Almond Cookies


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Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

Easy to bake, festive Christmas cookies, made with almond extract, flour, egg, sugar and shortening. Decorated with green or red food coloring.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all purpose flour, almond extract, christmas, cookies, shortening
Servings: 48

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups shortening
  • food coloring red and/or green; optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sift flour, soda, salt. Beat eggs with fork. Add extract. Cream sugar with shortening; add egg; mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients gradually.
  • Roll into balls 1" in diameter. Place 1" apart on greased cookie sheet.
  • Press thumb gently in center of top of each ball. Touch depression with red or green coloring.
  • Bake 12 minutes at 350°.

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 each
Amount per Serving
Calories
97
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
4
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
25
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
10
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
6
mcg
1
%
Calcium
 
2
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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