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This was my grandfather's favorite cookie recipe and has become a family tradition.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
72 cookies


  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon almond extract

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Cream shortening, butter, and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl; stir into creamed mixture.

  3. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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