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Christmas Almond Cookies

Christmas Almond Cookies

My Grandma's almond cookies with a fun Christmas color twist.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons almond extract


  • Add flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and mix together with a whisk.
  • In a mixer cream together the shortening and sugar. Once combined and fluffy add the egg.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer while on low. Once combined add the almond extract and mix together for 30 seconds.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and put onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Make a depression on top of each dough ball and add a spot of red or green food coloring.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 24 cookies