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This recipe for ALMOND COOKIES, by , is from Mary Jo's Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Jo Creevy
Added: Monday, November 3, 2008


1/2 c. butter or margarine softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. almond extract
Yellow food coloring
2-1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp. water
36 blanched whole almonds

Beat butter, shortening, sugar & almond extract until light & fluffy. Add food coloring to tint mixture golden yellow. Beat in dry ingredients. Cover & refrigerate dough until firm enough to shape-about 1 hour. Divide dough into 36 balls. Place on baking sheets & flatten. Press an almond into center of each cookie and brush with egg yolk and water. Bake 350.




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