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INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon bakers' ammonia
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 cup flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and butter. Gradually add sugar and almond extract. Mix on high speed for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, dissolve the baker's ammonia with the boiling water, adding the water a little at a time. Add this to the butter mixture.
Stir in the flour and coconut . Mix well.
Drop cookies from a teaspoon onto a well greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Cookies should be set but not brown. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing.