Prep Time 30m
Cook Time 10m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 8 dozen cookies


Ingredients
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds
  • Sliced almonds, if desired
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 400ºF. Combine powdered sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, salt, water, vanilla and almond extracts. Using a spoon, stir in flour until well mixed. Stir in ground nuts.
  • Step 2Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill cookie press; press dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Press almond slices onto the center of the cookies, if desired.
  • Step 3Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set, but not brown. Cool one minute. Remove to cooling rack.
  • TipIf dough becomes too soft, refrigerate about 5 minutes or until firm.
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