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       Title: Almond Cookies #5
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 c  Shortening
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Brown sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Almond extract
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/8 ts Salt
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
            Blanched almonds
       1    Egg yolk and 2 tbsp. water
       Cream shortening and sugars til fluffy. Add egg and extract and beat
   well.  Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder. Roll 1 Tablespoon of dough
   into a ball.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten to 2 inches
   round and place almond in center. Brush with beaten egg yolk and water
   mixture. Bake at 350` til lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Cool. Store in
   airtight container. Lilli  Beach