Whether decorated with almonds, candied cherries or colored sugar, these Christmas Almond Cookies make for delicious holiday gift-giving.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 egg yolk s
1 Tbsp. almond extract
2-1/2 cups flour
green candied cherries
colored sugar (I used green and gold)
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
You will need cookie sheets and parchment paper.
Beat the shortening, butter, sugar, egg yolks, and almond extract in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until mixture is creamy.
Slowly add the flour. Once it's completely mixed take mixture out of the bowl and lightly knead the dough. Do not over knead as it's only to incorporate all the ingredients.
Form 1 inch balls or use a medium sized cookie scoop. Place them on the parchment lined cookie sheets leaving a 1 inch space in between. With your finger lightly press the center of each ball. Decorate them with the almonds, cherries, or colored sugar.
Finally bake them for about 8-10 minutes.
Place on a cooling rack and let completely cool, and ENJOY!!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 medium sized cookies
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.