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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 c Flour

  2. 2 c Sugar

  3. 1 ts Baking powder

  4. 1 ts Salt

  5. 1 1/2 c Shortening

  6. 1 Egg; well beaten

  7. 2 ts Water

  8. 1 ts Almond extract

  9. 3/4 c Almonds, blanched; whole

  10. Red food coloring

  11. 0:15

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sift dry ingredients, cut in shortening as for pie dough. Combine egg, water and extract. Add to dry ingredients. If dough is too crumbly, add a little more water. Divide into small balls. Flatten each ball to 1/4" thick. Press whole almond in center of half of the cookies. Dilute 2 drops of red coloring with 2 drops of water. Dip the end of the chopstick into the coloring and press into the center of the other half of the cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. These should be cream colored when done -- not browned. --

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