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Almond Cookies


1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
3 T. almond extract
¼ cup honey or corn syrup
1 cup toasted almonds
Almonds (whole or slivers)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat the cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Cream shortening and sugar then beat in egg. Blend in flour, baking soda, almond extract and honey until smooth.
Roll dough into 1” balls. Flatten to ½” thick and place an almond in the center of each.
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and place on rack to cool.

*Preparation time is approximate. 
*Number of servings is approximate.

Recipe used with permission from author Gretchen Frith, “From My Kitchen to Yours”.

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Servings: 12

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