Combine the flour, almonds, baking soda, spices and salt.
In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg, beat in the corn syrup. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored. Transfer to wire racks to cool.