Almond Orange Cookies
1 Cup Shortening (softened)
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1 large Orange, grated & squeezed
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1-3/4 Cups Ground Almonds
1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Preheat Oven to: 400·F
Using an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar until light & fluffy. Add in the eggs, orange rind, and orange juice into the shortening mixture and continue for 3-4 minutes after combined.
Sift flour together with baking powder in a separate bowl. Stir the flour mixture and almonds in to the shortening mixture until it forms a dough.
Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out the dough until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out 36 round cookies and place them on Baking Sheets. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool and firm on baking sheets for about 10 minutes.
Mix confectioner's sugar with cinnamon and sift this mixture evenly over the baked cookies as they cool.