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Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies

 Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies
I like to serve these light crispy cookies with ice cream or sherbet. The recipe is a personal favorite because it came from a good friend.
39 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, orange juice, peel and extract. Combine flour and
  • baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir
  • in almonds.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 100 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.