Powdered Sugar Cookies

September 16, 2010 04:20 AM
Powdered Sugar Cookies


½ c. shortening
½ c. butter
1 ½ c. confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. almond extract
2 ½ c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tarter
1.4 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pecans
¾ c. confectioners sugar (for coating)
Beat shortening and butter until light; gradually add 1 ½ c. confectioners sugar, beating constantly. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract to mix well.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 1" apart onto ungreased baking sheet. (Or shape in 1" balls.) Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to cooling racks, and while still warm, roll in confectioners sugar. When cool, roll in confectioners sugar again for snowy white coating. Makes about 6 dozen.
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