

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