Almond Cookies


  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon almond extract
  • About 48 whole almonds, unsalted


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. With a fork, slowly add shortening, a little at a time, to the flour mixture.
  4. Add the beaten eggs and almond extract.
  5. Shape the dough into balls the size of a large cherry.
  6. Place the dough onto the cookie sheets and press an almond into the center of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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