Makes about 45 (2-inch) pieces. Recipe is provided by Mary Guzzardo.
1 cup shortening
11/4 cups sugar
1 tbl. almond extract or 2 tbls. vanilla extract
3 tsps. baking powder
Pinch of salt
5 cups flour
1. Cream together shortening, sugar, eggs and extracts. Blend baking powder, salt and flour into mixture.
2. Work dough well until smooth. Break off pieces and roll into a rope. Cut rope into 2-inch pieces and press into rectangular shape.
3. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Cool. Ice or leave plain.