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Crisp Almond Sugar Cookies

"We made these crisp cookies often when I worked in the lunchroom at our daughters' grade school," recalls Linda Holt from Wichita Falls, Texas. "The almond flavor makes them unique."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 2 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • Additional sugar or colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 238 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • MysteryLover
    Dec 12, 2008

    These are excellent. I did some with almond extract; some with vanilla. My son (26) couldn't stop eating them!

  • mamazuna
    Sep 17, 2008

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  • JessCooks
    Feb 2, 2008

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