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Swedish Heirloom Cookies
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
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.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
Dredge warm cookies in confectioners' sugar.
Yield: 4 dozen
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