Grandma's Million Dollar Cookies

Serve these simple pressed circles, flavored with vanilla and almonds and just the right touch of sweetness.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 60

1 1/3
cups sugar
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine 1 cup of the sugar, shortening and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, almond extract and egg; blend well. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; mix well.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in remaining 1/3 cup sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
65
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.