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Almond Cookies

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Serves 18 cookies | Prep Time 20 min | Cook Time 12 min

Why I Love This Recipe

When I (Brenda) was a little girl I lived down the street in Killarney from a Scotish woman named Mrs. Isabel Patterson. My mom often went to afternoon tea parties at Mrs Patterson's house and if I was lucky I got to come along. I loved to get dressed up for the occasion and sit with the ladies and share the fancy sandwiches and baking. Mrs Patterson's Almond Cookies must have been a common part of these teas since I every time I eat one I remember her and those 1950's teas on 31st Street SW.

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 Crisco + 1/2 cup butter (or marjarine)
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond flavoring
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp soda
pinch of salt


Preheat oveb to 375 degrees.

Cream shortening/butter with sugar (white and brown), egg and almond flavoring.

Sift dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to shortening mixture.

Make small balls (a little more than a tsp for each cookie) and place on a cookie sheet. Press with a fork. If desired you can add a few sliced almonds on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Makes 18 cookies.

I usually double this recipe.

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