Light Almond Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 60
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1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
60 pieces blanched almonds
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons water

Preparation / Directions:

combine shortening or lard, sugar, and brown sugar in a mixer bowl beat until fluffy and light add egg and almond extract, beat to mix well sift together flour, salt, and baking powder add to shortening mixture-mix well divide into equal portions, roll each into a ball place onto an ungreased cookie sheet press with a fork to flatten slightly press an almond into the center of each combine egg yolk and water-mix well brush on tops of cookies bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, to a pale gold cool on a wire rack serve at room temperature


Nutritional Information:

907 Calories (kcal); 80g Total Fat; (74% calories from fat); 30g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 7mg Cholesterol; 28mg Sodium

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