Crisp, delicate almond cookies. A Christmas Favorite!
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup ground blanched almonds
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix together shortening, butter and almonds. Sift in flour and salt. Add vanilla.
Chill dough until firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
Roll dough with hands into 3 inch lengths, pencil thick. Form into crescents on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until just slightly brown -- about 16 minutes. Cool on pan
While still slightly warm, carefully dip in a mixture of confectioner's sugar and cinnamon. These are extremely fragile cookies -- handle with care!