If you're really an almond lover, roll the dough in ground almonds before refrigerating.

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Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, and sugar. Separate the eggs and refrigerate the whites. Mix in the egg yolks and almond extract. Dissolve the baking soda in the water, and stir into the mixture along with the milk. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and salt; gradually stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the almonds.

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  • Roll the dough into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the dough into 1/8 inch thick slices and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with egg whites and sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly colored. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 3.7g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 64.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
Excellent ***** These are the best, I added extra almond extract and ground almonds. I did not chill the dough, I used a cookie scoop slightly flaten with a fork and sprinkled ground almonds on top. I baked them at 350 degrees for 11 min. they were perfect. This is going to be one of our family favorities. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/07/2008
I followed the recipe exactly and was very disappointed based on the other reviews. I hate the taste of baking soda and that's all I tasted. Possibly more almond extract would improve the taste but I won't try these again. Read More
(4)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
Excellent ***** These are the best, I added extra almond extract and ground almonds. I did not chill the dough, I used a cookie scoop slightly flaten with a fork and sprinkled ground almonds on top. I baked them at 350 degrees for 11 min. they were perfect. This is going to be one of our family favorities. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
Yum! Delicious rich flavor. I don't think I'll shop around for almond cookie recipes anymore. I didn't refrigerate either and rolled them in nuts and sugar and baked them without flattening. Turned out great! Chewy and crispy - so so good. Thank you! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
Very light and crispy nice flavor my family gobbled them up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
Excellent cookies! Kind of reminded me of snickerdoodles except for the almond flavor instead of the cinnamon. I just made a couple small changes like lowering the oven temperature to 350 and I was too impatient to wait for the 4 hours so I rolled them into tsp size balls and flattened them with a fork. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2008
very good! didn't refrigerate and roll used scoop and pressed flat. spread w/egg white. then sprinkled w/sugar and ground almonds. very pretty cookie!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2006
I did not refridgerate the dough either and instead rolled it into 1 tsp. balls which I then rolled in a mixture of ground almonds and sugar. I don't know if it's because my oven is new but the cookies BURNT on the bottom. Maybe 375 is too high? Then again my oven might just be too hot (this was only the 3rd time I've used it since new!) Overall excellent taste! I would probably bake them at 350 next time though. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2007
I am a lactose intolerant (I used vanilla soy milk in place of milk) slacker (did not refridgerate the dough but followed other recommendations to just flatten the cookies and I did not put egg white on top because my baby was screaming and I threw slivered almonds on top in place of mixing in ground almonds due to what I had on hand) who does not have cream of tartar (I left it out). My very-altered cookies turned out okay--My husband says "I think they're great!" But I think they taste like slightly almondy sugar cookies which is maybe how they're supposed to taste. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
These were awesome! I read the reviews and added extra almond extract also did not refrigerate and rolled dough balls in sugar and crushed almonds. They taste like a sugar cookie with a very nice subtle almond flavor. So glad I found this recipe:) I did not use the egg whites and I also baked at 350 for exactly 11 minutes and they were perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2005
Super! I didn't refrig either Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/07/2008
I followed the recipe exactly and was very disappointed based on the other reviews. I hate the taste of baking soda and that's all I tasted. Possibly more almond extract would improve the taste but I won't try these again. Read More
(4)
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