Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


6-1/2 dozen


1 cup shortening3/4 cup sugar1 large egg, room temperature1 teaspoon almond extract2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powderDash saltOptional: Assorted sprinkles and colored sugar


Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add egg and almond extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture until blended. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. If desired, sprinkle with toppings. Bake until set (do not brown), 7-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 44 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.