Swedish Heirloom Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups ground almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream shortening and butter at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup confectioners' sugar and salt; mix well. Stir in flour. Add water, vanilla extract and almonds, stirring well.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
  4. Dredge warm cookies in confectioners' sugar.

Yields 4 dozen.

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