Almond Cookies


The classic almond cookie served in school cafeterias. Recipe adjusted for family portions.


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Almonds for topping the cookie


Step 1

Cream together the shortening and sugar.

Step 2

Add the eggs and almond extract. Mix well.

Step 3

Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the above mixture. Mix well.

Step 4

Scoop onto the baking sheet into 2 to 3 inch size cookies. Flatten slightly.

Step 5

Bake at 350 degrees in a convection oven 10 to 12 minutes (possibly allow more time for conventional ovens) .


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