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       Title: Almond Cookies #3
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
       4 c  Flour
       2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Salt
   1 1/2 c  Shortening
       1    Egg; well beaten
       2 ts Water
       1 ts Almond extract
     3/4 c  Almonds, blanched; whole
            Red food coloring
   Recipe by: Shirley Fitzpatrick - Gourmet Cooking Class Preparation Time:
      Sift dry ingredients, cut in shortening as for pie dough. Combine egg,
   water and extract.  Add to dry ingredients. If dough is too crumbly, add a
   little more water. Divide into small balls. Flatten each ball to 1/4
   thick.   Press whole almond in center of half of the cookies. Dilute 2
   drops of red coloring with 2 drops of water. Dip the end of the chopstick
   into the coloring and press into the center of the other half of the
   cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. These should be cream
   colored when done -- not browned.