Makes approximately 42, 3-inch cookies
sifted all-purpose flour
if using salted butter, decrease the salt to 1/4 teaspoon
butter flavored Crisco®
Sliced almonds for topping
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together into a mixing bowl.
Using an electric mixer, blend in the butter and butter flavored Crisco until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
Add egg and almond extract and mix well.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Set them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Press to flatten balls slightly. You can use the bottom of a glass for this.
If desired, brush with an egg wash, see Gr8 Tip below.
Place some sliced almonds on top of each cookie.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the cookies are golden brown, about 13-15 minutes.
An egg wash can be used to add shine and color to your cookies. Simply beat an egg and 1-3 teaspoons of milk or water and brush only the tops (not the sides) of the cookies before baking.
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