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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  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.