Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar, egg, almond extract and
vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour and salt until blended.
Divide batter in half; blend food coloring into one half. Form cookies by
taking a bit less than a teaspoon of dough from each bowl and rolling
into a ball. Put cookies on greased or parchment lined baking sheets and
flatten slightly with thumbprint. Sprinkle generously with crushed
Bake 9 to 10 minutes in a preheated 375-degree oven.