This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. The almond extract gives the cookie a unique flavor that makes them, in my opinion, a little better than the rest. Because I like these cookies so much, I usually make them twice their normal size.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine the oats, flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the candy-coated chocolate pieces. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light golden brown.