Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies

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1 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup chopped almonds


In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg, orange juice, peel and extract. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in almonds. Roll into 1-in. balls.

Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.