Almond Cookies

     1 1/3 c shortening

     1 c sugar

     3 c flour

     1 tsp baking soda

     1/2 tsp salt

     1 egg

     1 tsp almond extract

     red food coloring


Cream shortening and sugar.  Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.  Set aside.  Beat egg.  Add almond extract.  Add to shortening and sugar.  Add combined dry ingredients.  Roll/scoop into 1" balls and place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.  Flatten slightly.  Make indentation in center.  Touch indentation with red food coloring.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (15 minutes for Airbake sheets).  Makes about 56 cookies if using a #50 disher.

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