Almond Oatmeal Cutouts

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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats


In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in extract. Combine flour and oats; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

Roll out between waxed paper to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.