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My Favorites Recipe
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"This was my grandfather's favorite, and has become a family tradition. Enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Roll into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottoms begin to brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2009

These are delicious! I also tried this recipe with 1 C dried cranberries and 1 C chopped pecans, and liked those as well!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2014

made as recipe written. not overly impressed. doubt I will make again.


10 Ratings

Oct 04, 2010

I have an electric oven so it took the full 25 minutes. I added 1 cup of slivered almonds. The cookie had a great shortbread flavor. Thanks!

Dec 21, 2009

These are excellent! I added grated lemon zest (1/2 lemon). It gave it a tinge of lemon hint, yum! I will try grated orange zest next time. These cookies do not spread out and come out like you shape them so be prettier than I was. I didn't space them 2" apart, didn't find the need. Yay! I made shortbread!! :)

Nov 23, 2009

These are delicious, easy treats! Baked for 20 minutes and they were perfect. Be careful not to over bake as they will harden upon cooling. I only got 61 cookies out of the recipe. These taste very much like Italian Wedding Cookies.

Jul 05, 2008

Great for Christmas cookies. Toss in powdered sugar.

Aug 29, 2002

these cookies are the best! i had them with evening coffee and afternoon tea with guests. they will be an added delight to my assorted christmas gift tins. i will anxiously await other fine receipes from you, teresa. i think it is wonderful that your family traditions live on.

Dec 11, 2005

Good flavor, texture. Thought it was great! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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